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  1. MaseratiGent

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    We've seen the first wave of financial deleveraging. Next is economic deleveraging and it takes months.
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    What shape will the car industry be in after all this?

    To answer the question and forgetting the economic/financial situation I think there will quite a change in political discourse in two veins. Evidenced ability to reduce CO2/other emissions and the world to be 'green'. This could manifest itself as a requirement on corporates to reduce CO2 e.g...
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    GT Strad VS Ferrari

    Because as a porsche owner friend (in sincerity) said: I don't like the estate Ferrari.
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    GT Strad VS Ferrari

    To be fair I am endlessly tempted by a 612. I have a QP V but due to family growing too big (!) I can get a crappy people carrier and upgrade the fun car. I like the GT and am a Maser Man but... temptation can be fatal. I really like the idea of a V12. We talk about a V8 almost nostalgicly...but...
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    Where do you see Mainland China riots?
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    That's Bournemouth Airport. In some parts of the US now crude oil is negatively priced. Crazy times.
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    GT Strad VS Ferrari

    I can see a thread like this descending into an unintentioned Italian civil war. My question is really simple: why is a weight (and otherwise) optimized GT Strad slower 0-60 than a Ferrari of contemporary vintage (with a small engine even)?
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    I wrote a few days ago there will be the ultimate short squeeze lasting days, after QE + Fiscal Bailout. Dow could easily get to 25,000 before its slow decline over months to lower than it's recent low (with less vol).
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    The 31st/1st will be very rocky. It will be month-end for funds and banks and this is when (there should be) rigorous price testing by third parties for the funds/banks for their positions. Except over the last 10y there's been more electronic dealing for bonds where depth is nowhere like as...
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    Quattroporte/QP 2009 Bose NIT Silverbox: Suspected HDD Failure

    Fixing this goes on and thanks to @Keano we have learnt more. The HDD stores the navigation information & graphics and stored music. In the absence of a failing HDD (which will cause the system to freeze completely) you can use the NIT if you remove the HDD but only the radio and no other...
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    I think it's important to differentiate from near term views and long term. In the long term some companies are going to do well come what may (yes their share price may dive and be volatile) but they will still be around. My view on companies is to look at which are indebted and separately who...
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    Central banks control their respective countries' currencies....until once every 100 years they lose control. The issue that's been going on since 2008 is that CBs have continued to rely on the fact the population has trust in our currency (because nothing is actually backing it other than...
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    Marci awakes from a 3 year slumber!

    A very nice colour - and stealing Aston's thunder;)
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    Silver outperforming - check the gold/silver ratio. There is a general institutional bid and an extreme retail bid for both but retail is skewed to silver as it's cheaper/more accessible in retail form. I suspect there's added logic for retail aside from the usual safety commodity: ultimate...
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    @BennyD I don't know Wattie. I think he explains himself in a direct and to many acerbic way - solely because what he believes is unpleasant and unorthodox. I don't think he does it to revel in the misery of others merely his enjoyment of what he has believed in for so long coming to fruition...
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    Admirer of Wimbledon Common MC Stradale

    I went for a spin today (tonic to suffering a bit of angina - impressive at 35 with a BMI <27 right?). I drove to Phil Collins in the warming sun with my shades on down the A3 today. Then the Unrestricted sign came upon me. I only went up to 78 in 3rd for I surely knew what was coming...
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    Nice QPV GTS 4.7

    I reckon in 9m time you'll be able to buy a 4.7 QP V 2013 for about 3.5K or an F460 for 10K. You may think I'm crazy now but when you take someone's net worth to 25% AND eliminate 25% of jobs you see huge price deflation. I remember 911s were 50% of their 2007 prices.
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    Pic of the day

    It can always get more ****. I have about 8 months before the Army can call me under the Reserves Act (although I'd be called up to bayonet you looters rather than cut fibre optics in Iraq!):)
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    US Initial Claims (from my own anecdotal evidence and the IBs' views) are going to be catastrophic. There is an extreme USD squeeze but this is going to add vol.