BillyB wrote:my arguments are all based around avoiding using a single currency
Riiiiight, so you've gone from blindly opposing the EU to just opposing the Euro currency now? At least that's a start and a step in the right direction...
As far as monetary policy is concerned, you still need to drop those funny views about retaining "control" over one's currency. Japan is a huge economy, it needed a weaker Yen to prop up it's economy... the gov't made a massive intervention to depreciate the currency... and what happened? It got even stronger.
Same thing with the Swiss Franc. The Swiss made a massive move to stem the rise of the Franc to new heights... only to see their attempts bear no effect whatsoever.
No, I'll correct you for the 5th time. I don't agree with the E.U for a number of reasons. Most of which are irrelevant to this discussion and personal to my own views. We are entitled to have our own view on things - that is what democracy represents. I'm anti-euro for a number of reasons, of which I can support and present a logical and real-life argument for.
My points (how many times do I need to explain this to you) are based around the Euro and my real life working experience of it. I'm not some academic thinking I know everything about every single political, market theme on every Country on the map. I know my limitations and stick to them.
I used to be a sell-side and then buy-side analyst and write notes/investment recommendations based on Euro and Asian banking stocks. Thats my scenario. I dissect companies and then integrate a macro level scenario and present a recommendation based on fact - I'm not a speculator. Everything I use has a source that can be verified and is universally disclosed.
If you want to continue to pass judgement and get personal and insinuate that I don't know what I am talking about then go ahead. I'm used to talking to jumped up academics - mostly reporters or equity sales guys fresh out of a top school thinking they can do something different to change the shape of the banking industry or giving me textbook quoted reasons to trade with them and buy their equity ideas - who have all the views and opinions and academic knowledge that money can buy, but ask them to relate the information to a real-life scenario and they haven't got a clue.
I'm not on some d*ck measuring mission here. I put my points across and if you choose not to agree then support your argument as to why. I don't ram my political or market views down everyone's throat on this forum. This post was initially related to the British demonstrations (being a Brit myself I thought it was disgusting behaviour) and you hijacked the thread and have continued to manipulate it to drive it in a direction obviously close to your own heart - The E.U.
You continue to present wishy washy, child like statements that a fresh grad would make. And I note when someone drills down a little deeper - like JR8 did in his very well written previous post - surprise surprise, you ignore the post and get back to something out of context like Japan. WTF has Japan got to do with the Euro discussion? Don't tell me Japan exports to Europe and there is a currency pair so its inextricably linked.
Your statement on Switzerland is about the only accurate thing you've said. Credit where credit is due. But to get the full 5 points on your GCSE question paper could you 'give reasons as to why'??
Aster, like many people whom I have had the unpleasantness of knowing and working in some context with - you are a jack of all trades and a master of absolutely none.
My recommendation is 'Hold' your opinions to preserve some credibility.