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Bryce Elder

Bryce is a sporadic Alphaville contributor and has been the FT’s UK equities reporter since 2008. Before that he wrote about UK equities at Morningstar. Before that he wrote about UK equities at The Times. Before that he wrote about UK equities at Bloomberg. Before that he wrote about UK equities at AFX News. Before that he did not write about UK equities.

Articles by Bryce Elder

Your regular reminder that stamp duty cuts make nearly no difference to anything

2 days ago

As per the FT:Stamp duty will be abolished for first time buyers buying houses up to £300,000, the chancellor announced.Hooray! Oh no, wait.That’s from a Credit Suisse note published in October. It concluded that scrapping stamp duty for first-time buyers “is unlikely to cause a large pick up in transactions” since for buyers outside London the tax only accounts for 4 per cent of upfront costs, or 10 per cent in the capital.Eliminating [first-time buyer] stamp duty would reduce the typical saving period from 4.6 years to 4.2 years in London and from 1.8 years to 1.7 years in UK (ex. London). Thus, we conclude that scrapping of stamp duty for FtBs will be less impactful to transaction volumes than many think.And of course, most buyers in London will be some way above that £300k cutoff

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017

2 days ago

11:03 am

BE11:03amGood budget.

BE11:03amWelcome to Budget Budget, FT Alphaville’s daily budget with the budget and the budget and budget budget budget.

Soundbuy
Morning all………..

VV75
morning

alewis2005
budget day!

Flaneur
Good morning cyberspaaaaccceeeee!

BE11:04amAnything happening today then? Quick look at the email for ideas.

phil5
Morning

11:03 am

BE11:04am

J L
Morning

red
or alternatively hanging of hammond day

BE11:04amSo, quite budgety.

GBKrona
Hola

red

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 21st November, 2017

3 days ago

11:02 am

BE11:03amHi!

Dodgson
Hello?

Tom Dalgleish
hi

Soundbuy
Morning all……….

AAAA
bonjour !

Tom Dalgleish
evening

BE11:03amGood morning, hello, welcome along, hey. This is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily stuff with the things and the stuff.

BE11:04amSo ….. what’s been happening? How can we fill the next hour?

Binocular
Yoohoo!

11:04 am

BE11:04amWell ……… Over in Germany, we’ve got the "It’s Thanksgiving Week And The Budget’s Tomorrow So The News Is A Bit Thin" Crisis.

BE11:04amhttps://www.ft.com…-9dbb-291a884dd8c6

BE11:04am[T]he

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Markets Live: Monday, 20th November, 2017

4 days ago

AAAA
Bonjour !

11:01 am

BE11:02amMorning, then.

Soundbuy
Hello

DRichi
Good morning

EverydayBloke
Morning all

Otter
Hello Monday friends. Did you all have the nice weekend?

BE11:03amThis is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing with the numbers and etc. Powering into another week with …. oh, whatever. Let’s get on.

GBKrona
Good morning

BE11:03amAnd of, course, like the rest of the internet, we’re distracted by …….

11:03 am

BE11:03am

A Chinese Lad
Hi from Beijing

Blank canvas
good morning

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Markets Live: Friday, 17th November, 2017

7 days ago

GBKrona
hola

Soundbuy
Morning

11:02 am

BE11:02amHi!

A. M.
Good morning all.

BE11:02amHello, welcome, good morning, hey there. This is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing with the stuff and the junk.

#REF!
morning, enjoyed the Wetherspoons article immensely

A. M.
@BE: Well done on that curry survey.

Soundbuy
Was that NH putting the wind up Petrofac?

GBKrona
lovely bright morning

AAAA
bonjour les amis !

