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by moorfield
July 19th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Portfolio Management & Review
Topic: No-look November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: No-look November 2019

November starts after 31 October. Something I can't quite put my finger on about that date. Nope, my eyes will be wide open ....
by moorfield
July 17th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Carillion (Again)
Replies: 48
Views: 4869

Re: Carillion (Again)

This parrot finally has ceased to be. I've just spotted the final corporate action and adjustment on my account today.

Shares were removed from accounts on 04 July 2019.

No response required


Died on the Fourth of July [sic], one might say.
by moorfield
July 16th, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: How do rockets accelerate in space?
Replies: 45
Views: 1376

Re: How do rockets accelerate in space?

An incredibly naive question, but I wonder how in deep space (no gravity and no atmosphere) a rocket accelerates in what seems to be a vacuum. I.e. there seems to be nothing which the rockets can push against - if you see what I mean... I’ll probably regret asking something so basic. Jon F=ma The t...
by moorfield
July 13th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BT Group down over 3% today.
Replies: 77
Views: 4318

Re: BT Group down over 3% today.

The HYP Strategy is concerned with the selection of shares with the highest yields available, where the dividend is considered sustainable and of diversification is maintained. The FTSE 100 Yield is irrelevant. The FTSE 100 yield is relevant to those who use it as a relative measure for selection p...
by moorfield
July 12th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Dunwich Dynamo this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Dunwich Dynamo this weekend

No, but I'm doing the London to Cambridge 100km next weekend with some mates, a first for me now I do much less running.

Haven't done a huge amount of training and will be relying heavily on my low gear !

Good luck!
by moorfield
July 7th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Which criteria differ between "new buys" and "top ups"
Replies: 39
Views: 1435

Re: Which criteria differ between "new buys" and "top ups"

So again I will say that the reason few failing HYPs are reported here may be due to investors for HYP has not worked: (I) giving up on HYP; (ii) not visiting this board any more; or, (iii) being a bit embarrassed to admit the lack of success. (iv) being confused by the guidelines, and put off by b...
by moorfield
July 4th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Which criteria differ between "new buys" and "top ups"
Replies: 39
Views: 1435

Re: Which criteria differ between "new buys" and "top ups"

I would tell a newbie HYPster that the "Board Guidelines" are the guidelines that one should read before posting on this board. Sure, they do mention some parts of the HYP Strategy but if anyone is looking to start up an HYP they should read up about the HYP Strategy, not simply the Board...
by moorfield
July 4th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Which criteria differ between "new buys" and "top ups"
Replies: 39
Views: 1435

Re: Which criteria differ between "new buys" and "top ups"

I therefore felt it may be worth trying to dig a little deeper to see if there were any particular criteria that people varied. Your other poll shows opinion here is clearly polarized on using the same criteria for selecting "top ups" and "new shares" (nearly as polarized as Bre...
by moorfield
June 30th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Vodafone topped up
Replies: 136
Views: 6394

Re: Vodafone topped up

What (if anything) makes you think that new purchases of Vodafone, or discussions about them, are not tolerated here? Well the tone of a few posters I have read here in recent times impresses intolerance rather than disagreement, on me at least. But this distracts from my point above that a new pur...
by moorfield
June 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Vodafone topped up
Replies: 136
Views: 6394

Re: Vodafone topped up

I am with moorfield on this one - if a share is not eligible as a new purchase, it is also not eligible as a top-up. ... and a corollary is that if a Vodafone top-up is tolerated here then so should a new purchase be. 1 Vodafone share will pay the same income (or not) next year to a TJH as it would...
by moorfield
June 28th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Vodafone topped up
Replies: 136
Views: 6394

Re: Vodafone topped up

That would rule them out for selection as a new share. Topping up criteria are up to the individual. If they still rank high and are in recovery mode, then I see no reason not to top up. TJH How does a Vodafone share know if it's being "bought new" or "topped up" ? Not sure if y...
by moorfield
June 26th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Vodafone topped up
Replies: 136
Views: 6394

Re: Vodafone topped up

I don't understand the logic. Surely as announced in March 2019, they have cut the annual dividend from 15.07 to 9 and so are no longer eligible for top-up? That would rule them out for selection as a new share. Topping up criteria are up to the individual. If they still rank high and are in recove...
by moorfield
June 26th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Vodafone topped up
Replies: 136
Views: 6394

Re: Vodafone topped up

Whilst I admire tjh's top-up methodology, I personally am not prepared to top-up a cutter until they have re-established their growing dividend credentials. It may help to think in terms of overall portfolio income here - the sum of the parts. Mine continues to grow despite a reduced contribution f...
by moorfield
June 21st, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP Buying For End of Oct
Replies: 22
Views: 3618

Re: HYP Buying For End of Oct

Anybody else sitting on large cash piles waiting to see if there is a no-deal at end of Oct ahead of a HYP shopping spree? I am much more concerned about the prospect of a Corbyn government. As far as Utilities companies are concerned, the time to buy is most definitely not now - His Pyadicness has...
by moorfield
June 18th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Swapping Sage for......?
Replies: 21
Views: 1929

Re: Swapping Sage for......?

A few weeks later: I have still not sold. The addition of an extra 1.6% of my dividend income, while nice, isn't exactly going to lead to early retirement or shopping at Waitrose. I may change my mind at some later date though. I wonder if you are still holding onto these az ? Sage has paid it's di...
by moorfield
June 9th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: No Timewasters
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Re: No Timewasters

Several organisations who employ chuggers and cold callers have a certain Mr TImothy Ewaster (pronounced "ewe-uhs-ter") on their databases, for which I am wholly responsible.

Sorry about that.
by moorfield
June 9th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tories Drug of Choice
Replies: 50
Views: 1101

Re: Tories Drug of Choice

If you liked listening to him, you should give (one of) his book(s) a read. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Places-Between-Rory-Stewart/dp/0330486349 IDK what stuff you like to read, but I quite like off these offbeat travel books, and this is just great. An English Diplomat trekking through swathes of Af...
by moorfield
June 9th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tories Drug of Choice
Replies: 50
Views: 1101

Re: Tories Drug of Choice

I'd sooner have Stewart there, regardless of narcotic qualifications. I've listened to a few of his radio + tv interviews now and he impresses me as the most intelligent, articulate, and pragmatic of the lot under current circumstances. Any of the other candidates are unlikely to get a GE vote from...
by moorfield
June 8th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tories Drug of Choice
Replies: 50
Views: 1101

Tories Drug of Choice

So who do we trust with the big Red Button, based on their drug of choice?

Gove, Johnson - Cocaine
Hunt, Leadsom - Cannabis
Stewart - Opium
by moorfield
June 6th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Using offset mortgage in draw-down
Replies: 17
Views: 2018

Re: Using offset mortgage in draw-down

What's to stop me taking out the biggest offset mortgage for the longest period I can and leaving it fully offset with savings, ready to draw on in periods when other investments do badly? (It could also act as an emergency fund) Fortunate to have reached a position this year where isa shares + cas...

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