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by FredBloggs
October 7th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 622
Views: 70621

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

Harumph,........ It's only a boat :shock:

FFS :lol:
by FredBloggs
October 2nd, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1336
Views: 42895

Re: Musk endeavours

As I understand it Telsa have been getting a $7500 subsidy per car, and have yet to make a profit (some of the lack of profit is of course legitimate, in the sense they are currently still getting started), but I can't see that is damning evidence the the established car companies are in any more d...
by FredBloggs
October 2nd, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 622
Views: 70621

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

It would be great if that turned out to be true. Let’s hope! Anyway, it struck me that though there remains plenty of remaining geological risk, the assumptions made to arrive at the reserves number are fairly conservative and the URR might yet surprise us on the upside. Another Forties, perhaps? I...
by FredBloggs
October 2nd, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 622
Views: 70621

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

My memory isn't what it was, but I seem to recall in a previous interview Dr T was postulating the possibility of one giant field.
by FredBloggs
September 23rd, 2018, 2:33 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Plans for March
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Plans for March

Frankly I think the idea that we will have no food or medicine is ridiculous and I pay no mind to that kind of scaremongering. I will do nothing differently in my personal life regardless of the outcome in March. Regarding investments I will continue to diversify outside of the UK but have been doi...
by FredBloggs
September 21st, 2018, 11:55 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Brit in Dubai. Best tax-sheltered option? AED to GBP then Hargreaves or AED to an offshore broker?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Brit in Dubai. Best tax-sheltered option? AED to GBP then Hargreaves or AED to an offshore broker?

I will give them a try. I actually have a comparison spreadsheet of brokers. HiFX, TORfx, Exchange4free and my favourite, CurrencyFair. I think you'll find XE compares favourably. No transaction fee, about 0.5% below the XE.com "official" rate. I tried but they don't offer UAE as a 'Count...
by FredBloggs
September 21st, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: No signature allowed?
Replies: 2
Views: 457

No signature allowed?

I have just noticed in the user control panel, there is a signature character limit set to 1. Presumably this is a deliberate policy. But why, please? Thank you.
by FredBloggs
September 21st, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Brit in Dubai. Best tax-sheltered option? AED to GBP then Hargreaves or AED to an offshore broker?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Brit in Dubai. Best tax-sheltered option? AED to GBP then Hargreaves or AED to an offshore broker?

Not exactly answering your questions, but for sending GBP home, look at using XE.com. I have been in Korea, Oman and now Australia. So sending GBP home regularly is important to me. I understand XE.com is a white label version of HiFX. I will give them a try. I actually have a comparison spreadshee...
by FredBloggs
September 21st, 2018, 2:18 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Egypt. Safe?
Replies: 29
Views: 1185

Re: Egypt. Safe?

IMHO that not the point. What if you arrived at a remote airport on a delayed flight and the gouged fare was 100 Euro higher, or more? But it wasn't. So it's an academic discussion. However, in Athens, gouging more than the state mandated 38 euros is a crime and you can call the police. Asking for ...
by FredBloggs
September 21st, 2018, 2:15 am
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 622
Views: 70621

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

A reflection on concerns regarding finance going forward. I understand that where possible HUR have fixed price contracts in place for things like sub sea engineering, FPSO refurbishment etc.. And the contract for operating the FPSO is incentivised. So, unless there really is a major bump in the roa...
by FredBloggs
September 21st, 2018, 2:07 am
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 622
Views: 70621

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/27/half-of-uk-big-energy-firms-still-have-all-male-boards-says-report Not that I’m usually a Guardian reader but, as you’ll see, Hurricane’s lack of females has been noted adversely. I’d prefer them to recruit a diverse leadership team from the whole ta...
by FredBloggs
September 20th, 2018, 7:57 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Brit in Dubai. Best tax-sheltered option? AED to GBP then Hargreaves or AED to an offshore broker?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Brit in Dubai. Best tax-sheltered option? AED to GBP then Hargreaves or AED to an offshore broker?

Not exactly answering your questions, but for sending GBP home, look at using XE.com. I have been in Korea, Oman and now Australia. So sending GBP home regularly is important to me. I understand XE.com is a white label version of HiFX.
by FredBloggs
September 20th, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Co-op Group
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Co-op Group

I am delighted to hear that the business is handing money back to customers and running academies. After all, the business is a cooperative. The clue is in the name. And that is exactly how it should be run. After all the poor decisions and bad management, I would be very happy to see the Coop thriv...
by FredBloggs
September 19th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 140
Views: 12378

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

Dod101 wrote:
portf wrote:
Now wondering what chances are of receiving my full application amount ( 0.25% of the £250m shares on offer! ), or being scaled back.


I am applying for rather less than that.

Dod

Just a tad, eh? Can't be too careful, now 8-)
by FredBloggs
September 19th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 140
Views: 12378

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

Alaric wrote:
FredBloggs wrote:I have tried repeatedly to buy Smithson IPO at II.


It was open at ii this morning (Wed 19th Sep)

Thank you. It was flaky and took a few attempts, but I did bag some earlier at II, thank you.
by FredBloggs
September 19th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 140
Views: 12378

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

Successfully applied on HL website inside SIPP, no issues. Now shows under Pending Orders Page, status Pending... Now wondering what chances are of receiving my full application amount ( 0.25% of the £250m shares on offer! ), or being scaled back. However noted in the prospectus Fundsmith reserve t...
by FredBloggs
September 19th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 140
Views: 12378

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

Managed to bag myself a slice. Looking forward to a healthy premium on trade opening now.
by FredBloggs
September 19th, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 140
Views: 12378

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

I have just applied via ATS. It seems to have worked like clockwork. I also have an account with II but having read the above I did not even try. I would imagine it will be very popular so I hope I do not get scaled back. Dod I am expecting early closure. Less fuss and work for them than a scale do...
by FredBloggs
September 19th, 2018, 7:34 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 140
Views: 12378

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

ADrunkenMarcus wrote:Have you written to them to ask? It would be pretty poor if a major broker could not enable you to participate in the IPO.

Best wishes

Mark.

The IPO is available according to the website. I am going to try again today.
by FredBloggs
September 19th, 2018, 2:05 am
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Turkish Taxes
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Turkish Taxes

Can't you use a currency broker website (caxtonxf, hifx etc) to do the transfer? For regular transfers like this they are usually cheaper fees and better rates than banks. Gryff I can recommend you look at XE.com for FX transfers to the UK. It is basically a white label version of HiFX (I think fro...

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