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by richfool
June 26th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A strategy for Remain to win
Replies: 84
Views: 1443

Re: A strategy for Remain to win

But surely, if the majority of English voters would prefer to be out of the EU and would accept Scotland leaving the UK as a price, and the majority of Scots would prefer to be part of the EU and would accept leaving the UK as the price it is a perfectly reasonable outcome. Sure it may not be what ...
by richfool
June 26th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio
Replies: 55
Views: 4458

Re: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio

My broker confirms that I can trade TIP5.L (though I note their trading screen doesn't recognise that ticker, - I may have to email them if & when I decide to purchase). So that looks the best option. You probably want TP05 which is the GBP quoted version, otherwise may be hit with xrate fees. ...
by richfool
June 26th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39798

Re: Brexit all over?

Not convinced he is, if the UK crashes out of the EU with No Deal then right now sentiment in Scotland seems to be that it will vote to leave the UK. Now if that event takes place maybe the mood up here by then will have changed, a week is a long time in politics, but I would certainly not dismiss ...
by richfool
June 26th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39798

Re: Brexit all over?

Not convinced he is, if the UK crashes out of the EU with No Deal then right now sentiment in Scotland seems to be that it will vote to leave the UK. Now if that event takes place maybe the mood up here by then will have changed, a week is a long time in politics, but I would certainly not dismiss ...
by richfool
June 26th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio
Replies: 55
Views: 4458

Re: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio

My broker confirms that I can trade TIP5.L (though I note their trading screen doesn't recognise that ticker, - I may have to email them if & when I decide to purchase). So that looks the best option. You probably want TP05 which is the GBP quoted version, otherwise may be hit with xrate fees. ...
by richfool
June 26th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39798

Re: Brexit all over?

Let’s step back and take an overview of the EU. Germany is in decline, France is ungovernable, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland are deep in debt that they will never be able to repay. It is amazing that the whole thing has held together for so long! We should get out now before the whole ...
by richfool
June 25th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39798

Re: Brexit all over?

XFool wrote:Brexit: Survival of UK in doubt, Gordon Brown warns

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48756810

In my opinion, more scare mongering nonsense.

(Wasn't he the chap who sold our gold and told the markets first that he as going to do so!)
by richfool
June 25th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Buy/Sell/Hold
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

Re: Buy/Sell/Hold

Now certainly doesn't seem to me to be the time to think about selling. Agreed. I have a holding of physical that was amassed in 2002-04 and no plans to sell. Earlier this year, it seemed to me that it might be a good idea to put more money into PM investments while gold was still below £1,000/ounc...
by richfool
June 25th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 96
Views: 2263

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

Boris has now outlined his Brexit strategy in full, which 100% guarantees a 31st October exit, and essentially proposes to use Boris's special magic to get the EU to give in to what we want. Boils down to "Let's all be jolly optimistic". Meanwhile, Jeremy Hunt is offering a similar approa...
by richfool
June 25th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: ASEI - Aberdeen Standard Equity Income
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: ASEI - Aberdeen Standard Equity Income

ASEI is the worst performer in my SIPP. Currently down about 14% ignoring dividends, mostly in the last month or so. Not sure why, is there something bad under the bonnet here? Down about 5% including dividends as have held for about 2 years. Not a disaster, just expected better. Paid nearly £5 a s...
by richfool
June 24th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: ETFS Physical Gold (PHGP)
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: ETFS Physical Gold (PHGP)

Held this one for a while and nearing the profit point, I wanted some Gold exposure and thought that PHGP was one of the best. It's backed with Gold so should be safe as any ETC out there, Gold and Silver have had a VG run this last couple of months so fingers crossed for more of the same. Anyone e...
by richfool
June 24th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 96
Views: 2263

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

I'd be surprised if the row with Carrie Symonds is doing much damage to Johnson. I'm no fan of his (although I see him as useful in thwarting Brexit) but even I can't get very excited about it all. He had a row, the neighbours decided to call the police (which they are entitled to) but there is abs...
by richfool
June 24th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: Regional REIT.
Replies: 94
Views: 21253

Re: Regional REIT.

I see Regional REIT has launched a share issue to raise £50m to take advantage of new property investment opportunities. Regional REIT launched a share issue to raise £50m to take advantage of new property investment opportunities. New shares in the company would be issued at 106.5p each, representi...
by richfool
June 24th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio
Replies: 55
Views: 4458

Re: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio

HL offer both so there’s no fundamental issue for U.K. holders. Perhaps you can ask your broker? ITPS (which I also hold) is as you say longer dated TIPS. From memory I think the average duration is around 8 years. Still a good option but this will have a bit more sensitivity to interest rates (in ...
by richfool
June 22nd, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP Buying For End of Oct
Replies: 22
Views: 1768

Re: HYP Buying For End of Oct

Forget October, it's all unknowable. There's a dearth of facts and even our leaders seem not to, or pretend not to, understand, the processes and consequences of Brexit. My short to medium plan is to buy JPGI when either the current massive bull run ends, Brexit demonstratively results in the horro...
by richfool
June 22nd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 35
Views: 442

Re: The Brexit Party

In retrospect it is a poor joke. Of course no one yet knows what the Brexit Party's position on anything will be other than a desire to risk the ruin of the country's economy for ludicrous idealogical reasons. I think it is bizarre to associate with a party when you don't know what it stands for. D...
by richfool
June 22nd, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 35
Views: 442

Re: The Brexit Party

The names not too good. They need to push their countrywide reach by adding "National" to their name, in the middle. DM Glad you finally told us what you think about us, DM. That's brave. Just when you thought it couldn't get any lower ... In retrospect it is a poor joke. Of course no one...
by richfool
June 21st, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: What have I done?
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: What have I done?

For convenience/quick access I usually go through the HL website, for the relevant trust, and then click on either the fact sheet or the Latest Report & Accounts options, (lower down on the right hand side of the HL page). For example: https://www.hl.co.uk/shares/shares-search-results/h/henderso...
by richfool
June 21st, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio
Replies: 55
Views: 4458

Re: How to increase defensiveness of IT portfolio

IBT5. US inflation linked bonds sub 5 years. Basically inflation proof cash in the world’s reserve currency. Thanks for the suggestion. In the event I decided to leave bonds alone, as I didn't understand them well enough and they are much too high. I will just rely on the exposure I get through som...
by richfool
June 20th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Dear Conservatives - please start running the country
Replies: 26
Views: 620

Re: Dear Conservatives - please start running the country

So you've given up on the leaflet now, after 'claiming' that it clearly defined the terms of Brexit. Just another throw away comment proven to be false. Don't know what you are going on about a £100+ million leaflet, when it actually cost £9m, although I appreciate that Brexiteers have problem with...

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