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by 77ss
October 25th, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Alternative to Henderson Far East Income Ltd (HFEL)?
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Alternative to Henderson Far East Income Ltd (HFEL)?

(The HL date was 22 October so a little out of date). From the London Stock Exchange, we have https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/HFEL/14279568.html "As at close of business on 23rd October 2019, the unaudited net asset value per share, calculated i...
by 77ss
October 23rd, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Rio Tinto (RIO)
Replies: 18
Views: 1729

Re: Rio Tinto (RIO)

An interesting item today's press, summarised by: https://www.benchmarkminerals.com/lithium-needs-a-rio-tinto-to-get-to-2-2m-tonnes-demand-by-2030/ A century's worth of overburden/tailings at the huge Boron mine is said to have significant and exploitable lithium content. I've not noticed any regula...
by 77ss
October 23rd, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Retirement Living Standards
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: Retirement Living Standards

.... It's surprising how much expenditure is discretionary, you don't have to go on expensive holidays and over time the attraction declines, you don't have to change cars etc, replace phones or computers........ The desire for long haul travel reduces the more you do it and a growing awareness aro...
by 77ss
October 14th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Diversifying away from the UK through IT
Replies: 59
Views: 3347

Re: Diversifying away from the UK through IT

======================== yes , i agree tobacco may be around for decades . but IF the share price continues on a downwards path , isnt the dividend just becoming a return of capital ? :) I have taken the above view about tobacco stocks for several years now and avoid them wherever possible. I am ra...
by 77ss
October 13th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: How To Stop Worrying
Replies: 20
Views: 2319

Re: How To Stop Worrying

I suspect that everyone's definition of 'having made their pile' is different. To my parents I probably have but I must say I do not feel very well off. Comfortable and able to spend pretty much what I want but my needs are modest. Anyhow whether 'made my pile' or not I am happy to stay mostly in e...
by 77ss
October 12th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Diversifying away from the UK through IT
Replies: 59
Views: 3347

Re: Diversifying away from the UK through IT

..... So someone who might perhaps advocate splitting investment approaches, and hence investment-processes, into a more 'capital/total-return' oriented approach during those years where 'income' in and of itself isn't necessarily required, and then moving towards a more 'pure' income-oriented appr...
by 77ss
October 11th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Diversifying away from the UK through IT
Replies: 59
Views: 3347

Re: Diversifying away from the UK through IT

..... I am in it for the long term so happy to sink in and wait for something to rebound if it goes wrong.... Quite right. There are many ways to diversify away from the UK - direct equity purchase, ITs, ETFs etc and I think you would do well to spread your investments more widely. Personally I use...
by 77ss
September 30th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Pennon Group PLC (PNN)
Replies: 20
Views: 1188

Re: Pennon Group PLC (PNN)

Arb I hope you don't mind me asking but where have you be reading about the Viridor sell off plans? I seem to remember some talk a few years ago when viridor seemed to be a drag on the business (I think recyclate prices were crashing in the commodities downturn). Matt Matt - in the recent trading s...
by 77ss
September 28th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: ALBANIA
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: ALBANIA

Off to the land of Enver Hoxha and King Zog. Jumping the ferry from Corfu to Sarande. Did Butrint on a day trip years ago so any other suggestions /itinerarywould be appreciated. Will be there for about 10 days in October. Thanks in anticipation regards Swiss From Sarande, head to Gjirokaster (via ...
by 77ss
September 28th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Pennon Group PLC (PNN)
Replies: 20
Views: 1188

Re: Pennon Group PLC (PNN)

Very happy to be holding here. Since 2013 when I started buying pennon, Viridor has done very well and is becoming the major reason for investing. The ERFs are doing well and the plastics recycling could go great guns. Yes, there have been a few bumps along the way (the interserve thing and the gre...
by 77ss
September 27th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Options?
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Options?

Trying to reply to a post, I encountered an Options tab. Not something I've noticed before. I wonder what 2 of the the choices actually mean:

Disable smilies - mine or other peoples or both?
Notify me when a reply is posted - by eMail?

Thanks for any help.
by 77ss
September 26th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Imperial Brands (IMB)
Replies: 118
Views: 6457

Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

Imperial Brands is a prime example of the folly of ignoring capital. There is no point whatever in getting a nice yield and increasing cash dividends if the share price itself tanks. Another illustration of how adopting a "yield ceiling" as a simple selection criterion might help HYPsters...
by 77ss
September 25th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: 53 years and counting. (CTY).
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

Re: 53 years and counting. (CTY).

As far as I can see the net return was in part based upon trading, not just on dividends received. If it were to be only dividends received that were paid out that would be reasonable. However, if they are paying out the profit on profitable trades, but not crystallising any losses then at some poi...
by 77ss
September 20th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Dividends vs Growth and Tax
Replies: 41
Views: 2853

Re: Dividends vs Growth and Tax

.... One of the more sobering investment comparisons I often have to re-visit is when I compare some of the ' growthier ' Investment Trusts that I've invested in for my son, and pitch some of them against my 'higher-yield' Investment Trusts that I own myself..... For this comparison, I'll use what ...
by 77ss
September 20th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Dividends vs Growth and Tax
Replies: 41
Views: 2853

Re: Dividends vs Growth and Tax

TJH, Both the SIPP and ISA have strict limits on how much you can invest. And I’ve invested to the maximum that was allowed, consistently since inception. I’m addressing funds held outside those shelters. In my original post I should have said “ why don’t more investors pursue Growth in addition to...
by 77ss
September 11th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Selling Unilever?
Replies: 66
Views: 4161

Re: Selling Unilever?

I've been thinking of selling Unilever (3% yield) and moving the money to an IT, possibly City Of London (4.3% yield) or maybe Henderson Far East Income Ltd (5.8% yield) which would not only give me a higher income but also more diversification. Another share I could do the same with is BAE systems...
by 77ss
September 11th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Galliford Try PLC (GFRD)
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Galliford Try PLC (GFRD)

Merger with Bovis homes. Posted on the HYP practical board here: https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=19420&p=250652#p250652 Interesting, but what to do? At current share prices (673p for GFRD and 1033p for BVS), this deal appears to value the two house building divisions at ove...
by 77ss
September 9th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Proportion of portfolio in Investment Trusts
Replies: 55
Views: 4803

Re: Proportion of portfolio in Investment Trusts

...... I think it's fair that this is the case, given that the OP specifically said - " Maybe it is my age, 55, that means I have a much larger portfolio and diversification and income has become much more of a focus " - https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=19349#p249643 I...
by 77ss
September 8th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Proportion of portfolio in Investment Trusts
Replies: 55
Views: 4803

Re: Proportion of portfolio in Investment Trusts

.... I've said this elsewhere, but even if I did know the dividend-performance figures of both 'sections' of my HYP, or even if I knew the total-return figures in addition to that, and I found that I was actually 'performing' slightly worse in my IT-section than I was in my single-share section, I'...
by 77ss
September 8th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Return of the Corbyn threat ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2659

Re: Return of the Corbyn threat ?

Hi All, Cant help but notice that NG and the big utilities (SVT, SSE, UU.) have all taken a hit with the recent political developments and the almost certainty of a general election in the near future. Guessing that this might be being caused by people getting worried about Corbyns plans should Lab...

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