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  • Browntrout
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    • 20th Mar 13, 10:23 PM
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    • 20th Mar 13, 10:23 PM
    buy hospitality tickets for the Champions League Cup Final 25th May at Wembley online, invite a bunch of your mates and have ball!
    If it takes a man a week to walk to walk a fortnight how long does it take a fly with tackity boots on to walk through a barrel of treacle?
  • innovate
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    • 21st Mar 13, 7:15 AM
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    • 21st Mar 13, 7:15 AM
    Donate it to Cyprus.
  • thesaver79
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    • 21st Mar 13, 7:08 PM
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    • 21st Mar 13, 7:08 PM
    Any more advice? Maybe a bit more insightful?
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 21st Mar 13, 8:34 PM
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    bigadaj
    • #5
    • 21st Mar 13, 8:34 PM
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    • 21st Mar 13, 8:34 PM
    If you don't want stupid answers don't post a stupid question.

    The only sensible question appears to be regarding the outlook of the euro sterling exchange rate.

    Thats purely opinion but you could check forex markets for projections and make a decision based on that. To me the euro still looks massively over valued, though the British and us economies have their problems, if it were me and I was looking at it from he uk I would exchange into sterling as soon as I could.
    • kidmugsy
    • By kidmugsy 21st Mar 13, 10:45 PM
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    kidmugsy
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    • 21st Mar 13, 10:45 PM
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    • 21st Mar 13, 10:45 PM
    I'm a bigger fan of gold than is common hereabouts.

    All fiat currencies end at zero.
  • thesaver79
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    • 31st Mar 13, 11:27 AM
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    • 31st Mar 13, 11:27 AM
    What about investing in a EUR fund?
    • grey gym sock
    • By grey gym sock 31st Mar 13, 1:10 PM
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    grey gym sock
    • #8
    • 31st Mar 13, 1:10 PM
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    • 31st Mar 13, 1:10 PM
    how long before you'll want to spend/use the money? (i.e. is it long enough for investing to be a sensible option?)

    and do you expect to spend it in pounds?
  • thesaver79
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    • 31st Mar 13, 1:16 PM
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    • 31st Mar 13, 1:16 PM
    how long before you'll want to spend/use the money? (i.e. is it long enough for investing to be a sensible option?)

    and do you expect to spend it in pounds?
    Originally posted by grey gym sock
    I'd be happy to commit to a 5-10 years investment at least.
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 31st Mar 13, 1:26 PM
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    Buy shares in German companies. My investment there (via a Mutual Fund) has just paid a dividend for the first time in three years. German business is still very strong and exporting around the world. The low Euro helps their exports, and if the Euro were to break up for some reason then the new German currency would shoot up so that the value of assets in Germany (in pounds or dollars) would also increase dramatically.

    If you can afford the chance of losing the money, perhaps now is the time to buy Greek or Italian debt paper (bonds). Those bonds are clearly not first-rate investments, but they are probably worth more than the present market price.
  • thesaver79
    If you can afford the chance of losing the money, perhaps now is the time to buy Greek or Italian debt paper (bonds). Those bonds are clearly not first-rate investments, but they are probably worth more than the present market price.
    Originally posted by Voyager2002
    And being Italian I hope we won't default
    • ohit
    • By ohit 31st Mar 13, 9:15 PM
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    ohit
    Assuming you want to keep cash, keep some in EUR and GBP and then split the rest up into several different currencies. Some ideas:

    AUD
    CAD
    SGD
    HKD (same as USD really)
    CHF
    SEK
    NOK
    DKK
    NZD
  • rodman
    Donate it to Cyprus.
    Originally posted by innovate
    That was funny one.
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