TT11:03amMorning Bryce

11:03 am

BE11:03amIt works! Good. Delighted to say that Tony

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Here’s what we learned from ordering 213 curries at Wetherspoons

7 days ago

How cheap is JD Wetherspoon? There’s a simple answer — it’s the cheapest place within ten minutes of where you’re stood — and then there’s a much, much more complicated answer. Though all Wetherspoon pubs use the same base menu, no two Wetherspoons charge the same prices. This is no secret, but neither is it made obvious. The corporate website keeps exhaustive records of ingredients, allergen information and calorific values for each and every one of the 150 or so menu items on offer, but omits any mention of prices. All of Wetherspoon’s 893 pubs across the UK and the Republic of Ireland get individual landing pages but, again, there’s nothing to indicate what things cost. What gives?The FAQ has an explainer of sorts:Why do prices vary across different pubs?For various reasons, such as

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Markets Live: Thursday, 16th November, 2017

8 days ago

11:05 am

BE11:05amSo, yeah, sorry. Slighty late today.

Flaneur
testing

BE11:05amWeren’t even sure we could go on.

J L
Morning

BE11:06am(This is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s typing thing, by the way.)

Stateless
Morning

11:06 am

BE11:06amBecause Slack’s down.

Soundbuy
Morning

BE11:06am

BE11:06amAnd we can’t work under these conditions.

Otter
Hello Friendos

Mouselet
Good morning people

Tom Dalgleish
hi

11:06 am

BE11:06amIt’s difficult to continue a normal AV service without having its perpetual private

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 15th November, 2017

9 days ago

11:02 am

BE11:02amMorning, then! Welcome. This is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing with the markets and the live.

Blank canvas
greetings to all

BE11:03amPicture to start, as is tradition.

BE11:03am

alewis2005
hope nobody is in Zim at the moment

11:03 am

BE11:03amAbsolutely not a coup.

BE11:03amYou can always tell it’s not a coup because there’s a guy in fatigues on telly who’s explaining that the army will "pacify a degenerating, social, and economic situation."

BE11:03amWe wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government.

11:03 am

BE11:03amAs soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation

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Markets Live: Thursday, 9th November, 2017

15 days ago

Boncoeur
hi

11:03 am

BE11:03amHi! Hello. Good morning. Welcome. Hey.

GBKrona
Hola

BE11:04amThis is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s ….. well, you know.

Soundbuy
Morgen

BE11:04amSo. Busy day for corporate.

GBKrona
Any guests today, @BE?

Bluesky21
Hi everyone

Soundbuy
Solo or support act this morning?

11:04 am

BE11:04amIncluding Burberry numbers, of course, which as always has been an excuse for business sections to run pictures of models.

Pharma
It was just like old times with NH yesterday.

BE11:05amWe swim against the tide

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 8th November, 2017

16 days ago

11:01 am

BE11:01amHey, hello, good morning, welcome, hi.

Boncoeur
Hello, yield curve grey anyone?

BE11:01amThis is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing with the typing and etc.

erlkin
bienvenido

BE11:02amAnd good news! I’m not solo today.

Soundbuy
Oi

11:01 am

BE11:02amBecause joining me is Neil Hume.

NH11:02amHola

BE11:02amNeil’s FT’s commodities editor these days. Though you’ll probably know him better as founding member of the AV team and the editor for two years through the sov debt crisis.

erlkin
neil hume rocks

AAAA
bonjour les amis !

Boncoeur

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 7th November, 2017

17 days ago

11:03 am

BE11:03amHello, then. Welcome to Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s virtual water cooler.

Soundbuy
Morgen

AAAA
Bonjour les amis !

TheEck
Morning

BE11:04amWhy are water coolers called water coolers, incidentally? Cooling the water is quite far down in the importance of their functions.

BE11:04amAnyway. Picture.

11:04 am

BE11:04am

BE11:05amThat’s Bertie Carvel (on the right), being startlingly good as the young Rupert Murdoch.

BE11:05amInk. The play. As referenced in this very, very good profile by Robert Shrimsley.

11:05 am

BE11:05amhttps://www.ft.com…-8bb1-5ba57d47eff7

Nately
Ahoy

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 1st November, 2017

23 days ago

11:04 am

BE11:04amHello! Welcome, hi there.

Soundbuy
Bonjour………

Alchemy30
morning

BE11:04amThis is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing. So, big day.

BE11:05amBut before we get to it, have a picture I forgot to share yesterday.

