Positivity in times of uncertainty.


  • Banned

    There is a lot of negativity and stress around the forums at the moment.

    Whilst I can understand that, and I don't begrudge anyone selling up (do what is best for you), I would like to commend FI.

    I think they are getting it fairly right. They don't know what the future holds. Whole countries don't know what to do, with all their might behind them.

    FI are getting info to us asap, doubled divs, appear not to be over-stretching themselves.

    When talking about pyramids etc, I am told that FI is no such scheme and dividends underpin everything.

    This is never truer than now.

    Money may be pumped into div winners and so it should.

    Well done FI.



  • Exactly. This has more than likely demonstrated the importance of MB and regular dividend earners and the safety net they offer. If anything it has helped me to clearly see what i want from my portfolio and where i want my money to be.

    FI is the only gambling site that can offer up daily football bets at this time. I havent been interested in dports betting since joining FI over 18 months ago but today i recieved emails from all kinds of bookies telling me about esports and virtual casinos which clearly shows the desperation from those book makers to keep the bets flowing.



  • @MrWh1te @Black-wolf 👏👏👏



  • If they can’t do something that supports the whole market and all traders, instead of something that only benefits the big guns (whales), then despite me being against it initially, the index should be frozen until games and common sense returns.


  • Banned

    @Erased-Citizen see here is the problem. You keep saying this, on multiple posts.

    But you fail to understand it's about percentages.

    What percentage profit would you like?



  • @Erased-Citizen what do you suggest they do to make the value of...let’s say Yann Karamoh of Parma worth something when there is no football being played?



  • I agree with you both @MrWh1te @Black-wolf.

    I've always preached the ability to adapt to the scenario.

    I'm underwhelmed, like many are.....

    Deep breath, see how it goes & continue to play the game.



  • @Erased-Citizen FI do not owe us. They’ve done the right thing with the media announcement. Just wish they offered it to the top 5 and not just the top 3. 5p,4p,3p,2p and 1p for each position would have been perfect.



  • It’s not about percentages. I couldn’t care less about the percentages. It’s simply that those who can afford to buy lots of shares in the top players will rake in the cash while others miss out.

    If I have 10 shares in Bruno and you have 1000 shares then yes we will get the same percentage return but you’ll be getting a much bigger return because of your ability to buy more shares.

    It’s going to turn into 5 or 6 player game as let’s be honest, it will be the usual suspects in the media every day.

    Either freeze the platform or devise something that is fair across the board.



  • @Sol said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    @Erased-Citizen FI do not owe us. They’ve done the right thing with the media announcement. Just wish they offered it to the top 5 and not just the top 3. 5p,4p,3p,2p and 1p for each position would have been perfect.

    I’m not saying they do owe us but at present they are setting it up to be very healthy for the already wealth. Just asking for a fair playing field during this period instead of letting 95% of the market rot.

    How they do that, would take some thinking but if it’s not achievable then the only fair thing would be to freeze the platform until normality resumes.



  • @Erased-Citizen but gambling isn’t fair, I’m in the same position as you I have 42 players that are red and will continue to drop and small holdings in 3 MB likely players.

    Their divs will not cover the other players drops but that’s life, FI don’t owe me anything; the reason I’m still here is I have faith in the platform.



  • @Erased-Citizen seriously? Freeze the platform so those of us who saw this coming should be penalised along with all the traders who only buy sub £1 players??. That’s the gamble of it. Not everyone can win. I couldn’t have been more vocal in the last few weeks and was mocked. Best thing to do is hold. Don’t instant sell. Football will be back, just I can’t see a game being played for 3 months though.



  • @Erased-Citizen said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    How they do that, would take some thinking but if it’s not achievable then the only fair thing would be to freeze the platform until normality resumes.

    Ok so your saying it would take some thinking about (it some time) yet your not happy they haven’t done that in the less than 5 hours that all football has been postponed (not cancelled although that will come).

    How do you know they’re not thinking about that right now? Although I’d they do anything it won’t be for fairness it will be to ensure the platform continues to grow (or not drop to much) and ensure they make a profit.



  • @Erased-Citizen I'm with you here & recognise your gripe.

