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by richfool
November 20th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Investing in Green Infrastructure Funds (ITs)
Replies: 206
Views: 12890

Re: Investing in Green Infrastructure Funds (ITs)

Has anyone thought about one of the energy storage funds/trusts, such as: Gresham House Energy Storage Fund (GRID) or Gore Street Energy Storage Fund (GSF)? This must be a development area as the various suppliers of renewable energy seek ways to store their energy. I appreciate that the development...
by richfool
November 18th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Buy Sell difference
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Buy Sell difference

If it is a smaller or less mainstream IT, it will tend to have a bigger spread between the buying and selling prices.

It might also be worth comparing the spread on another IT in the same sector, (keeping in mind the differences in sizes of the trusts involved).
by richfool
November 18th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Does anyone know how long chickens can last in a freezer ...
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Does anyone know how long chickens can last in a freezer ...

That reminded me, if you cook roast parrot, what do you stuff it with?











Answer: Polyfilla
by richfool
November 18th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Ipad deletes tabs when switched off
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Ipad deletes tabs when switched off

Most annoyingly the Ipad Air2 closes all tabs when the machine is switched off. This is with Safari. Apparently it is since a recent system update. I have a dozen tabs open for various websites and lost them all. I switch off at night to save battery but now no longer. I turn off my wi-fi at night ...
by richfool
November 18th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: US shares
Replies: 42
Views: 3133

Re: US shares

Dod101 wrote:If you could buy just one US share what would it be?

Either NAIT or BRNA, which would give exposure to a wide range of US shares, managed for me by the Investment trust manager. ;)

NAIT - North American Income Trust - 2.8% yield
BRNA - Blackrock North American Income Trust - 4.1% yield
by richfool
November 16th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust (PLI)
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust (PLI)

Hello, have been away a while and got back to a pile of cash from Green King. I've decided that I want to rely less on direct share holdings through my HYP and would like to buy IT's instead. I already hold CTY, HCL, MYI, and SMT, and like PLI because it has a reliable yield history and is currentl...
by richfool
November 15th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: BT Group (BT.A)
Replies: 33
Views: 2250

Re: British Telecom

That's given a bashing to quite a few people's pension shares. Really? Define bashing. I presume you imply BT shares which appear to be barely changed, or did you mean something else? ( Bashing = beating= knocked down in price). According to Bloomberg, BT shares were amongst the largest fallers fir...
by richfool
November 15th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Labour promise free broadband- Openreach to be nationalised
Replies: 31
Views: 961

Re: Labour promise free broadband- Openreach to be nationalised

I just hope that Corbin and McDonnell have a large part of their pension funds invested in BT and the utilities.
by richfool
November 15th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: BT Group (BT.A)
Replies: 33
Views: 2250

Re: British Telecom

That's given a bashing to quite a few people's pension shares.
by richfool
November 15th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Election impact on investment strategy
Replies: 89
Views: 3420

Re: Election impact on investment strategy

. Regarding the prospect of extending the voting age down below 18, I have to say I recollect having little or no interest in, or knowledge of politics or the economic health of the country, when I was 16, 17, 18, 19, or 20. Agreed that's not to say that everyone of that age is the same, but I can'...
by richfool
November 14th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: To comma or not to comma
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: To comma or not to comma

There is theoretically, a pause, inferred or otherwise, after thus and therefore. (Commas normally match where there is a brief pause for breath except where 'and' is involved). I would suggest therefore, that it is entirely up to the writer and how significant an issue or pause they consider it to ...
by richfool
November 9th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Inv Strategy for a low growth or recession scenario
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Inv Strategy for a low growth or recession scenario

I must admit that whilst I like the idea of PNL (Personal Assets) and CGT (Capital Gearing Trust) for their mixed asset holdings and defensive positioning and particularly their holdings of US TIPS, I do however resent having to pay a premium to invest in them and then only receive a dividend yield ...
by richfool
November 9th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: I hope that I did not a kill HYP-P discussion (MARS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1668

Re: I hope that I did not a kill HYP-P discussion (MARS)

All I'll say is that I use a lot of forums, financial and otherwise. The level of moderation here is "puzzling" to say the least. I'm sure there's a background to it but it's slightly odd feeling you need a calculator and a rulebook in order to work out if your thread or post is likely to...
by richfool
November 9th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Election impact on investment strategy
Replies: 89
Views: 3420

Re: Election impact on investment strategy

Unless of course Jeeza has banned elections and replaced Parliament with the Politburo. Matt There's no need to ban elections, just make sure you always win them - e.g. extend the franchise to 16 year olds (you'd be amazed how much of the party propaganda my nieces, in their 20s, have swallowed), p...
by richfool
November 9th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Inv Strategy for a low growth or recession scenario
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Inv Strategy for a low growth or recession scenario

Walkeia and Wasron, I have a (an IT) portfolio which embraces a broad range of asset classes and geographies and specifically includes: REIT's, infrastructure, renewable energy and some gold.
by richfool
November 9th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Election impact on investment strategy
Replies: 89
Views: 3420

Re: Election impact on investment strategy

With both Labour and the Conservatives trying to out bid each other, with their promises of greater public spending and thus greater government debt, it would suggest that inflation will again rear its ugly head, with all that entails. However, quite how that fits together with the world (growth) ge...
by richfool
November 8th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Election impact on investment strategy
Replies: 89
Views: 3420

Re: Election impact on investment strategy

'A return of inflation would be a complete new experience for an entire generation'. Indeed it would, but some of the elders here might remember having their mortgage debt inflated away (though not their student debt funnily enough). It is an ill wind.... And some on here might also remember 15% mo...
by richfool
November 8th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Houseplants & Indoor Air Quality
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Houseplants & Indoor Air Quality

Not only that, but quite a few house plants are actively toxic in the air. My wife's fondness for keeping hydrangea heads in the kitchen looks a little less healthy in the light of the discovery that they emit cyanide compounds. :shock: Then again, ficus will give you skin burns, chrysanthemums giv...
by richfool
November 8th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Inv Strategy for a low growth or recession scenario
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Inv Strategy for a low growth or recession scenario

Well I note that posters often look to defensive trusts like PNL for their holdings of US TIPS and inflation protected Government securities, to provide protection against high inflation and high interest rates. Thus my question, - what about in the event of a recession and very low interest rates.
by richfool
November 8th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Election impact on investment strategy
Replies: 89
Views: 3420

Re: Election impact on investment strategy

TheMotorcycleBoy wrote:So in conclusion, I guess if we get JC and high interest rates + inflation, then for me, when this does actually happen....if at all, then I guess I should consider steering our savings in the direction of government bonds?

Matt

Yes, but which Government's (country's) bonds?

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