11:04 am

BE11:05am

AAAA
bon dia !

BE11:05amTruly terrifying.

Paper Chase
Good morning

Lemmy
morning to fellow ‘villains

BE11:05amSeems that as an individual user you’re permitted to view of the pumpkin strictly on a one-month trial basis, but there’s a fee required if you want to light the candle.

11:05 am

BE11:06am(And thanks

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Markets Live: Friday, 27th October, 2017

28 days ago

11:02 am

BE11:02amHi, welcome, good morning. This is Markets Live.

Blank canvas
morning everyone

BE11:03amAnd apologies, we appear to have dropped through some kind of timehole.

LondonQuant
2nd

Soundbuy
Morning

LondonQuant
I mean …. morning!

BE11:03am… and emerged in 1999.

11:03 am

BE11:03amI mean …..

BE11:03am

LondonQuant
ummmm – what is that

BE11:03amYou remember On-Line PLC, right? Right?

Boncoeur
Bondmageddon! UST 10s smash through 2.40. Draghi tapers, major inflows into Japan equities as Abe sends Nikkei higher, good morning!

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Markets Live: Friday, 13th October, 2017

October 13, 2017

GBKrona
HOla

11:02 am

BE11:02amWell, hello there. Fancy seeing you here again.

LondonQuant
morning all

Soundbuy
Morgen

BE11:03amThis is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing with the markets and the live.

LondonQuant
how goes the IT today @BE?

Minerve
Good Moaning!

Alchemy30
Morning

Blue horseshoe…
Aldermore?

LondonQuant
good morrow!

alewis2005
Morning all

alewis2005
come on, let’s talk bitcoin. You know you want to.

BE11:03amAnd it’s a bit

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Markets Live: Thursday, 12th October, 2017

October 12, 2017

11:03 am

BE11:03amHi! Hello. Welcome. Markets Live. FT Alphaville. Stocks, typing, ect.

epicurean
Good morning

AAAA
Bonjour !

GBKrona
Hola, had trouble getting in, BE

Soundbuy
Morning

Minerve
Moaning

Dante
Seems CLLN is behaving like a penny share

SoS
Good Morning – no trouble getting in

BE11:04amSo ………… Bitcoin’s at a record high!

BE11:04amhttps://www.ft.com…-a09c-641a52eb180c

Dante
Any opinions out in the market on Just Eat

11:04 am

BE11:04amThe official exchange rate says $5,000

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 11th October, 2017

October 11, 2017

11:03 am

BE11:03amHi.

Soundbuy
Morning

Blank canvas
good morning to everyone

AAAA
bonjour les amis !

BE11:04amGood morning. Welcome, whatever.

Minerve
Good moaning all!

BE11:04amGuess we have to start with a picture. Tradition etc.

11:04 am

BE11:04am

Soundbuy
ROTL limbering up………

BE11:04amWhat’s that? Oh, that’s Smith & Nephew 1yr.

GBKrona
Hola

DRichi
Morning All

BE11:05amTop chart is the share price, which you’ll see is at a record high.

11:05 am

BE11:05amAnd below that is volume.

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

October 10, 2017

Alchemy30
morning

Alchemy30
LCL been lively last two sessions

epicurean
Good morning

11:05 am

BE11:06amSo, here we go again.

Alchemy30
Are we in charge 🙂

LondonQuant
I think we are

BE11:06amMarkets Live. FT Alphaville. Typing. Stuff.

chopper bear
mawning

epicurean
Looks like it

Soundbuy
Finally in, morning

Nately
Ahoy

LondonQuant
and Bryce said let there be light

BE11:07amYou know what happens. Mostly, the tech fails, which it did on multiple levels

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Markets Live: Thursday, 5th October, 2017

October 5, 2017

11:03 am

BE11:03amHello, then.

Blank canvas
greetings to all

Alchemy30
morning

BE11:04amWelcome to Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily whatever.

Soundbuy
Morgen

BE11:04amSlightly all over the place this morning, apologies in advance.

11:05 am

BE11:05amSo ………. have a picture.

