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by 88V8
August 23rd, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Enquest 7% 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Enquest 7% 2022

BWRA. Of which I have a tankful. But they were deemed safe from cancellation. (mustn't say redemption otherwise GoSiegen will be after me) BP.B NTEA Yes, there isn't much. I ran away from RAVP after they linked to the rouble. Can only buy 42TF over the phone which is a nuisance, but do have some 42T...
by 88V8
August 23rd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HSBC - Good time to top-up ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1012

Re: HSBC - Good time to top-up ?

Personally, I'm coming to the conclusion that it's time to get out of Financials. The world economy seems to be wobbling, the central banks have not unwound QE as they should have done, indeed one hears that Germany is planning even more. Interest rate are ludicrously low. I read today that Germany ...
by 88V8
August 23rd, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Performance without weight.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Performance without weight.

Thankyou.
We have Circulon pans atm https://circulon.uk.com/cookware.html which work well, but they are heavy.
The 10" frying pan, if that is what it is - 2" high - weighs about 4lb.

I'll look at these other options. Yes, I recall that earlier thread now you remind me.

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by 88V8
August 23rd, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Enquest 7% 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Enquest 7% 2022

OK, well, complete punt really, what with them being unsecured, but I bought some. The gain, if it happens, will be useful, and I certainly have enough losses to shelter it. Running yield about 8.5%. Which is nothing special really, considering it's taxed as income, and I could buy Legal & Gener...
by 88V8
August 22nd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Enquest 7% 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Enquest 7% 2022

Yes, thanks, a QCB. The only guidance I have been able to find on the coupon is that it is taxable as arising, whether paid in cash or in kind. HRT for me, which diminishes its lustre. Wish one had a crystal ball. The PoO. With central banks cranking up for another insane round of QE, things don't l...
by 88V8
August 21st, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Enquest 7% 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Enquest 7% 2022

Available at 82% today.
Have to research the tax treatment to see whether they're worth buying unsheltered.

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by 88V8
August 21st, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Performance without weight.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Performance without weight.

Lucky me, OH enjoys cooking.

But she struggles with some of the heavy pans that work with our induction hob.
Circulon. Quality, but heavy.

In particular the large frying pan.

Can anyone recommend a brand that gives good performance on an induction hob, but without the weight?

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by 88V8
August 18th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: WHATTHEhangonaminutethatmightjustwork.....
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: WHATTHEhangonaminutethatmightjustwork.....

Oh, it's a waste disposal unit, they often has them in posh kitchens.

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by 88V8
August 18th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Pref shares and bonds that are still paying
Replies: 20
Views: 1242

Re: Pref shares and bonds that are still paying

The 'yield' on these CCDs is around 6.25% YTP. Not sure the modest premium over a standard Pref really compensates for their lowly place in the hierarchy. Can't help feeling that when the next crash comes, they'll suspend paying. And then there's the tax. Don't recall, as they taxed as income or div...
by 88V8
August 18th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: The shape of things to come?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

The shape of things to come?

I hope not. Yesterday for the first time in ages I went to log in to my Google account. They wanted me to confirm my age so I could watch some innocuous video. After the password, I saw that they 'did not recognise this device' which is the same device I have used for eight years, and wanted to send...
by 88V8
August 18th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Win 7 Patch Tuesday fail
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Win 7 Patch Tuesday fail

I have this update still to come.
I see it in the queue.
When multiple updates appear, I activate at most one or two a day, starting with the smallest.
Thankyou for the heads up.

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by 88V8
August 16th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: the NewRiver REIT (NRR) topic
Replies: 99
Views: 6202

Re: the NewRiver REIT (NRR) topic

Use the comparator tool at HL to obtain / compare total returns. https://www.hl.co.uk/funds/fund-discounts,-prices--and--factsheets/search-results/v/vanguard-ftse-uk-equity-income-index-accumulation/charts ( try setting "investment type" to "equity " and then type in an EPIC cod...
by 88V8
August 16th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: Negative Interest Rate Mortgages
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Negative Interest Rate Mortgages

Hmmm. Will there be contagion, with weaker banks following suit.
Can't help feeling we're on the slide towards the next crash, and central banks have already fired off their ammunition.
I'm looking anew at my excessive exposure to Financials.

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by 88V8
August 16th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: When to Top-Up a HYP not yet in Drawdown (spun out of ITH's Pyad update)
Replies: 24
Views: 1042

Re: When to Top-Up a HYP not yet in Drawdown (spun out of ITH's Pyad update)

Are routine top-ups a good idea? Assuming the cash is there so one isn't buying in tiddling amounts. On the one hand, they oblige one to do something rather than nothing, which gives the benefit of pound-cost-averaging. OTOH, sometimes the right thing to do would be nothing. Which on the whole is wh...
by 88V8
August 16th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Sell or not sell
Replies: 84
Views: 2239

Re: Sell or not sell

OH worked for Glaxo and predecessors and by share schemes and purchases built up a holding that at its peak contributed roughly a third of our dividend income. Eventually I persuaded her that it should be trimmed, a gradual CGT-related process now completed. Whether I would have done so had GSK not ...
by 88V8
August 12th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Large scale UK power cuts
Replies: 171
Views: 3455

Re: Large scale UK power cuts

I suspect the power cuts were partly the EU's fault. But before I get onto that, In the good old days rail signals were mechanical, no electric needed, and diesels and steam don't need electric either. So this problem is self-inflicted. But back to the EU. As has been said, the CEGB ran with plenty ...
by 88V8
August 11th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Satnav repair
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: Satnav repair

Thankyou. I watched the 'how to' video, it looked easy. Fail to see why the case has to be such a struggle. OK, I'll have another look. Tbh, my eyesight isn't really up to this sort of thing any more. Better in fact than it used to be for distances, but near to, oh dear, where's me specs........ Mea...
by 88V8
August 11th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Satnav repair
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Satnav repair

My Garmin 2599 is bust again. Sent it to Satnav Repair Service in North End Road 18 months ago, it came back working but with a battery that doesn't hold charge. Yesterday I fitted a new battery. Not as easy as it looks, the case didn't want to come apart. Now, it won't charge, doesn't come on, and ...
by 88V8
August 10th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Pref shares and bonds that are still paying
Replies: 20
Views: 1242

Re: Pref shares and bonds that are still paying

Following Aviva's attempt last year to cash in their Prefs at par, there was a good deal of analysis and discussion on Mark's late lamented site to determine which of the 'usual suspects' might be susceptible to such action, and which in the light of the contract terms appeared safe. Those in the la...
by 88V8
August 9th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: RAVP
Replies: 110
Views: 4437

Re: RAVP

Illustrates their dependence on exchange rates. It's one thing buying shares based on the core skills - in this case warehousing - but when they suddenly need expertise in currency hedging that adds a whole new layer of undesirables.

Sold mine, not minded to repurchase.

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