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by richfool
July 22nd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspends Trading
Replies: 134
Views: 9154

Re: Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspends Trading

The best thing Woodford could do (now) is to sell all his illiquids and half his ordinary stocks, and keep most of that as cash ready to meet redemptions when he re-opens the fund and put any balance into a couple of global and UK ETF's which are easily saleable. ;)
by richfool
July 20th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Sold out of NGrid
Replies: 22
Views: 1793

Re: Sold out of NGrid

I'm still standing by my holding of National Grid, partly because I'm down about 19%, partly because I like what it does, and its US exposure and of course its dividend, but also because I don't think Corbin would get in or successfully get his hands on it. So I think its still undervalued.
by richfool
July 19th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Buy/Sell/Hold
Replies: 25
Views: 2843

Re: Buy/Sell/Hold

by richfool
July 18th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: I went to the fancy dress party dressed as a bread crumb
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: I went to the fancy dress party dressed as a bread crumb

AsleepInYorkshire wrote:The birds were all over me

AiY :shock:

Crumbs! You could have been toast.
by richfool
July 18th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: IT - NAV - Discounts & Premiums
Replies: 6
Views: 763

IT - NAV - Discounts & Premiums

I noticed that posters/investors often make reference to either not buying a particular Investment trust because its premium is too high, or to selling one with a high premium and buying an alternative which is trading at a discount. The subject has cropped up recently with both technology trusts an...
by richfool
July 18th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How to stop my computer moving or deleting my text
Replies: 25
Views: 507

Re: How to stop my computer moving or deleting my text

I use a remote wireless mouse in conjunction with my laptop, on a mouse mat.
by richfool
July 18th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 130
Views: 2537

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

(After the commons vote), maybe Boris will call a general election, if only to rid the party and parliament of all the "obstructers and thwarters (replaced with Brexit party MP's). Or maybe the conservatives might then be approached by Nigel to form a coalition. :?
by richfool
July 17th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK)
Replies: 24
Views: 2393

Re: GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK)

I haven't heard anything from my investment manager yet (X-O).
by richfool
July 17th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?
Replies: 130
Views: 2537

Re: Boris Johnson PM - how it's going?

Brexit: Lords back attempt to stop next prime minister suspending parliament to force through no-deal Peers back plan that would force ministers to make series of statements in parliament in run-up to EU exit deadline The House of Lords has backed a plan to stop the next prime minister suspending p...
by richfool
July 17th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: M&G Blocks Withdrawals from One of its Major Property Funds
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: M&G Blocks Withdrawals from One of its Major Property Funds

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-7249971/M-G-blocks-withdrawals-one-major-property-funds-reminiscent-Neil-Woodford.html M&G blocks withdrawals from one of its major property funds - in a move reminiscent of Neil Woodford M&G said it needs to sell properties to raise enoug...
by richfool
July 17th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio
Replies: 60
Views: 6237

Re: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio

I hold Shires IT amongst my UK trusts, which holds 25% in fixed interest. With the downward pressure on interest rates and bond yields, should I see that fixed interest element as an increased risk or a defensive component? (I am pondering whether to sell Shires).
by richfool
July 17th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 88
Views: 1976

Re: The Brexit Party

Ursula von der Leyen has been voted in with a 52% share. Nigel Farage has tweeted about it "Power but no legitimacy". I couldn't agree more. What kind of stupidity would it be to make an important far-reaching decision on just 52% of a vote??? Surely a re-run is in order until a more deci...
by richfool
July 16th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 88
Views: 1976

Re: The Brexit Party

Ursula von der Leyen has been voted in with a 52% share. Nigel Farage has tweeted about it "Power but no legitimacy". I couldn't agree more. What kind of stupidity would it be to make an important far-reaching decision on just 52% of a vote??? Surely a re-run is in order until a more deci...
by richfool
July 16th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 88
Views: 1976

Re: The Brexit Party

...And for those who wish to remain in the EU, Ursula's appointment will likely move the EU more towards federalism and an EU Army.
by richfool
July 16th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 88
Views: 1976

Re: The Brexit Party

Ursula von der Leyen has been voted in with a 52% share. Nigel Farage has tweeted about it "Power but no legitimacy". I couldn't agree more. What kind of stupidity would it be to make an important far-reaching decision on just 52% of a vote??? Surely a re-run is in order until a more deci...
by richfool
July 16th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: Regional REIT.
Replies: 109
Views: 23119

Re: Regional REIT.

Well the funds have been taken from my ISA today (16th July), to cover the cost of the shares I requested, though no shares are yet showing on my account. The question I will need to ponder is, at 12.3% in property REITs, am I now overweight property? Also, to what extent is sentiment on commercial ...
by richfool
July 15th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: It's Still Brexit
Replies: 96
Views: 1803

Re: It's Still Brexit

So once we have left the EU we will be able to have square wheels, or even triangular ones, and still call them wheels then. :D
by richfool
July 15th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: It's Still Brexit
Replies: 96
Views: 1803

Re: It's Still Brexit

It does generally seem to have gone into reverse in the past few years! Liberal elitist enlightenment, it's time we left, there was nothing wrong with the dark ages, we could invent our own wheels and everything. Why should our wheels be round just because some unelected bureaucrat in Brussels says...
by richfool
July 15th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: How do I find out if my house survey was ok?
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: How do I find out if my house survey was ok?

A way you might be able to confirm that all is OK, is to ask your selling agent (if you are using one), if has heard from the buyer that all is OK. Often the selling agent can "elicit" from the buyer whether there were any issues. Thanks Richfool, A good idea, I will leave it to the end o...
by richfool
July 15th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: How do I find out if my house survey was ok?
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: How do I find out if my house survey was ok?

So it is not shared unless they are trying to get a cheaper price? Fair enough, In that case, How long do you think we would need to wait to understand if anything has come up from it? Obviously I am sure it will be different each time but does anyone with more experience know generally when it is ...

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