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by GoSeigen
May 23rd, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1594
Views: 29183

Re: Brexit all over?

To be clear, the advisory referendum of 2016 didn't create any obligations. It did. It's just that some chose not to see them (the obligations), some chose to ignore them and some chose to seek to thwart them. As indeed some are still trying to do. You are factually wrong. A bit more precision in l...
by GoSeigen
May 23rd, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)
Replies: 84
Views: 2798

Re: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)

If anyone has any insights on "iShares Quality Dividend ETFs & What Are The GBP Based Equivalents" https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17742 it would be great as it may help me decide on what to invest in but I am just at a complete loss of what to do at the moment an...
by GoSeigen
May 22nd, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Balfour Beatty 10.75% Cum Convertible Preference (BBYB)
Replies: 36
Views: 2798

Re: Balfour Beatty 10.75% Cum Convertible Preference (BBYB)

Finally managed to talk to someone at iWeb, BBYB had been marked as 'Withdrawn'. This is "because it is convertible and so classed [by us] as a complex instrument, we don't want to increase our holding at this time". Suggesting that even if it were possible to get classed as experienced -...
by GoSeigen
May 21st, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Dealing with Debt
Topic: 13 years of fighting the Man
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: 13 years of fighting the Man

pds2008 wrote:Great story well told, apart from your last post, which suggests going again.

My advice is - it's over, you won and then celebrated your victory like a proper winner. Now move on and let it go.



I think you'll find he moved on a couple of years ago.

:-)

GS
by GoSeigen
May 21st, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)
Replies: 84
Views: 2798

Re: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)

You can humour me all you like, but I'm not going to engage with someone who thinks that making mocking references to an 11-year old's fluffy toys is an acceptable debating tactic. Learn some manners. This, sir, seems to be your issue, not mine. I know what I do, and why I do it. And I know why I c...
by GoSeigen
May 20th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)
Replies: 84
Views: 2798

Re: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)

I have explained how I use bought-cost yield, and why I like it. Conceptually, it's very little different from other HYP investors' talk of the extent to which earnings from a given LTBH holding have outstripped the initial capital cost, etc etc: it's some indication of real returns from a real cap...
by GoSeigen
May 20th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: PENNE (pasta) pronounciation
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: PENNE (pasta) pronounciation

Pennay Penny Pen Pennuh Other? 1. If you're English: any bloody way you like, but commonly "Pennay", i.e. rhyming with 10a in "The correct house number is 10a, not 9a". 2. If you're Italian or are trying to approximate Italian: Italian has five vowel sounds [EDIT: actually 7, c....
by GoSeigen
May 20th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)
Replies: 84
Views: 2798

Re: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)

I find it helpful to think about bought-cost yield, because it tells me something about actual income received from actual capital deployed. At the point of switching into a share on a particular historic yield, you're basically hoping that the future will be a continuation of the past. That may or...
by GoSeigen
May 20th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)
Replies: 84
Views: 2798

Re: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)

I find bought cost yield to be a simple rough-and-ready (sorry about the hyphens, GS) proxy for dividend 'quality'. A high bought-cost yield tells you a lot about the hard-cash pounds and pence that you are receiving today, versus the less tangible income that you might receive when you switch. A h...
by GoSeigen
May 20th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)
Replies: 84
Views: 2798

Re: Losing the faith - should I just sell and move to funds (Poor Performance / Renationalisation)

Itsallaguess wrote: income-investment-decisions


Your space-button seems to be generating a-lot-of superfluous-hyphens ;-)


GS
by GoSeigen
May 19th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.
Replies: 44
Views: 739

Re: Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.

Anything by The Carpenters, but especially Top of the World.


GS
by GoSeigen
May 18th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1594
Views: 29183

Re: Brexit all over?

]Nope. Not getting this wrong at all. People did make up their own minds based on all sorts of things but we were told quite officially by the government in their leaflet, at great cost, exactly what would happen if we collectively chose to leave the EU. We were also told unequivocally by countless...
by GoSeigen
May 18th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1594
Views: 29183

Re: Brexit all over?

csearle wrote:
GoSeigen wrote:Brexiters still getting this wrong.
And some remain voters are still arrogantly telling the majority leave voters that they are wrong. They are used to getting their own way. They clearly only accept democracy when it suits them.


Whom are you calling arrogant?
by GoSeigen
May 18th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1594
Views: 29183

Re: Brexit all over?

Bluntly 7.4 million voted to leave the EU, i.e. just leave it. They were under no illusions. They were told in no uncertain terms. Brexiters still getting this wrong. People voted for what they wanted to vote for, not what you think/thought they should vote for. What "they were told" is l...
by GoSeigen
May 17th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: China-USA trade wars make investment in bitcoin the current best investment?
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: China-USA trade wars make investment in bitcoin the current best investment?

Okay you bitcoin experts, I have a practical problem ideally suited to Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that makes payments super-easy and cheap. I have $5000 in cash. I need to get the $5000 deposited into my sterling current account. I suppose I need to buy bitcoins, then make an electronic deposit in ...
by GoSeigen
May 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Labour Party
Replies: 271
Views: 6905

Re: The Labour Party

Let me fix that for you.

tjh290633 wrote:And every Labour government has left the economy in a worse state than when it took office.



Just to show off how much unfounded and arbitrary cynicism I can also throw about. And I'm not even 80 yet!

GS
by GoSeigen
May 17th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Overcharged for new boiler installation?
Replies: 42
Views: 2223

Re: Overcharged for new boiler installation?

bruncher wrote:I had a heating engineer visit on a Friday as I was experiencing problems with the system.
[...]


bruncher, PMs sent...


GS
by GoSeigen
May 16th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Overcharged for new boiler installation?
Replies: 42
Views: 2223

Re: Overcharged for new boiler installation?

Wow, thanks GS! I doubt the insurance-assigned solicitor will give this quality of attention. As to whether the system upgrade was urgent: it became more so after the engineer condemned the boiler. He put it back on the wall (when contract signed) after removing it for inspection - said he could al...
by GoSeigen
May 15th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1594
Views: 29183

Re: Brexit all over?

And why would that bother a Brexiter? It seems to me contempt for others is the base currency of nationalist-minded people who gather around the Brexit cause. Do they feel they have a monopoly on contempt? Nice try, but I am not a nationalist. Not everyone who voted for Brexit is. I know. I also vo...
by GoSeigen
May 15th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Balfour Beatty 10.75% Cum Convertible Preference (BBYB)
Replies: 36
Views: 2798

Re: Balfour Beatty 10.75% Cum Convertible Preference (BBYB)

In the process of transferring my account to them, and BBYB they have flagged up as a share they can not transfer as it is DELISTED, so will be on to them tomorrow to see what's up. It's still there if you Google BBYB. Current price 109.16. May you ever grasp the wrong end of the stick! I don't thi...

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