Where's Shunty?

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Can anyone tell me what happened to the thread that ''shunty'' started regarding the house price crash and exchange rate plummet. I have looked on the search tool but it comes up with ''too many results foud please refine your search''. So shunty if you are out there Im curious as to what you think of the current exchange rate which seems to be much improved and house prices seem to have leveled out with a 40% rise in sales across the uk last month?

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Dean Moriarty 1243109332




Try searching "weak pound" or "french house price crash". I was wondering what happened to him too?

lollie-420317 1243119587

No nothing ..................but thanks anyway Dean.



colmar-394427 1243121076

Perhaps he feels a bit embaressed, and has decided to lie low for a few years again! or possibly he is having his crystal balls serviced.




lollie-420317 1243167217

Thanks for that............oh well maybe we will hear from him sometime soon although it seems to be the case that you only hear such a post when its all doom and gloom, he's not so talkative now is he?



Dean Moriarty 1243168847

He was correct in the beginning but lost the plot towards the end. No matter how rotten the system in the UK is it will not be allowed to fail. The wealthy will always need to carry on and generate more wealth and the fiddlers will always find other ways to fiddle. Those without will continue to moan and nothing much will have changed.



shunty 1248642833

Hi Lollie,

you said on the 23/5/09:

"Can anyone tell me what happened to the thread that ''shunty''
started regarding the house price crash and exchange rate plummet.


I have looked on the search tool but it comes up with ''too many results foud please refine your search''.


So shunty if you are out there Im curious as to what you think of
the current exchange rate which seems to be much improved and house
prices seem to have leveled out with a 40% rise in sales across the uk
last month?"


I am very surprised that you think UK house prices have levelled, with a 40% rise in sales across the UK. Also, I don't know where you got those figures from ?? they are incorrect.

You must be the only person that thinks that is the case as even the government have acknowledged this is a huge crisis.

have you not wondered why the exchange rate can't break above the 1.16 mark ? there is a reason for this.
I will admit that they have managed to keep the plates spinning for longer than expected but it's just a matter of time. I thought everyone had realsied this by now ?





shunty 1248642969

colmar said:

"Perhaps he feels a bit embaressed, and has decided to lie low for a few
years again! or possibly he is having his crystal balls serviced."



not at all. Everything is happening just as I said it would. I haven't changed my mind about anything.

by the way, you have spelt 'embarrassed' incorrectly.





shunty 1248643102

Dean Moriarty said:

"He was correct in the beginning but lost the plot towards the end. No
matter how rotten the system in the UK is it will not be allowed to
fail. The wealthy will always need to carry on and generate more wealth
and the fiddlers will always find other ways to fiddle. Those without
will continue to moan and nothing much will have changed."


why have I lost the plot ??

the whole system is about to fail, east becomes west. Precious metals will be the winners.





colmar-394427 1248647798

Oh, I do apologise for my spelling mistake, dear master of doom and gloom! If that is all that you can come up with on my comments, then you are not worth a toss. Do you not realise that people are seriously worried about the way their economic quality of life is heading, and then periodically someone like you comes along with opinions, and facts, that we do not know how you have come by, and you kick their hopes down again. It seems strange to me that you have never had the courtesy to return my emails to you, but now have decided "to go public" I wonder if your batteries ran down, and someone has now stuck new duracells up your arse!




shunty 1248648013

colmar said:

"Oh, I do apologise for my spelling mistake, dear master of doom and
gloom! If that is all that you can come up with on my comments, then
you are not worth a toss. Do you not realise that people are seriously
worried about the way their economic quality of life is heading, and
then periodically someone like you comes along with opinions, and
facts, that we do not know how you have come by, and you kick their
hopes down again. It seems strange to me that you have never had the
courtesy to return my emails to you, but now have decided "to go
public" I wonder if your batteries ran down, and someone has now stuck
new duracells up your arse!"




Hi colmar,

yes indeed I did realise that people would be seriously economically affected, that's why I started some threads on this site & warned everyone in June 2007.

your emails you sent were quite hostile I thought, hence I never replied. I have replied to some on here & helped them decide what course to take. Some listened.





colmar-394427 1248648043

Did I spell duracells correctly !




shunty 1248648223

to all on AI.

