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by grenfell
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3190

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

WTI now at $20.37. On the 31st of march 1986 it reached $10.25 which taking everything into account would be $22.39 in todays prices so in real terms we are lower now. Might put off filling the car , at this rate they'll be paying me to take it away :lol:
by grenfell
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3190

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Bullion by post has suspended deliveries and supermarkets are limiting what can be brought. Might not be able to do much with it at home but at least it'd be in your hands if it's out.
https://www.bullionbypost.co.uk/index/g ... d-traders/
by grenfell
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3190

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Brent crude is now less than $27 a barrel. Wonder how much lower it can get and just what are the ramifications?
by grenfell
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3190

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

When I was growing up the word "millions" was rarely heard, pools winners aside, and few could comprehend its relative value. Nowadays we hear "billions" on a daily basis but I still doubt that many can visualise its meaning in real terms. Its not unusual to now hear "trillions" being mentioned reg...
by grenfell
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3190

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

I've been watching the banks status (Barclays was down 18% yesterday alone!) wondering if it's worth drip-feeding some cash out... That's occurred to us as well . Certainly the money sitting in accounts is doing practically nothing so there would be no great loss if it were all withdrawn . Flip sid...
by grenfell
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So what have we learnt?
Replies: 55
Views: 1983

Re: So what have we learnt?

I've always been an adherent to the slow crash thing but i'm beginning to wonder if it's speeding up a bit?
by grenfell
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So what have we learnt?
Replies: 55
Views: 1983

Re: So what have we learnt?

On the selfish and greedy aspect i'll pinch a quote i read elsewhere . "Evolution favours species that do what works rather than species that do the 'right' thing". Or to put it a other way each looks after their own . Ants don't store food to help the grasshoppers , lions don't share their kill wit...
by grenfell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3328

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

Ann Summers getting in on the action ? Seems others are ,
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... began.html
Sorry it's the daily fail
by grenfell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: First hand reports of reduced cash handling
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: First hand reports of reduced cash handling

A few years ago now i worked a spell of maintainence at a bullion bank . The amounts of cash there didn't make me think it would soon be a thing of the past just yet. Dozens of the 1m square bins full of notes and coins of all dominations. The money was moved around by forklift and arrived in artics...
by grenfell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: First hand reports of reduced cash handling
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: First hand reports of reduced cash handling

Firm i worked for did maintenance on banks although it was a fair few years ago . Town of around 25,000 with several atms and just the one would be filled with £100,000 on a friday afternoon and it was generally gone by saturday night. Filled again on the mondsy morning but did tend to last longer d...