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by mike
October 1st, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Vox Pops
Replies: 13
Views: 1219

Re: Vox Pops

Hang on a minute there Snorvs The BBC has apologised after accidentally showing an interview with a random member of the public who does not support Brexit. The young reporter responsible for the error, Nikki Hollis, said: ”I’m so sorry. I haven’t had much experience of finding angry Brexiters repea...
by mike
September 30th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Company Analysis
Topic: Online research resources
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: Online research resources

UnclePhilip wrote:
Oh, and investigate.co.uk led to a private investigator website!

Uncle


It's investegate.co.uk, as in "Invest e-gate", not investigate as in research something.
by mike
September 18th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: The future for Energy Stocks?
Replies: 20
Views: 2233

Re: The future for Energy Stocks?

One thing I meant to add regarding the risk of unscrupulous companies entering newly-regulated markets, such as the environmental one being discussed here, is to perhaps look to a high-yielding Investment Trust as a means to invest in the sector, where a level of sector-expertise can be taken advan...
by mike
September 14th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: "Buy Back" program
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Re: "Buy Back" program

Arizona11 wrote:Also helps the earnings per share value as there are less shares in issue. This often helps increase the share price.


Also helps the earnings per share value as there are less shares in issue. This often helps increase the share price directors' bonuses as they hit their EPS targets.
;)
by mike
September 13th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: UK Supreme Court
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

UK Supreme Court

Hope this is OK here, as it is not a practical legal matter for the legal board. And please, no Brexit arguing (!) - this is specifically about the Supreme Court. As you will be aware, there are appeals to the UK Supreme Court regarding judgements made under English & Welsh law, Scottish law, an...
by mike
September 10th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Sound leakage from open-backed headphones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: Sound leakage from open-backed headphones?

I'm considering getting a pair of fairly high-end open-backed (as opposed to closed-backed) headphones for late night listening. They will be strictly for use at my well-soundproofed (secondary glazed) home so I am well aware of, and am not concerned about, the fact that open-backed headphones offe...
by mike
September 6th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Ticker change
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Ticker change

Just a heads up if IAAG or Kiloran need this.

The investment trust Scottish American is changing its ticker on Monday 9 September from SCAM to SAIN

https://www.investegate.co.uk/scot-american-inv---scam-/rns/change-of-ticker/201909061047065069L/
by mike
September 6th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Scottish American - SCAM is changing to SAIN
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Scottish American - SCAM is changing to SAIN

At last, the Scottish American IT is changing its rather unfortunate ticker of SCAM to SAIN. Effective on Monday, 9 September, in case you need to update any records that pull prices from Yahoo etc. https://www.investegate.co.uk/scot-american-inv---scam-/rns/change-of-ticker/201909061047065069L/ I'l...
by mike
September 5th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Can't get onto my yahoo emails
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: Can't get onto my yahoo emails

An update regarding the missing e-mails of this morning from the Yahoo Customer Care twitter account (@YahooCare) Am back on line but lost emails that were sent this morning? is this right? 1 reply . 0 retweets 0 likes Yahoo Customer Care ‏Verified account @YahooCare 13m13 minutes ago Thos e email s...
by mike
September 1st, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Diversified non-UK income IT portfolio
Replies: 15
Views: 2938

Re: Diversified non-UK income IT portfolio

Note that HFEL and JAI have a higher exposure to China than their peers ( 30% & 37% respectively) . I personally am wary of high exposure to China. (I hold JAI, along with AAIF & SOI, the latter two each have a lower 8% exposure to China). SOI's yield is lower because its SP has grown well....
by mike
August 29th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Ive had enough of interactive investor, recommendations?
Replies: 56
Views: 5082

Re: Ive had enough of interactive investor, recommendations?

One of the issues with these Boards is seperating facts from opinion. So, 1,2&3 I think are facts. 4&5 are my understanding of the situation. I've sourced the below from: [url]https://www.youinvest.co.uk/sharesmagazine/ 2019-03-28 /should-i-spread-my-money-across-different-providers[/url] 1...
by mike
August 25th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: How many IT's...
Replies: 29
Views: 2665

Re: How many IT's...

Last year I had European Assets Trust (EAT) and Funding Circle Income Fund (was FCIF, now renamed) reducing their dividend. FCIF was a sector-specific IT, so let’s set that aside, but EAT is a regional IT, so one could reasonably have picked that as one of a handful of ITs to make up the portfolio....
by mike
August 22nd, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: How many IT's...
Replies: 29
Views: 2665

Re: How many IT's...

Thanks both. But your conclusions ought to be based on your degree of confidence in your own abilities, not on mine in mine, and might reasonably be very different! My self-confidence took quite a knock a few years back when a lot of my HYP cut their dividends - well after the 2008 GFC ! From memory...
by mike
August 22nd, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Bitten
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: Bitten

I think the black fly could be it. Maybe I'm having a more severe reaction to it than most do. Whole forearm still swollen and hot. I think this could be my last post....... My wife had had the same recently, get to the doc. She got 2 lots of antibiotics steroids and the threat of surgery to remove...
by mike
August 22nd, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: How many IT's...
Replies: 29
Views: 2665

Re: How many IT's...

So my question - as opposed to the number of IT holdings, what would people class as a safe percentage level of holding for individual ITs. Perhaps 10, 15 or even up to 20% of one's holdings ? Mike, In response to your question, I've just taken a quick "shuftie" through my IT holdings. My...
by mike
August 22nd, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: How many IT's...
Replies: 29
Views: 2665

Re: How many IT's...

I took advantage of the recent bid for Greene King to sell my full holding and am now looking for a new home for these funds. These funds will be added to my IT portfolio as I've been moving that way over the last 2-3 years, but want to avoid owning too many, both to reduce complexity and I believe...
by mike
August 20th, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BHP dividend declaration - big increase
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

BHP dividend declaration - big increase

BHP Group are headquartered in Australia, and with Melbourne being 9 hours ahead of London, the full year results have been issued down under. The Australian ASX announcement is here https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20190820/pdf/447m90dmvkvltt.pdf Dividend information on page 13 Amount : USD 0.78 (...
by mike
August 19th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Greene King £8.50 bid - possible income options for proceeds....
Replies: 25
Views: 3449

Re: Greene King £8.50 bid - possible income options for proceeds....

Seconded. In fact, the first two paragraphs I could have written about my own thought processes. Cobham, bumping along with a recently re-instated dividend of 1p per share, around a 1% yield, received an approx 40% uplift offer, and I sold out and re-invested into - Henderson International (HINT) - ...
by mike
August 19th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 113
Views: 6229

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

I have sinned and sold down a good proportion.

GNK were one of those on my worry list because of the B word. The increase in price had put GNK in 4th place capital wise in my portfolio, behind 2 ITs and ULVR, and just in front of RDSB.

I'll have a think overnight on the rest.
by mike
August 19th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 113
Views: 6229

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

RNS here https://www.investegate.co.uk/ck-asset-holdings/rns/recommended-cash-offer-for-greene-king--plc/201908191545125357J/ For each Greene King Share 850 pence in cash [...] In addition, the Acquisition allows for the distribution of the previously announced final dividend for the 52 weeks ended ...

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