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by MaraMan
April 23rd, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Income IT’s v HYP – 5 years on
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Income IT’s v HYP – 5 years on

Excellent analysis thank you for sharing. My experience 3 years after retiring early is similar in some ways. I took three different strategies with our 2 ISA's and 2 SIPPS ISA 1 - HYP shares ISA 2 - Income IT's SIPP - Small number of balanced Growth IT's and shares. Its early days to draw any concl...
by MaraMan
April 21st, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2860

Re: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?

I just wanted to thank Pref as he was originally responding to my question, which was very helpful to me and others. Things then seem to have got out of hand. It is a shame that a genuine effort to help someone has met with so much argument. Thanks again Pref and I understand your discomfort with wh...
by MaraMan
April 20th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Napoleon was Coronated
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Napoleon was Coronated

I had not heard of that word either, not that that means much. The glories of the English language are its breadth and fluidity. Anyway according to the OED coronated is a rarely used verb, at least so the attached maintains.

https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2009 ... oment.html

MM
by MaraMan
April 13th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: My favourite tech stock
Replies: 11
Views: 1811

Re: My favourite tech stock

Further to my previous post and maybe not of interest to anyone but myself here is some more on Bidstack Group: https://www.valuethemarkets.com/2019/04/12/we-aim-to-become-the-biggest-video-game-advertising-media-owner-in-the-world-bidstacks-ceo-james-draper-discusses-his-firms-once-in-a-lifetime-op...
by MaraMan
April 9th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Gold mining in S. Korea...
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Gold mining in S. Korea...

I too have a small holding in BMV and think it probably has legs. The SP does bump around a bit, as you would expect, but I think this is a good long term bet. Its going to be producing gold soon and needs relatively little CAPEX.

MM
by MaraMan
April 7th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Cult - She sells Sanctuary
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: The Cult - She sells Sanctuary

Well each to their own, I have seen U2 numerous times going back to the War tour in 1982 and have always found them to be fantastic live, as indeed have many others judging by the global success of their tours over the past 30+ years. I have never, ever heard any boo's. I guess though you can't plea...
by MaraMan
April 7th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Japanese bomb Ryugu
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Japanese bomb Ryugu

Very small world, my uncle was a Chief Petty Officer on the Formidable at that time too. He didn't talk about much either, I think he was badly affected by it and suffered bad nightmares (what we might PTSD these days I guess) and in fact became a pacificist after the war with CND etc.

MM
by MaraMan
April 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Japanese bomb Ryugu
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Japanese bomb Ryugu

I think you will find that times are a changin and they want to change the constitution in Japan.

https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/j ... 70258.html
by MaraMan
April 6th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Cult - She sells Sanctuary
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: The Cult - She sells Sanctuary

Yes a classic that I still listen to today. I remember when I first heard it. I was standing in the pouring rain at the Milton Keynes Bowl on 22nd June 1985 where the headliner that evening was U2 (Unforgetable Fire Tour I think), but during day (it rained all day) they played She Sells Sanctuary on...
by MaraMan
April 5th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Sky Sports Channels
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Sky Sports Channels

We stopped Sky a few months ago and now have BT (we have BT broadband and TV was given at no inc in cost). I also have Now TV for the football (Brighton supporter for my sins :roll: ) and the F1 (and Game of Thrones :D ). I worked it out and its much cheaper to buy week/month passes when I want to w...
by MaraMan
April 3rd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: My favourite tech stock
Replies: 11
Views: 1811

Re: My favourite tech stock

I don't really get too involved in small tech shares but my step-son who knows much more about it than I has recommended Bidstack (AIM Listed). It has done well for me but it is very early days for what seems to be an exciting growth area. http://www.bidstack.com/ . The latest RNS tells of a new adv...
by MaraMan
March 19th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Alliance Trust Annual Report
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Alliance Trust Annual Report

Thanks Dod, I am sure you are right. I just have a suspicious mind.
MM
by MaraMan
March 19th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Alliance Trust Annual Report
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Alliance Trust Annual Report

Thanks Dod and Raptor. Stupid question probably but does the OCR quoted on Fund of Funds type ITs include the original OCR on the individual fund, or is it just the WTW charge? I imagine WTW can charge lowish OCR as they aren't paying so much to a star fund manager. I am no great fan of WTW and thei...
by MaraMan
March 19th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Mid Wynd International.
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Mid Wynd International.

I too have them on my radar for April. They were mentioned recently in Investors Chronicle as one of two preferred Growth IT's.

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/fu ... -isa-2019/

MM
by MaraMan
March 18th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2860

Re: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?

Thanks PrefInvestor for a very comprehensive and interesting reply to my question. I am still interested in buying a modest amount of prefs, but definitely take heed of your warnings.

Thanks again, much appreciated.

MM
by MaraMan
March 16th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2860

Re: Stocks vs ITs & ETFs ?

Thanks for the post, very interesting. One thing my portfolios lack is preference shares and I am considering changing that but have no experience with them. You mention you have some favourites, could you expand on that?

MM
by MaraMan
March 15th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: One Savings Bank 1SBB
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: One Savings Bank 1SBB

Thanks for this info, I am interested in adding some PIBs but need to understand them a bit more. Would I be correct in thinking that if held outside an ISA then the yield would be a part of my tax free dividend allowance?

MM
by MaraMan
March 13th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Manx Telecom News
Replies: 23
Views: 740

Manx Telecom News

This hit the news today resulting a in a 15% rise over the pre-bid price. https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/uk/manx_telecom/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=781&newsid=1239677 I have had this in my HYP for a while now due to it's healthy 5.31% yield. It represents 4.2% of my HYP (thanks new HY...
by MaraMan
March 6th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Investing
Topic: Boring Premium Bonds
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Boring Premium Bonds

excuse me - 15,000 in 13 billion, or one in 866,667, if you don't mind :lol:
by MaraMan
March 6th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Investing
Topic: Boring Premium Bonds
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Boring Premium Bonds

I have just bought £5K more in premium bonds. I can only get about 1.5% interest on the money in a deposit account and until now my £10K in PB's has yielded £850 in winnings over the past 5 years, but that started at £1K with annual top ups and prize reinvestments. I can't therefore work out the ann...

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