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by mike
February 15th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?
Replies: 99
Views: 1535

Re: Customs Union - isn't it good enough?

Sovereignty is what you can make other people let you get away with. No country is sovereign, it's just that some have more military or economic power than others. The UK never gave anything up by being a member of the EU, it always had the right to walk away. It was in a consensual arrangements wi...
by mike
February 14th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: FSCS Increase Limits (?)
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: FSCS Increase Limits

There was a consultation last year where they looked at increasing it to several levels, up to £1 Million, but they decided on £85,000. I believe the consultation ended at the end of 2018 and the changes are due to take place from April. Thanks Darka, it never crossed my mind to have a look at the ...
by mike
February 14th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 1005

Re: The EU is stupid

Immigration after Brexit will not be a problem. Nobody will want to come here, to a failed state. In an interview in El Pais , Mark Rutte tended to confirm this as he opined in resonse to the "statement-question" Some people think that the EU will be weakened by the departure of the Unite...
by mike
February 14th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: FSCS Increase Limits (?)
Replies: 7
Views: 397

FSCS Increase Limits (?)

I have just had an e-mail from iWeb regarding changes to their terms and conditions [*], and in it was the following The limit for assets covered under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is increasing on 1 April 2019 to 100% of the first £85,000, previously this was £50,000. This is t...
by mike
February 12th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Gordon Banks - RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Gordon Banks - RIP

You may have heard the sad news that Gordon Banks passed away overnight, aged 81. One of my childhood heros, I have felt rather emotional this morning, and been trawling the news sites, UK and abroad. It seems he was respected everywhere, by the jounalists and the BTL comments. We all know the save ...
by mike
February 12th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: HYPTUSS - No Forecast Yield from Digital Look
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: HYPTUSS - No Forecast Yield from Digital Look

Just to report that DL are now showing forecast dividends again on their individual company pages.
by mike
February 8th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SSE plc trading statement.
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

Re: SSE plc trading statement.

Earnings per share 69p Dividend per share 97.5p The EPS of 69P is stated as the *Adjusted EPS excludes SSE Energy Services ('held for disposal'), so it would be fairer to give the pre-announced dividend of 80p for next year in relation to the 69p. I do grant you that even this is still rather less ...
by mike
February 6th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Self Assessment - What documentation is required for CGT
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Self Assessment - What documentation is required for CGT

Until now, I have always kept both my gross gains and total share sales below the respective limits for GCT reporting. Keeping gross gains rather that net (gains minus losses) below the limit means I do not have to report anything. The HMRC worksheets seem to be for one purchase and one sale. My por...
by mike
February 3rd, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16664

Re: BREXIT

The US uses imperial units but despite having the same names those are NOT all the same imperial units as the UK. https://world-food-and-wine.com/us-and-uk-measurements-compared 1 UK pint or imperial pint is 568.26125 ml and it contains 20 fluid ounces, while 1 US pint is 473 ml and it has only 16 ...
by mike
February 2nd, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16664

Re: BREXIT

I see we are still perpetuating project fear. By we you mean the UK government? Quite possibly - here are extracts from the Department for Trransport no-deal planning https://twitter.com/SamCoatesTimes/status/1091613762388480001 Perhaps someone can remind me again of the actual benefits of Brexit.
by mike
February 1st, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Shell 4th Quarter
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Shell 4th Quarter

... I reckon ( guess) we'll see (i) a static divi over the next few years (3 years?) Your wish is my command ... at least for the Q1 2019 divi [UPDATED FEBRUARY 1, 2019]: The Board expects that the first quarter 2019 interim dividend will be US$0.47, equal to the US dollar dividend for the same qua...
by mike
January 31st, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BHP special dividend
Replies: 32
Views: 1560

Re: BHP special dividend

Income, but totally ignored in yield calculation and estimated future dividends.
by mike
January 31st, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Hear my Song / La Traviata
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Hear my Song / La Traviata

Kismet was all Borodin melodies.
by mike
January 28th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Is Yahoo data getting flaky again ?
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Is Yahoo data getting flaky again ?

I'm getting confused! I've been trying OpenOffice Portable versions 3.2.0, 4.1.1 and 4.1.3 and they have consistently failed today when using the Simple Yahoo Price Scrape v1.3a I installed OpenOffice Portable 4.1.5 (the latest), fired it up and set the macro security level to Medium (my usual pref...
by mike
January 28th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Is Yahoo data getting flaky again ?
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Is Yahoo data getting flaky again ?

Thanks guys. This is an intermittent fault I'm seeing, but only over the last fortnight or so. Before there was the major disruption of Yahoo changing their address for scraping the data a few months back, the download did fail from time to time, but one or two repeats normally obtained the data. I ...
by mike
January 28th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Signs of Spring

I was in the Lake District for a few days at the end of last week, and saw an almost carpet of crocuses in full bloom in the gounds of Penrith church, and hazel catkins nicely extended in Borrowdale.
by mike
January 28th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Is Yahoo data getting flaky again ?
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Is Yahoo data getting flaky again ?

A few months back, Yahoo changed the availabilty of its data which needed a re-coding of various macros. Since that time, the Yahoo data source had been pretty reliable. I have noticed over the past couple of weeks that I am getting a "No data returned from Yahoo" far more frequently. It d...
by mike
January 23rd, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: HFEL top up
Replies: 17
Views: 1733

Re: HFEL top up

"Henderson Far East Income Increases First Interim Dividend By 4%" Correct, but rather disingenuous wording ! The quarterly dividends are regularly increased at the Third Interim Dividend paid in August, and was so increased from 5.3p to 5.5p back in August 2018. This is the first "F...
by mike
January 23rd, 2019, 1:10 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 542
Views: 33525

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

We had snow out here in west Berks, but a bit moist and floppy Freezing tonight so I'll be skating to the office tomorrow. May try out my YakTrax Pros https://www.yaktrax.co.uk/ I've got these, first class. Just one tip. Take them off before you go into any building with marble or similar floor, ot...

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