    Your right. 👍

    But unfortunately that's the game that's being played for the next month or more.

    The saving grace for people like you is the fact it's a 3 year bet. That bet is worthless at the minute & probably will be for 3 months.

    But football will return & you holds will recover & probably grow.

    But for now, unless you play the game, you're virtually out of the game. 😐


  • Banned

    @Erased-Citizen again you are wrong.

    So help me out and answer my question...

    What percentage profit will you be happy with?



  • @Sav2000 said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    @Erased-Citizen but gambling isn’t fair, I’m in the same position as you I have 42 players that are red and will continue to drop and small holdings in 3 MB likely players.

    Their divs will not cover the other players drops but that’s life, FI don’t owe me anything; the reason I’m still here is I have faith in the platform.

    Gambling is fair if every gambler is offered the same odds and conditions. The was the case but now this unprecedented issue has arrived the reaction has meant that something is now in place that isn’t fair to every trader.

    I get that if we all hold fast our portfolios will return to the levels of a week or so ago but during that time something has been put in place that will allow the bigger traders to benefit even more than if it was a normal market. While the rest get nothing and just have to sit and see it out until things start to climb again.

    All I can hope is that when normality returns the big players prices drop and they keep the huge spreads on the top players. So those big fishes can feel a bit of pain also. As it’s win-win for them at present.

    Might sound like I’m being bitter because I don’t have the finances of others to take advantage of this but in all honesty all I’m asking for is a level playing field to help everyone.

    Is that too much to ask. Surely people can see my point?



  • @Erased-Citizen said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    It’s not about percentages. I couldn’t care less about the percentages. It’s simply that those who can afford to buy lots of shares in the top players will rake in the cash while others miss out.

    If I have 10 shares in Bruno and you have 1000 shares then yes we will get the same percentage return but you’ll be getting a much bigger return because of your ability to buy more shares.

    It’s going to turn into 5 or 6 player game as let’s be honest, it will be the usual suspects in the media every day.

    Either freeze the platform or devise something that is fair across the board.

    I understand your frustration but when people talk about percentages they are right. I worked hard to get the portfolio i have today. I started with a little, earned a little and topped up when i could i never jumped into premium holds. You might have 10 bruno while others have 1000’s and personally i have 250 but that 250 is worth more than I initially started with. Its taken me 18months to get the portfolio value i have today because i didnt just buy it i built it and it takes time. When you say its unfair youve got to remember most of us started small and grew. 10 bruno’s is great for the time youve been here i never had any premium players until a long way into my FI journey. Keep your chin up and keep building this is just a little speed bump in the road 👍



  • @Erased-Citizen said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    @Sav2000 said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    ‘All I can hope is that when normality returns the big players prices drop and they keep the huge spreads on the top players. So those big fishes can feel a bit of pain also. As it’s win-win for them at present.’

    Really? Don’t ever go to Vegas then. That’s the way gambling goes. Relax and hold your futures. Your holdings will have their day again and all the top of the market will lose a bit also. To say holders should be punished because of our good fortune is clearly wrong.



  • Cheers @Ericali and @Black-wolf at least you seem to understand what I’m trying to say. Just all feels a bit like the smaller or medium traders are being forgotten about.

    I’m not going to IS (can’t anyway now with those spreads 😂) and will sit tight on the portfolio I’ve built and 100% believe in. I’ll just try and ignore the big guns reaping the MB’s every day.

    👍🏼



  • @Sol said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    @Erased-Citizen said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    @Sav2000 said in Positivity in times of uncertainty.:

    ‘All I can hope is that when normality returns the big players prices drop and they keep the huge spreads on the top players. So those big fishes can feel a bit of pain also. As it’s win-win for them at present.’

    Really? Don’t ever go to Vegas then. That’s the way gambling goes. Relax and hold your futures. Your holdings will have their day again and all the top of the market will lose a bit also. To say holders should be punished because of our good fortune is clearly wrong.

    Again you’ve misunderstood me. I don’t want anyone being punished, I just want a level playing field.

    Anyway this argument is going nowhere. I will sit tight and ride it out as I’d planned to and just ignore the cream being taken off the top.

    Happy trading 👍🏼


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