I post on many sites & have never replied in anger....ever. I have always explained my reasoning & am always happy to engage in discussion. Sometimes however I may not return to a thread for months as I post on a lot of websites.

admin I am quite happy for these types of replies to stay, because it says more about posters than I ever need to say.







shunty 1248648271

admittedly colmar I don't normally do the spelling police stuff, I just thought it was quite ironic in this case;-)




colmar-394427 1248649471

So, why is it I have sent you yet another email, which you have not answered, yet you posted a reply to my posting as soon as it was put on?




shunty 1248649904

probably because I haven't checked that email account for about 2 hours.....

I will go have a look now.

cheers, Nick





shunty 1248650036

your email doesn't make sense does it ??

seriously.....





shunty 1248650450

Hi ciolmar,

I have just dug out your old email.
Are you still trying to sell your french house so that you can return to the UK ?





colmar-394427 1248650852

I shall reply to you in the morning, as it is way past the time I normally go to bed. But, do not think you will get the better of me. Many have tried, and many have failed. You can sit and type on a computer keyboard. But lets meet face to face, and you will find that



































I shall reply to you when it suits me. You are right, I am not a little pussycat that backs down. I do have a knowledge of British politics, probably a bit more than you know. You will hear from me when I am ready.























shunty 1248651548

that's not a very professional reply colmar.
it even sounds threatening yet I haven't said or done anything towards you.





goodnight maria





dartagnan-408468 1248651757

We want to sell, but are not having much luck. Do you have any advise.




orme-384975 1248651988

Just been reading through this thread again, and have noticed this:


No matter how rotten the system in the UK is it will not be allowed to fail. The wealthy will always need to carry on and generate more wealth and the fiddlers will always find other ways to fiddle.


This presumes that people are more powerful than they are. Systems, and indeed empires, have fallen in the past and could do again. No-one in power on this planet is infallible or omnipotent. Wealthy people have lost their wealth, and fiddlers have been caught out, had their fingers burnt, and sometimes ended up in prison!


When hard times come, it's best to be forewarned, because one can then plan accordingly. If people carry on gaily, borrowing and spending as they did before, they will only have even bigger problems when the dirt hits the proverbial fan. An economic crisis doesn't go away just because we don't like it, or because it interferes with our way of life, or because we want it to! The Greeks (or was it the Spartans?) killed the messenger who carried the bad news, but that didn't reverse the events - the bad news had still happened ....




shunty 1248652069

Hi dartagnan,

I would need more details.
is it a stone house in the countryside or something different.
is it mortgaged ?

If it was me selling right now & struggling, I would consider 3 options.

1 - reduce & take the hit, put into a euro account & wait for perity or below, it will come trust me. Then within this you need to either buy some gold & silver, either straight from euros depending on the current buying strength at that time OR wait for parity & buy in sterling. Gold/silver are the only money spinners for the next decade in my opinion.
2 - swap your house for one in the Uk if that's your aim. There are sites setting up now with people stuck in the UK. Not easy to arrange I would imagine, but worth a go.
3 - rent it out & return to the UK & rent over there.


Obviously appreciate without knowing your financial situation &/or current property type/location & overall aims, it is difficult to offer direct advise.





shunty 1248652207

evening orme,

the system will fail you know, but perhaps in a way that people don't realise straight away.
Inflation is a devastating hidden thing that erodes away your wealth from under your nose.

Look to Argentina (or Poland right now) & see where we are headed.

Wiemar 1930's here we come, let's just hope they don't go for the gold confiscation again.





shunty 1248652908

sorry, I meant advice.

posting on too many threads & sites again...





Mickrest 1248771054

As one who was sceptical about Shunty's predictions on the original thread, I have to admit that his chrystal ball was in perfect shape.


He had obviously researched the state of the world economic well, better than the rest of us. We were all too busy hoping, wishing and praying that what he was saying was wrong to notice the incredible problems underlying the American housing market and the world's banking system.


He got it spot on and there probably isn't a one of us that hasn't suffered or isn't suffering as a result of the financial mess he predicted. We'd have suffered a lot less if we had listened to him and followed his advice.


I, for one, will be a little more attentive to what he says in future and I also admire the way he keeps his cool in the face of quite unwarranted gloating and hostility.


Mick




shunty 1248917159

thank you very much for those brave kind words Mickrest :-)

I came on to this site to help/advise people, just like I had been helped/advised.

