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by Paultry
April 24th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Mixed shares/cash/CVR offer for Ladbrokes Coral (LCL)
Replies: 65
Views: 4903

Re: Mixed shares/cash/CVR offer for Ladbrokes Coral (LCL)

Appears the fixed odds limit will be £2.

Hence the GVC price fall.

And what will the contingent rights pan out at?

Paul
by Paultry
April 12th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: FirstGroup offer
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: FirstGroup offer

I bought 2000 in January 2013.

It was a HYP share for a short time. I've just left it and hoped it would eventually recover itself.

Just sit and see where it goes. Paul
by Paultry
April 11th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Mixed shares/cash/CVR offer for Ladbrokes Coral (LCL)
Replies: 65
Views: 4903

Re: Mixed shares/cash/CVR offer for Ladbrokes Coral (LCL)

Cash in the account today.

7646 LCL became 1078 GVC and £2500, plus contingency rights cash.

I'd paid 149p for LAD in Jan 14'.

Glad I did not sell out at a loss, but was occasionally tempted.

Paul
by Paultry
March 18th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Watches - an investment?
Replies: 29
Views: 1074

Re: Watches - an investment?

When I lived in Sharjah I bought a Tissot watch for my son, Christmas day 1999, and I happen to be wearing it now, and its fine. At that time watches in the £200 to £600 price bracket in the UK were around two thirds the price in the Emirates, and were fixed prices regardless of outlet. However, I m...
by Paultry
March 18th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Mixed shares/cash/CVR offer for Ladbrokes Coral (LCL)
Replies: 65
Views: 4903

Re: Mixed shares/cash/CVR offer for Ladbrokes Coral (LCL)

Geoff100

If I elect for option 2, all GVC shares, but there are insufficient to meet demand, do I automatically revert to option 1? Or do I receive just a few GVC shares and the cash entitlement of option 3?

Is my thinking flawed?

Paul.
by Paultry
March 16th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Mixed shares/cash/CVR offer for Ladbrokes Coral (LCL)
Replies: 65
Views: 4903

Re: Mixed shares/cash/CVR offer for Ladbrokes Coral (LCL)

Bouleversee A doomsday news article appeared in last Saturdays's Telegraph emphasising the job losses at betting shops. I've not seen the article to which you refer but the inference would imply that the share price is being depressed if anything. I hope a few posters appear who know a lot more than...
by Paultry
January 11th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Modern Washing Machines
Replies: 35
Views: 1685

Re: Modern Washing Machines

JMN2

Banging pipes when taps and valves were opened and shut abruptly was somewhat concerning. Our mains water is 9 bar and all taps are lever types.

The problem is far less since fitting mini expansion vessels, known as water hammer devices. Paul.
by Paultry
January 11th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Around the UK
Topic: If you could live anywhere in the UK where would you choose?
Replies: 116
Views: 7682

Re: If you could live anywhere in the UK where would you choose?

It is true, Bath has many pleasant qualities, but commuter traffic is now becoming overwhelming. I have an aerial photo of a street near Alexandra park taken on a Monday morning in June 2000. Besides the recycling truck there are just two or three vehicles parked. Today there are basically no parkin...
by Paultry
December 8th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Ladbrokes Coral
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Ladbrokes Coral

Raptor Thank you for sharing your experience, most welcome. I bought Ladbrokes as a solid HYP share in Jan 2014, just after a downward blip in the share price. But the blips kept coming, not that it mattered, until the dividend was cut. An article on The Motley Fool yesterday explained that the shar...
by Paultry
December 7th, 2017, 12:07 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Ladbrokes Coral
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: LCL - possible offer

What to do?????

Will it go further? Or do I sell now?

Advice very welcome. Paul
by Paultry
December 6th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: What's wrong with these three possible HYP picks?
Replies: 19
Views: 1523

Re: What's wrong with these three possible HYP picks?

Telegraph yesterday has Babcock as a buy.

If purchased today you receive almost 7p dividend payment, yield is a tad over 4.3%

I've been hurt so much recently that I'm not buying anything at the moment. Paul
by Paultry
November 23rd, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Selling seems to be as important as buying
Replies: 35
Views: 1815

Re: Selling seems to be as important as buying

You are not alone. I have on previous occasions purchased a share which I've had my eye on and bought in on a price drop, only to see it go progressively down, as with CNA, I was in at 240p and 200p. I won't sell, just forget about it. What irks me is that when a share goes down and I decide not to ...
by Paultry
November 21st, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: HYP Utilities and Corbyn Risk
Replies: 19
Views: 945

Re: HYP Utilities and Corbyn Risk

I have been following the purchase price of CNA and NG. as top ups since they have entered bargain territory very recently. Is this to do with the forth coming budget announcements, or just noise? Or is an election far closer than we think? More importantly, are the dividends safe. CNA at 12p divi/1...
by Paultry
October 30th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Dual Fuel Best Energy Suppliers?
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: Dual Fuel Best Energy Suppliers?

We have been with IRESA since 26th Dec 16. No problems at all. New rates will be published on 1st Nov, I hope it is still best value. We were previously with extra energy for two years and prior to that British Gas. We consume approximately 2,500 KWH electricity and 12,000 KWH gas annually and have ...
by Paultry
October 20th, 2017, 6:24 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Photo evidence-not
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Photo evidence-not

I thought I should add a few more details of how this bizarre incident took place, so you have a better picture. Our car door did touch the other car, my wife and the other driver nodded to each other as an acknowledgement of the event. We then walked from the parking area into a shop; some minutes ...
by Paultry
October 20th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Muscat?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Muscat?

I've been to Muscat a few times, several years ago, from the time when we lived in Sharjah. Just for holidays and exploring. In those days there were a few Hotels between the Souk and the fish market, they were the cheapest available, but pretty ropey. I stayed in two of them. On one trip the missus...
by Paultry
October 20th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Enjoy Car Hire Faro
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Enjoy Car Hire Faro

Just for comparison to other users' experiences I would like to state that 'Enjoy Car Hire' operating out of Faro airport are quite fine. I paid £6.62 deposit on line to a Cypriot registered site, £97.46 when I picked the car up, this covered all ancillary fees but not travel to Spain, the motorway ...
by Paultry
October 20th, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Photo evidence-not
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Photo evidence-not

Turned out nice again........................ Yesterday I was informed that the claim against my car insurance has been dropped! There have been well over twenty phone calls to and from my insurance company over the last three months and one visit from an accident investigator. During this time I ha...
by Paultry
September 27th, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Barclays Smart Investor
Replies: 370
Views: 25616

Re: Barclays Smart Investor

Re: Share Certificates. I just, at last!!!!!, got through to Barclays to confirm that the fee of £30 to obtain a certificate is now free, and there is no cut off date for this. I told the very nice chap that they have destroyed what was a fine easy to handle facility and replaced it with a cumbersom...
by Paultry
September 26th, 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Home Insurance Renewal
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Home Insurance Renewal

We have been with Halifax home insurance for four years, renewal time mid October, we pay monthly so the two direct debits qualify for the £3 monthly cashback on the bank account. Yesterday I enquired about the policy renewal, buildings & contents last year was £226.99, this year the quote was £...

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