Boncoeur
Theresa May – Choke artist.

LondonQuant
Morning folks

LondonQuant
lol @Boncoeur

BornCynic
Morning

JanneJ
huomenta

LondonQuant
though after having suffered through a 4 month cough

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Markets Live: Friday, 29th September, 2017

September 29, 2017

11:02 am

BE11:02amHey, hello, hi, good morning, welcome.

Blank canvas
greetings to all

AAAA
bonjour les amis !

Residual
Morning

epicurean
Good morning!

BE11:03amThis is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing.

Minerve
Hello

BE11:03amPaul ran off to take a call about two minutes ago so it’s up to me to do the intros.

GBKrona
Hola, amigos

Residual
Cracking piece on the murky world of Kazakh / London PR yesterday. Best of luck to PM, what a team

BornCynic
Good morning – anyone managed to buy a Nintendo Classic Mini SNES

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 5th September, 2017

September 5, 2017

Nately
Ahoy

11:04 am

BE11:04amHi! Welcome, hello, good morning, hey.

Soundbuy
Morning

Tsetse
Hi

Badger
Hey Oop

BE11:05amThis is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing with the typing.

AFK
Morning

BE11:05amPaul’s in a meeting –an actual one! — but promises to join shortly.

Boncoeur
Morning, Fixed Income grey s’il vous plait.

Swedes
Morning.

AAAA
bonjour les amis !

Cynical
morning

Soundbuy
‘an actual one’ as opposed to…..?

Blank

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Markets Live: Friday, 1st September, 2017

September 1, 2017

Dodgson
Hey, finally

11:05 am

BE11:05amAh! It is working. Good morning, welcome, hi.

Soundbuy
Morning

Blank canvas
good morning all

epicurean
At long last. Good morning all

BE11:05amThe system was a bit slow to drag itself up by the bootstraps this morning, apologies for the late start.

Soundbuy
September mkts – no slacking today eh…….

BE11:06amThis is Markets Live, of course. FT Alphaville’s daily thing with the stuff.

epicurean
August doldrums over ?

alewis2005
Anyone have an answer to Kadhim’s pop quiz?

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 16th August, 2017

August 16, 2017

CommentGoesHere
Morning All

Soundbuy
Morning all……

11:03 am

BE11:04amGuess who forgot Murph was on diversity training this morning?

BE11:04amYep, that’d be me. Sorry.

rw42
Morning!

Cynical
morning

Soundbuy
Diversity – the dance troupe?

chopper bear
diversity the dance group ?

Soundbuy
Are his knees up to it?

chopper bear
@ soundbuy lol beat me to it

BE11:05amI was just moaning to Arash about things and stuff, didn’t notice the time tick past 11am. Completely forgot I’m in charge of ML today.

11:05

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Markets Live: Wednesday, 21st June, 2017

June 21, 2017

11:02 am

BE11:02amHi!

GBKrona
Hola – still no PM?

BE11:03amHello, welcome along, this is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily junk with the stuff and whatnot.

Soundbuy
Morning

BE11:03amIt’s Wednesday, otherwise known as Day of Rage. Happy Day of Rage!

11:03 am

BE11:03amIt’s also Day of the Martyrs in Togo.

Stateless
I’ve thrown my hat in the ring for CEO of UBER, anyone join me?

BE11:03amAnd it’s World Humanist Day. And the National Day of Greenland.

BE11:03amAnd International Yoga Day. And Go Skateboarding Day. And World Hydrography Day. And International Surfing Day. It’s lots of Days.

