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by 88V8
October 17th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspends Trading
Replies: 212
Views: 17773

Re: Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspends Trading

My takeaway from the Woodford debacle - not invested, tbank goodness - is that when a celebrity manager jumps ship to start up their own fund, one should give them a good ignoring. There's a world of difference between managing a fund that has grown over many years, and having to invest a huge pot o...
by 88V8
October 11th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Extinction Rebellion Demands
Replies: 20
Views: 1056

Re: Extinction Rebellion Demands

Yes, what are they demanding... they're too wooly. I support them with some cash, but they like many people shy away from the key, indeed the only relevant point, which as has been observed is population. Well, I dare talk about it. I regularly write to the BBC on the topic. Every time they mention ...
by 88V8
October 11th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Recycling compatible toner cartridges?
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Recycling compatible toner cartridges?

I have a recently refreshed stock of envelopes from Macmillan Cancer in which I post my cartridges to The Cartridge Recycling Centre in Thatcham.
They've said nothing about not sending compatibles. Which is what I send.
Hmmm.

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by 88V8
October 11th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Sound leakage from open-backed headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1513

Re: Sound leakage from open-backed headphones?

I did the decent thing and, although there was at least one place online that could have delivered them to me on next-day delivery i.e. today, I felt it was only fair to order them through the shop that had hosted me for over 2 hours listening to the various headphones I wanted to hear. Good for yo...
by 88V8
September 27th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Statement of Means
Replies: 20
Views: 3262

Re: Statement of Means

20mph zones increase pollution which definitely kills people, as distinct from 'speeding' which rarely harms anyone. But 'speeding' is and always has been a useful revenue raiser.

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by 88V8
September 27th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Imperial Brands (IMB)
Replies: 117
Views: 5873

Re: Imperial Brands (IMB)

One would have expected the froth to come off the SP when they announced the end of the 10% divi increase. Evidently it didn't. If I looked at my capital now, I would be down, so I won't. Can't say I'm worried about effective anti-tobacco court action in my time, if I were I'd be equally worried abo...
by 88V8
September 26th, 2019, 12:00 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Sun cream, mosquito repellant, bite soothing ointment - which order?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Sun cream, mosquito repellant, bite soothing ointment - which order?!

I have read that if one eats yeast tablets for a week they will leave you alone. Bit late now.......

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by 88V8
September 25th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Sound leakage from open-backed headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1513

Re: Sound leakage from open-backed headphones?

Take a CD or summat with you to the shop, so you are sure they render your taste in music as you would wish.

Although I have used them in the past, I think prolonged listening thru phones rather spoils one for normal listening via speakers.

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by 88V8
September 25th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Cobham PLC
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Cobham PLC

I sold in the market a couple of days after the takeover was announced. There was talk at the time of the Govt intervening, they've been jolly slow about it.

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by 88V8
September 24th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Thomas Cook Group goes bust.
Replies: 38
Views: 2487

Re: Thomas Cook Group goes bust.

....someone who doesn't normally need to do a tax return... ⋅  Can these losses be carried forwards to offset future capital gains? ⋅  If they can, when April arrives, what will I need to do to effect that? I was able to report taxable dividends to HMRC of over £2000 for the pre...
by 88V8
September 24th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP development BP or RIO
Replies: 30
Views: 1687

Re: HYP development BP or RIO

Rio is a rollercoaster bet on China.

Of the two, BP for me.
I also hold their Prefs BP.B

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by 88V8
September 24th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: The future for Energy Stocks?
Replies: 20
Views: 2283

Re: The future for Energy Stocks?

Green is all very topical, but can anyone make money out of it. Tech was topical, remember, and the wipeout that followed. I hold some Simec Atlantic SAE. Tidal energy. They were going to be a great thing. Fortunately I don't hold many as I'm down c90%. Follow the saga in the discussions here https:...
by 88V8
September 24th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Santander for Aviva refugees
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: Manchester Building Society PIBS

Funny there has been no comment about MBS half-year results. These prices look absurdly low to me and I have added to my already overweight position. I went back a couple of pages looking for the thread you thought you were posting on..... anyway.... I hold a few of these harking back to an old top...
by 88V8
September 1st, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Any good films to watch?
Replies: 43
Views: 2176

Re: Any good films to watch?

If available....

Crouching Tiger
American Graffiti
Blade Runner (the original)
+1 for Once upon a time in the west
Ronin
Heat
Goodfellas

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by 88V8
August 30th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: What's your investment personality?
Replies: 39
Views: 2588

Re: What's your investment personality?

I'm a VP.
A surprised VP.
Planning is not exactly my strong point.

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by 88V8
August 30th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Prudential PLC (PRU)
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Prudential PLC (PRU)

Mmm, I posted this as a new topic in HYP Practical, thinking about the implications for Phoenix and Chesnara if the Court is inclined to block future transfers because annuitants hadn't given consent. Didn't consider the effect on the Pru. My only contact with them was many years ago playing chess i...
by 88V8
August 29th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Chesnara (CSN)
Replies: 23
Views: 2028

Re: Chesnara (CSN)

The recent High Court judgement in re Prudential cannot be helping as it has negative implications for future business acquisition.
I did write a new topic about the case but it vanished, my error I suspect.
Same applies to Phoenix.

I hold both in my over-large collection of Financials.

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by 88V8
August 28th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Prudential PLC (PRU)
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Prudential plc (PRU)

Neither Phoenix nor Chesnara were involved in this legal case reported here https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2019/08/19/high-court-blocks-prudential-annuity-sale/ where it was decided by the High Court that Prudential did not have the right to sell £12bn of annuities to Rothesay Life. Rothesay is ...
by 88V8
August 27th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Electric trip - check the socket or the iron?
Replies: 29
Views: 2327

Re: Electric trip - check the socket or the iron?

I doubt very much that anyone would recommend using a 45 year old iron on grounds of efficiency and weight if nothing else. You can buy a new one for about £30. Dod! You disgraceful person! It's only 45 years old, we're supposed to be saving the planet. .... throwaway society, mutter. We have had n...
by 88V8
August 26th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Electric trip - check the socket or the iron?
Replies: 29
Views: 2327

Re: Electric trip - check the socket or the iron?

Have a good look at the heatproof iron cord. They wear, and can fracture internally. Ours is plugged into a socket (MK) that was already c40 years old when I installed it. Old house, so I use old electrical fittings. One can get a plug-in tester for sockets. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Borbede-Outlet...

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