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Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2009, 1:17 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,959
Posted By dugongs

Re: Is it time to think, maybe 2.5 soon?

its like a cfd but without the collateral rollover
Forum: Australia
Sep 4th 2009, 9:09 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,959
Posted By dugongs

Re: Is it time to think, maybe 2.5 soon?

Yeah i agree long term but at the moment interest rate rises in Oz are pretty much discounted within the price. There is a possibility that Oz will not increase rates as quickly given the economy may...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2009, 11:57 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,959
Posted By dugongs

Re: Is it time to think, maybe 2.5 soon?

Here is another recent short video from the FT - its the one dated 2 Sep titled Exit Strategy which talks about the aussie economy and the dollar.

Very interesting re the chart tracking commodity...
Forum: Australia
Sep 2nd 2009, 6:58 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,959
Posted By dugongs

Re: Is it time to think, maybe 2.5 soon?

Hopefully going to bounce a bit now. Good article out of london discussing the current position below. It is hard to get perspective reading the aussie press so full of chest puffing pieces but...
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2009, 11:50 am
Replies: 2,577
Views: 302,843
Posted By dugongs

Re: 1.93's A$ to the Pound!!!

One thing to note. The labour government that drove uk into this mess is about to be booted out in the uk for a generation maybe for ever. Whereas Australia have just elected them so maybe where uk...
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2009, 11:40 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,959
Posted By dugongs

Re: Is it time to think, maybe 2.5 soon?

I was convinced we had bottomed at 1.95 and opened a spreadbet buying aussie but looks like I caught the knife as this is going down further in the short term. I may lose money on this one but you...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2009, 8:52 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,959
Posted By dugongs

Re: Is it time to think, maybe 2.5 soon?

There have been a couple of signals recently.

First the Bank of England in the UK stopped the quantative easing which immediately strengthened the pound. This was unexpected so is the talk...
Forum: Australia
Feb 1st 2009, 10:35 am
Replies: 18
Views: 7,492
Posted By dugongs

Re: Emirates or Cathay Pacific?

Worth saying cp are installing fixed seat backs across economy so the recliners cannot intrude into your precious space. Probably more important for adults than kids though. They seem to be unique in...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 24th 2009, 7:19 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,116
Posted By dugongs

Re: UK legal problem with house. Anything I can do anyone?

this sheds new light on this one. it was unregistered land. however your solicitor has the deed of exchange relating to the piece of land in dispute. accordingly it seems to me you purchased the two...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 14th 2009, 11:28 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,116
Posted By dugongs

Re: UK legal problem with house. Anything I can do anyone?

oh ok. problem with all this is the transfer would have been signed by both parties and that confirmed the attached plan. you would need some evidence that the transfer deed was incorrect such as pre...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 13th 2009, 7:16 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,116
Posted By dugongs

Re: UK legal problem with house. Anything I can do anyone?

you have to check the extent of the property from the transfer plan. if the title was split when the sale was made to yourself there must have been a plan attached to the transfer deed both parties...
Forum: Australia
Oct 11th 2008, 7:50 am
Replies: 139
Views: 9,794
Posted By dugongs

Re: OZ ECONOMICS DOWN THE DUNNY?

i have to say aussies dont report bad news about themselves and they have a blinkered view of how great they are which leads to a lot of corporate disasters overseas e.g. nab, multiplex, fosters,...
Forum: Australia
Sep 7th 2008, 11:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By dugongs

Re: Story Apts,Kangaroo point.

although i prefer kangaroo point those apartments are on the busy main road so if you get a low level you will have a lot of noise. the tunnel works are also in full swing on that stretch so...
Forum: Australia
Jul 30th 2008, 7:49 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,742
Posted By dugongs

Re: Aussie dollar on the turn

Another article picking up on the possible reversal of aussie dollar. Good news for those with funds although bad news for those that need to find work when you get there. Aussie recessions are...
Forum: Australia
Jul 24th 2008, 8:53 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,742
Posted By dugongs

Aussie dollar on the turn

Patience will be rewarded - taken from Bloomberg this morning. Just wait until post the Bejing olympics slowdown kicks in. Aussie is a little boat in a large ocean and can move quickly when the...
Jun 12th 2008, 12:06 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By dugongs

Re: Taking TVs/Fridges etc back to UK

well we shipped our us style fridge freezer back and despite what the shippers said packed it full of stuff as there was no way i was paying for all that empty space.

everything was fine until we...
Forum: Australia
Dec 16th 2007, 10:19 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,263
Posted By dugongs

Re: A Stupid Question Maybe? But....

we've done this trip a few times now and used a few airlines. we prefer to fly through now as short stopovers seem to make the end jetlag worse when you get to oz. picking the flight times is good...
Forum: Australia
Nov 17th 2007, 4:05 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,617
Posted By dugongs

Re: mortgage

NZ does not have stamp duty as far as i am aware so not everywhere.
Forum: Australia
Nov 14th 2007, 12:18 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 7,037
Posted By dugongs

Re: EXCHANGE RATE

funnily enough this is a bit bullish for sterling as the market was expecting a couple of quick cuts in base rate.
Forum: Australia
Oct 6th 2007, 9:27 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By dugongs

Re: Rugby 2007 - Cheeky Bundy Ad

i will always have a soft spot for the drop bear
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2007, 6:53 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,086
Posted By dugongs

Re: Plantation homes

we built with these people a while back and have to say i thought they were ok and good value for money. when the house was built they used steel across the ground level to add strength which apart...
Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2007, 9:29 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 7,637
Posted By dugongs

Re: Nationwide Flex Account

moneysavingexpert email today claims nationwide introducing 2.5% fee min 3 quid from 17 october for overseas withdrawals. this brings them into line with nearly all other cards and moneysavingexpert...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 11th 2007, 10:26 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By dugongs

Re: Is Penang Any Good

Batu Ferenghi is the best beach resort there and hotels are very reasonable. We have stayed at the Park Royal a couple of times on stopovers and really enjoyed it. There is a bit to do around Penang...
Forum: Australia
Aug 9th 2007, 9:18 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,254
Posted By dugongs

Re: Bank Vs Hifx, Ozforez etc, surely banks are worse?

We transferred a large sum (for us i.e. 100k+) from aussie to sterling and shopped the brokers. In the end we went with HSBC where we had an account as for large amounts they book you a special rate....
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2007, 11:03 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By dugongs

Re: Whyalla

whyalla was recently identified in the australian newspaper as property prices were rising at the fastest pace - all linked to the resources boom.

whyalla on the up although becoming more...
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