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by tjh290633
January 23rd, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Average Earnings Index K54U
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Average Earnings Index K54U

Reply received from ONS: Thank you for your query below. The usual revision policy is as follows: Unadjusted data (EARN02 and EARN03) carries provisional data for the current month and the previous month is open for revision. Seasonally Adjusted data (EARN01) carries provisional data for the current...
by tjh290633
January 23rd, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: BBC Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: BBC Weather

I use the app Weather & Radar UK, from WetterOnline GmbH, which seems pretty reliable. At least you can see where the rain or snow is.

TJH
by tjh290633
January 23rd, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: What's your fruit?
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: What's your fruit?

At my age I am getting a little bent, so perhaps a banana would be appropriate.

Pity rhubarb is not a fruit.

TJH
by tjh290633
January 22nd, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Average Earnings Index K54U
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Average Earnings Index K54U

Does this page help? https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/earningsandworkinghours/timeseries/k54u/emp/previous If not, maybe contact Roger Smith listed on the page as responsible for the series and ask him what has changed. GS I am used to seeing changes to recent months, a...
by tjh290633
January 22nd, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Average Earnings Index K54U
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Average Earnings Index K54U

I download the spreadsheet EARN01 from the ONS website, https://www.ons.gov.uk/ each month and record the figures for Average Earnings Index, K54U in my own spreadsheet. Normally the figures for 4 or 5 months back change slightly in each subsequent issue, but this month the figures vary from the Dec...
by tjh290633
January 21st, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Poll : Future Relationship
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: Poll : Future Relationship

I don't really understand why 6 people want the long term relationship with the EU to be on WTO terms. Only reason I can think of is an unwillingness to cede ANY sovereignty by signing FTAs. Is that it, or are there other reasons? I voted WTO because it seemed the sensible way to escape the clutche...
by tjh290633
January 20th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: General Election???????
Replies: 47
Views: 774

Re: General Election???????

I am obliged to the former Honourable Gentleman.

TJH
by tjh290633
January 19th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I blame Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 1173

Re: I blame Brexit

Also have never had waitress service Someone definitely came over (maybe it was with the drinks). All I know is, Bill, oh ok Oscar, got his nosh before I even ordered mine. Maybe he had to give a table number: I might be overdoing the sophistication of the Wetherspoons app. All I know is, Wetherspo...
by tjh290633
January 19th, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 586
Views: 11265

Re: BREXIT

The difference between "the majority of people in the UK voted for [Brexit]" (implying over 33M Brexit votes) and "the majority of those who voted in the referendum, voted to Leave" (implying over 16.8M Brexit votes) is very large. So it is hardly a quibble to point out this gro...
by tjh290633
January 19th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: General Election???????
Replies: 47
Views: 774

Re: General Election???????

Having been to a local branch AGM this morning, I was wondering whether we would be in the Provisional Party or the Continuity Party after any split, using the IRA analogy. Just which fragment would be which is open to debate. In the case of Labour, I envisage Corbyn's clique being the Provisional ...
by tjh290633
January 19th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How to persuade leavers to change their minds
Replies: 98
Views: 1270

Re: How to persuade leavers to change their minds

Somewhere along the way, sight has been lost of the main reasons why people voted to leave: 1. To stop being ruled by an unelected and unaccountable institution. 2. To regain control of our own laws and regulations. 3. To get out of the Common Agricultural Policy. 4. To get out of the Common Fisheri...
by tjh290633
January 19th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: General Election???????
Replies: 47
Views: 774

Re: General Election???????

Having been to a local branch AGM this morning, I was wondering whether we would be in the Provisional Party or the Continuity Party after any split, using the IRA analogy. Just which fragment would be which is open to debate. In the case of Labour, I envisage Corbyn's clique being the Provisional w...
by tjh290633
January 17th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 933

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

In our local small supermarkets it is common to see milk, for example, marked down the day before its best before date. On occasion I had not noticed the reduced price, it being the only bottle(s) of that quality available.

It will normally last several days past that date.

TJH
by tjh290633
January 17th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Income seeking investment - any feedback welcome
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Income seeking investment - any feedback welcome

The words "smart beta" and "ETF" are both guaranteed to put me off. If you don't need the income, go for an IT like F%CIT or Witan.

TJH
by tjh290633
January 17th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 1420
Views: 48142

Re: Musk endeavours

But other than that, what - if any - are the advantages of solid state batteries? Do they have a longer life, more recharge cycles? Energy density, energy density, less charge cycle degradation, energy density, less prone to turning in to fireballs, energy density. Yes, I have read all of this stuf...
by tjh290633
January 16th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Pearson Trading Update
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Pearson Trading Update

Stock down nearly 4% on opening. No surprise there I guess. Anyone tempted to buy? Ian. Quite the opposite, in fact. It rose considerably in the last year and I am waiting until the next results before I decide when to sell, because of the low yield, or whether the recovery indicated has made it wo...
by tjh290633
January 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: CD, VHS and DVD
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: CD, VHS and DVD

I think that I still have my Philips Disk Jockey from 1954 in the loft. Just a turntable for 3 speeds with a dual pick up head. An output wire was connected to the volume control of my Emstonette radio, or to an input socket on my parents' Mullard radio. It gave sterling service until we bought a &q...
by tjh290633
January 15th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Witan giving up admin of Savings schemes
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Witan giving up admin of Savings schemes

I received a notification today from Witan, saying that they are giving up administration of their savings schemes, including ISAs and Jump savings schemes for children. They are suggesting a move to Hargreaves Lansdown and include documents for such a change. The default is a move to HL.

TJH
by tjh290633
January 15th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: CD, VHS and DVD
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: CD, VHS and DVD

Should I be hanging on to my 78 rpm records, then? I have one which was an advert for Vernons Pools of Liverpool, with the advertising message delivered by Jerry Desmond, who concludes with "Vernons' Recording Orchestra will now continue with Sing as we Go. Come on Boys, let's go!". A diff...
by tjh290633
January 15th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Forgive or Banish
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Forgive or Banish

Good analogy but understates the cringe level of my worst hole-digging effort: local tennis club... my young kids' friends habitually attend with their mother and pet dog. One week they arrive with an older-looking gentleman: "Hello, you must be the grandfather!" say I jocularly. "Um...

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