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by GoSeigen
February 18th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: fixedincomeinvestments.co.uk
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: fixedincomeinvestments.co.uk

melonfool wrote:
Gaslighting, passive-aggressive - yeah, reflects badly on ME?

Lol!

Mel


Mel, you're not the first Lemon Fool who's been subjected to this by the same user...

GS
by GoSeigen
February 16th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: fixedincomeinvestments.co.uk
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: fixedincomeinvestments.co.uk

Hmm as stooz and clariman deny all knowledge my guess is Mark has thrown in the towel with his site and charirably directed traffic to LemonFool...

GS
by GoSeigen
February 15th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Newbie guide to landlording!
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Newbie guide to landlording!

Apart from that, what else do I need to do? Effectively the plan is, find out the current status re flats, make sure all landlord obligations are filled, then serve notice and sell said flats. I think I need to send the tenants a "how to rent" guide before serving notice. TIA for any advi...
by GoSeigen
February 15th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: fixedincomeinvestments.co.uk
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: fixedincomeinvestments.co.uk

Mark Tabar's PIBS site fixedincomeinvestments.co.uk now seems to re-direct here, what is going on? I imagine it's something to do with loglorry. He hasn't bothered to update the site's encryption certificates for quite some time. Guessing he and Clariman perhaps did some sort of deal on hosting... GS
by GoSeigen
February 14th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?
Replies: 95
Views: 1412

Re: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?

I am curious to learn , following Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders' speech at Davos recently, what it is about Welsh-made /Broughton-made aeroplane wings – satisfactorily used by Airbus for decades - that will suddenly make them unsatisfactory after the end of March. Is it a design fault? Somethin...
by GoSeigen
February 13th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: SLA share purchases

I'd rather get a special dividend, than see buybacks. However if 1) a company maintains it's profits 2) pays the same proportion of profits as dividends, then a buyback does, surely, constitute a delayed capital return to *all* share holders......because when it next pays a div it can *theoreticall...
by GoSeigen
February 13th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: EU stance on NI backstop untenable
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: EU stance on NI backstop untenable

No party is advocating a hard border for three good reasons: The infrastructure and personnel could be targetted by terrorists. During the ‘troubles’ it was ineffective despite the desirability for security reasons - too many leaks. With ~275 crossings it would be impractical, prohibitively expensi...
by GoSeigen
February 13th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Around the UK
Topic: Guildford
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Guildford

I'm thinking of moving to Guildford for various reasons. I worked there for two years some time ago so know it quite well. I'm attracted by the housing, shops, surrounding countryside and ease of road, rail and air connections. But I've never lived there. My wife and kids (7 & 11) have visited ...
by GoSeigen
February 13th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Santander for Aviva refugees
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Santander for Aviva refugees

Interesting. I have not invested in any of this new style bank capital, apart from the Lloyds ECNs :( . The terms have always looked awful for the returns offered. Perhaps this will lead to some better pricing! For retail investors this is hard stuff to buy now anyway, even in the secondary market,...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Santander for Aviva refugees
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Santander for Aviva refugees

Great investment idea here for stung Aviva investors: Santander CoCos. Santander today failed to call their CoCos as expected -- the opposite to what Aviva did thereby elevating them to darling status for hurting pref investors. Santander's failure to call turns these from short-dated bonds into qua...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Index Linked Gilts
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Index Linked Gilts

Instead of replacing RPI (contractually difficult), Govt indicating it would like RPI amended to be closer to CPI: https://citywire.co.uk/funds-insider/news/parliament-demands-rpi-fix-to-stop-unfair-gilt-windfalls/a1200031?re=62139&ea=29619&utm_source=BulkEmail_FundsInsider+Afternoon&ut...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Index Linked Gilts
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Index Linked Gilts

Instead of replacing RPI (contractually difficult), Govt indicating it would like RPI amended to be closer to CPI: https://citywire.co.uk/funds-insider/news/parliament-demands-rpi-fix-to-stop-unfair-gilt-windfalls/a1200031?re=62139&ea=29619&utm_source=BulkEmail_FundsInsider+Afternoon&ut...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: SLA share purchases

One problem with share buybacks, and this is a subjective impression I do admit, is that companies often do them at the wrong time and at a price which, a couple of years on, looks very stupid. Management do this when the company has had a period of good trading and has built up cash. The share pri...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: SLA share purchases

A return which none of us here have ever seen. Everyone who measures their investment success by market value and total return will have seen their net wealth increased if the effect of the share buyback is to increase the market price of SLA shares. That's a monster "if" upon which one c...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: SLA share purchases

It is all seems a bit theoretical to me - dividend cash once in the pocket is certain, however, share prices never seem to respond to these buy backs in the way they should! It's all very clear and practical actually: -In either case -- dividends or buybacks -- cash leaves the company's account and...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: SLA share purchases

I'm with you EDA - As a shareholder what am I getting from all this? As a (part) owner of the company I expect a share of the profits in the form of dividends which I can then use to buy food and pay utility bills. How does this other approach help me? Appreciate if GS could expand on his post. Oka...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: SLA share purchases

The simple fact is the developed economies are awash with excess capital and have no profitable use for it. They are therefore returning it to their shareholders, effectively reducing the capital of the company . This is why we invest -- to get a return on our capital. There will be eternal argumen...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 1000

Re: The EU is stupid

Exactly, so I assume you are in agreement that making a claim to know what motivated most leave voters is not credible? To make a claim that immigration motivated the majority of people who voted leave (which is about a quarter of the voters) would require evidence from an opinion poll or something...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: SLA share purchases

Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question however..... I see that Standard Life Aberdeen - SLA has bought 1,058,156 of its shares from the market and will then cancel these shares. What does this achieve? Can anyone help? Well, there are some disgraceful comments being made on this th...
by GoSeigen
February 12th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: EU stance on NI backstop untenable
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: EU stance on NI backstop untenable

Forgetting for a moment that none of the three parties involved has any intention of having a hard border the EU’s stance in refusing to discuss the NI backstop is irrational. The rationale for their present position is that hard border infrastructure and personnel would be a target for terrorists ...

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