I often find in life, that I am swimming in the opposite direction from the majority.

cheers,
Nick







Mickrest 1248949468


Just out of interest, Nick, what prompts you to think that the pound will fall below parity with the euro? You've obviously done your research again. Are there any websites you can point us to?


Mick





chantecleer 1248958972

Hi all,


When I first came across House Price Crash topic on this forum I had been doing a lot of my own research on property prices in France. I had been saving for a holiday home in Normandy for many, many years as I want to spend a lot of time in France when I retire, but not live there permanently due to my being heavily involved in my son’s car racing career in UK.


Many years ago I dabbled in owning Classic Cars and witnessed their price bubble which then burst, and although I didn’t lose money, I timed the sale of some of my cars badly, so I could have made a lot of money if I’d been more observant of the market. When property prices started to rise so high for so long my instinct and every fibre in my body told me it was fundamentally wrong and couldn’t continue, but must end abruptly.


In 2006/07 my accountant knew that the financial storm was on its way and warned me to be on guard. I had several friends and relatives who rented out properties and I suggested it might be an idea to sell in 2007 but they thought I was mad and kept them. They now regret not selling back then as they’ve had problems shifting them recently, and kick themselves for thinking I was crazy in 2007! The majority of people I know really well were saying in 2007 that prices would continue to rise, and rise and rise again!! I thought they were all unhinged to believe this was true.


When I first found Shunty posting on here, to be honest, it was a relief to find somebody else who could see what I could see. I had also discovered ‘housepricecrash form’...etc during my own research.


From the very onset I’ve had no interest/desire to make money on any property in any country BUT at the same time I have no desire to lose vast sums of money either!


I have just returned from France where I have found a house that I would like to buy, so I’m trying to negotiate a price 30% less than original asking price. It’s in an area where there are not very many British owners, so prices are very much in line with what the French can pay. I’ve worked b........ hard to save this cash so I’ll not part with it easily!!




H Starks 1259426579

I've just finished reading all the shunty threads and it seems impossible to email him. Can anyone explain more?  

La montreliere 1259431447

Im not suprised its difficult to get hold of him after some of the rude, offensive and downright threatening responces given to him.


I cant help but feel that amongst the people truly interested in having a proper debate on this subject, their are as many others only interested in goading and picking arguements with ''shunty''.


If I were shunty I would be safe in the knowledge that I had the information that I felt I needed to see me through the difficult times and stick two fingers up at the doubters.


Shunty.................Let them get on with it!!!!!!



Joe-Huelgoat-383105 1259461133

http://www.loansite.co.uk/news/interest-rate-november-december-2007.htm

The base rate prediction made was rather less than acurate.
The predicted rise was in fact one of the most dramatic ever recorded continuing falls.
Even so an interesting debate.

Many were predicting in June/July 2008 (alas I was one of them) massive inflation was about to follow so not to tie up money long term at low rates (6/8% was no problem to obtain then) How wrong some of us were. The nature of the beast was so many oposing forces reacting at the same time.

You have to both study and research as well as gamble. Many in Jan 2009 could get little better than 2% on a large investment with 100% security. I bagged 7.65% and decided that was good enough - I could have gambled on a Barclays deal that offered 100% return over 5 years if I was brave enough to gamble that the FTSE would not (having just started climbing from a recent all time low) drop by more than 50% in a 5 year period. After the recent turmoil I declined. Perhaps I should have taken it - none of us have a truely reliable crystal ball some will make the correct decision and some will make incorrect decisions.

Never gamble more than you can afford to loose...........



Aka-420784 1260025559

He seemed a very knowledgeable chap and we miss reading what he had to say. We searched his name on facebook but it's not possible as there are so many people named Shunty. It seems to be an Asian name?

 He did have the feeling of the Guru about him.

Kernana-407546 1452037952

Anyone out there know what happened to Shunty. I must admit, I miss his posts and the effort he put into giving us the best advice on certain financial matters.


If your reading this Shunty?  A happy new year to you from one of us who have benefitted from your advice.

Anonymous 1453206344

I was in contact with him shortly after he left the area (France?) back in 2010.  He gave me some advice on what to do with the proceeds from the sale of my house.  As it happens, I found another to buy straight away but if I had followed his advice my stash would have increased by about 50% in less than a year.  Great guy, very helpful and certainly not deserving of the full A.I. aggression.

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