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Should I Buy Some EI Stock?  
User currently offlineGrimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 462 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

So should I buy some of EI later this year, would I be making a big mistake or should I just buy a small amount like 1,000 euro worth just for the craic?

And by the way if not EI then what other airline is worth buying stock off? This time last year I was going to buy some in Finnair when it was around 6 Euro a share, it jumped up to 15 euro a share at the start of 2006 and is back down to 10 euro a share today, silly me.


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

The stock markets, as you probably know, took a big hit in the past weeks.

Airline stocks are very volatile, and are greatly impacted by fuel prices.....there is quite a bit of risk involved. Some analysts say that if fuel prices ever retreat to $40-$50 levels, airlines will begin making lots of money due to the cost cutting that has gone on over the years, but will oil prices retreat? And, if the world economy slows, travel will weaken hurting airlines.

All of that being said, I own shares in a couple of airlines, small amounts, to show my support......I have watched CO shares go from $40/share to $4/share and back to up $31/share (its at $25 now) for example. If you can afford to risk your entire investment, and its something you really want to do, go for it.........but airline stocks are more like Las Vegas than Wall Street.

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

It depends on your investment objectives - i.e. what sort of risk you are prepared to take. Airlines would probably be categorised as "High Risk" these days. You could make a fortune (think of the return that early investors with FR achieved) and equally you could lose everything.

Having said that, one should never ask for specific investment advice except from someone who is both professionally qualified and authorised to give such advice.

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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 2):
Having said that, one should never ask for specific investment advice except from someone who is both professionally qualified and authorised to give such advice.

That's the very best advice that can be given.

Look at the things that have happened in recent years that have caused airline sticks to tumble with all but a very few exceptions.

Sept. 11th
Asian Tsunami
Hurricane Katrina

Theses dramatic world events cause the general public to stop travelling and as such it's very difficult for the industry to predict possible travel requirements in the immediate aftermath and as such, confidence in airline stocks will have fallen which will result in the value of the stocks falling also.

It's a very risky business to invest in as BCAL has already suggested.

[Edited 2006-05-24 21:55:38]

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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

I read in "The Irish Post" today that Aer Lingus were delaying their privatisation till next year as they think the financial markets are not in the best shape right now.

This gives you a bit more time to monitor their development and financial progress before you decide to buy or not.

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