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To the institutions that essentially owned HBOS, along with Lloyds, it didn't really matter what value was ascribed to the valueless bank with its mountain of dodgy debts and legacy issues. They were still holding the same pack of cards after the takeover. That's the main reason the merger won the vote. It's only people like me that lost out, massively. Fools who thought they'd invested in a low-risk prudent bank. But you're right, HBOS should have been liquidated then taken over, not bought.
Almost one in five takeover announcements last year was preceded by suspicious or otherwise unusual share price movements, casting doubt over the Financial Conduct Authority’s efforts to stem insider trading. In its report for the year to the end of March, published yesterday, the watchdog said that 19 per cent of deals had been preceded by abnormal price movements in the two days before the announcement, the same as in 2015.
Had a quick look at Cobham. Not on my radar screen. Did not fill me with confidence - is it a takeover target? Bw may know.
It's only taken them 5 months broadwood - competition commission opening an inquiry in to Tesco's Booker takeover: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-booker-group-m-a-tesco-idUKKBN18Q14S
And I was thinking that it was obligatory to issue holdings RNS's when a 3% holding ................................................................................ It is obligatory, ergo the shares are well dispersed here and abroad. Even if a predator was building a large stake with a view to a takeover it is possible to hide the fact by dispersing the shares in nominee accounts etc and we would never know until we read it in the papers. Not impossible by the way, if some entity believes in the future of the UK and sees a bargain on offer.
J - you have said in the past that you have used options; so I won't go through the mechanics. I am an option writer/seller. I believe that the Lloyds sp will go sideways as I have done for some time. I reset my price range from time to time. I pick off higher of lower prices within the range to set my strikes. My written puts are backed by cash. I write options as the premiums received are tax free; a higher yield than dividends. My option experience is over a very long time so have seen highs and lows in the markets. Any other question? edit: You understand no doubt that writing both sides gives you twice the premium income. Relatively safe with Lloyds but not of course where there is a risk of takeover such as the utilities or BP for example.
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