11:03 am

BE11:03amRage is one among

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 20th June, 2017

June 20, 2017

This Markets Live session ended at 12:13 on 20 Jun 2017. Participants in this session were: Bryce Elder BE11:05amHi there, welcome to Markets Live. It’s Varey-And-Jenkins-Have-Been-Charged-by-The-SFO-day. BE11:06amFormerly known as Tuesday. BE11:06amIf you’ve missed the news, here’s the news. BE11:06am BE11:06am BE11:06am BE11:06am BE11:07am BE11:07am BE11:07am BE11:07amStory here: https://www.ft.com…-9fed-c19e2700005f BE11:07amVarley backgrounder here: https://www.ft.com…-80b6-9bfa4c1f83d2 BE11:08amAnd another one on Jenkins here (which perhaps uniquely to newspaper coverage is missing photos of both his ex wife and his ex girlfriend): https://www.ft.com…-80b6-9bfa4c1f83d2 ……. (He “intends to vigorously defend against these charges”) BE11:08amBTW, important note. BE11:08amNow we have folk

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Markets Live: Monday, 19th June, 2017

June 19, 2017

11:02 am

BE11:03amMorning then. This is Markets Live, FT Alphaville’s daily thing with stuff and etc.

Soundbuy
Morning

BE11:03amHot, innit.

Nately
Ahoy

BE11:03amToo hot to think.

Soundbuy
A tad……

AAAA
bonjour !

red
morning all, brexit talks start officially in one hour…

Patience
Too hot! How do you guys work?

Boncoeur
AirCon 5 hot

11:03 am

BE11:03amI tried to beep through the office gate with my house keys this morning, so you probably shouldn’t expect quality content over the next hour.

BBOC

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Markets Live: Friday, 16th June, 2017

June 16, 2017

11:05 am

BE11:05amOkay team, we’re going to get through this together.

FATDAZ
Morning

BE11:05amI don’t know how. You don’t know how.

Soundbuy
Morning

BE11:05amBut we’ll keep on typing until it ends.

CommentGoesHere
Happy Friday

GBKrona
Hola

The Specialist
Good Morning

11:05 am

BE11:06am"It" being Markets Live … or Friday morning … or perhaps our time on this cursed wet rock.

You can call me Al
Morning. Any grey on Tesco? Was daft enough to buy some a few years ago.

BE11:06amBecause there’s no news.

BE11:06amWell, I mean, there’s news. There’s

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Markets Live: Thursday, 15th June, 2017

June 15, 2017

11:03 am

BE11:03amThursday then. Markets Live. Let’s do this, I guess.

Blank canvas
good morning

BE11:03amPicture.

BE11:03amhttps://twitter.com/TonyTassell/status/875005702988853252

Otter
Hello internet friends.

Soundbuy
Morning………

A. M.
Morning all.

11:03 am

BE11:04amOn the right is Tony Tassell, our Deputy News Editor and the steady hand on the tiller each day.

BE11:04amOn the left is Geoff Ho. The Sunday Express’s business editor.

BE11:04amGeoff and Tony are pictured outside the Southwark Tavern, very shortly after one of them was discharged from Royal London Hospital

You can call me Al

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 14th June, 2017

June 14, 2017

11:04 am

BE11:04amHi, morning, welcome to Markets Live.

Soundbuy
Morning…..

BE11:04amAs is tradition, we start with a picture.

CommentGoesHere
Morning All

BE11:04am

11:05 am

BE11:05amAs you can probably read, that’s The Rugby Portobello Trust

chopper bear
bit of a burst in gemalto about an hour ago ?

Boncoeur
Hi there

BE11:05amExcellent community charity based in the hinterland between Ladbroke Grove and Shepherds Bush.

BE11:05amWorking hard for what can sometimes feel a rather forgotten bit of London.

11:05 am

BE11:05amhttp://www.rugbyportobello.org.uk/

BE11:06amAnd as of this morning

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Markets Live: Tuesday, 13th June, 2017

June 13, 2017

GBKrona
Hola

Soundbuy
Morning

Soundbuy
Just us……….

11:05 am

BE11:06amMorning, hello, hi. Welcome to Markets Live.

Soundbuy
Ah……………

AAAA
bonjour !

BE11:06amTGIF, huh?

CommentGoesHere
Morning All

Stateless
TGIF, TGIF – wait…..

Blank canvas
hi

BE11:06amIt’s been a long, arduous week. A week full of noise, confusion and political stramash, but somehow we’ve made it through to …. wait ….

Deep Breath everyone…
"fluffy?"

11:06 am

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