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      01-20-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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Northern Rock ???

I have no affiliation with N Rock but keep getting this nagging urge to buy some shares


advice please
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      01-20-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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So do I and then when I look a week later they have halved in value again.
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      01-20-2008, 07:04 PM   #3
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I have no affiliation with N Rock but keep getting this nagging urge to buy some shares


advice please
Are you going to wait for Richard Branson to buy the best bit?
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      01-21-2008, 03:04 AM   #4
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If you beleive the papers, Branson is set to buy it for 1 billion (before the shit hit the fan it was worth 120 Billion)
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      01-21-2008, 03:38 AM   #5
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Yeah, its kinda tempting, but probably not a good idea. It will be worth no where near its original value and although its normal to pay 20% or so as a premium over the current stock price when buying a company, that won't apply here. Basically Gordon is desperate to off-load it and Branson is probably the only way, so if there is a premium it won't be much and they could drop more in the meantime.

They'd probably be better off nationalising it, stabilising it, then selling it on in 5 years but I think they've had enough.
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      01-21-2008, 02:48 PM   #6
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northern rock

shares were up 55% at one point today !
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      01-21-2008, 02:53 PM   #7
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Just checked northern rock at close

NR at close today 94p up from 67p on friday adds up to 46% rise third highest % rise on ftse today
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      01-21-2008, 03:04 PM   #8
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ftse took its biggest fall since 9/11 today,im so glad i cashed in my isa when it was in the 6400's,that put me off of stocks and shares for a bit.
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I do a lot of leveraged margin trading, and as far as i am concerned, northern is a gamble. There are easier ways to make money on the stockmarkets, just short overvalued stocks (for now).
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