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by monabri
July 18th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Tobacco shares
Replies: 61
Views: 3775

Re: Tobacco shares

Has smoking suddenly got popular? I see BATS (+5.5%) and IMPs (+2.5%) are both "up" today after weeks in the doldrums.
by monabri
July 18th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: 100% Disk - So Slow
Replies: 2
Views: 58

100% Disk - So Slow

[Windows 10 vers 1903 - 64 bit OS - Dell Laptop 4GB memory - i5 Processor (but laptop is 10 years old] The computer runs very slowly (unusable) and task manager indicates that the disc is running at a constant 100%. I have tried (1) switching off "Windows Update" (using "Win button&q...
by monabri
July 17th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Backup software
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Backup software

Suppose my hard disc crashes , could I replace it, use the backup and then proceed as though nothing had happened? At the moment, I back up files to a USB stick and some files sent to cloud storage. My worry would be the pallaver involved in re-installing Windows 10 and stuff like Excel (I have &quo...
by monabri
July 17th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Finger licking
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Finger licking

I agree with BnC, the handling of food, such as bread, should be with tongs or using gloves. Where I go shooting at the weekend ( clay pigeon) there is a greasy spoon "caff" where one can buy a bacon sarnie ...complete with finger inserts/dents in the soft bread. :| Thankfully, I'm a veget...
by monabri
July 17th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: This evening's news
Replies: 34
Views: 862

Re: This evening's news

Number 71...don't come in, your time's not up! There was a report on the BBC news concerning a chap who had a heart transplant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Brum. He was "number 71". His mum commented that they said it might give him another 6 months... 25 years later he's getting rea...
by monabri
July 17th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: AG Barr

There was an article in the Investors Chron today by Phil Oakley. It was titled "What to do about profit warnings". AG BARR were one of the companies discussed. https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/comment/2019/07/17/what-to-do-about-profit-warnings/ Mr Oakley discusses a conventional meth...
by monabri
July 17th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: AG Barr

Alas I bought them. Before reading everybody's comments this morning. I originally set a limit order at 624 before market open. This wasn't filled. I bought later on at 641. Perhaps I'm a mug? The fundamentals are still very good, and IRN-BRU is a very well known brand. They now comprise about 1.66...
by monabri
July 16th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: AG Barr
Replies: 34
Views: 630

Re: AG Barr

"BAG"....4th biggest holding in Lindsell Train Investment Trust (LTI). Nick Train obviously likes them. https://www.hl.co.uk/shares/shares-search-results/l/lindsell-train-investment-trust-ord-75p ROCE a respectable 19% (18% three years ago so 'stable') Very little debt Sugar tax ...effect ...
by monabri
July 16th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Micro Focus International Interims.
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Micro Focus International Interims.

Note today's notification of Kevin Loosemore's ( Exec Chairman) sale of £11.5 million of shares (650,000 shares ). And down another 5% on the day, now down nearly 25% since the interims. With what looks like a changing dividend pattern, specials and share consolidations I am struggling to take a vi...
by monabri
July 15th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Other Investing
Topic: Buy2Let Cars 11% returns
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: Buy2Let Cars 11% returns

11% returns? That's all you need to know. Definitely not for me!
by monabri
July 15th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Scottish Mortgage to Polar Capital Tech Trust
Replies: 20
Views: 2952

Re: Scottish Mortgage to Polar Capital Tech Trust

Audited results for Year to 30th April for Polar Capital Technology Trust (PCT) . Results look pretty good ("strong") triggering a performance fee. https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/PCT/14148483.html and https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exc...
by monabri
July 15th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Tumble dryer broken
Replies: 27
Views: 693

Re: Tumble dryer broken

Itsallaguess My model number seems to be 37544 and I think the instructions on the first of your links is what I will need to do. Removing the front panel makes sense to me and will give access to the belt. Fair amount of dismantling though but I think you have cracked it for me. Thank you. Now jus...
by monabri
July 15th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Tumble dryer broken
Replies: 27
Views: 693

Re: Tumble dryer broken

Belts are readily available for less than a tenner..typically £6 to £8 free post included. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R1.TR10.TRC0.A0.H0.Xtumble+dryer+be.TRS0&_nkw=tumble+dryer+belt&_sacat=0 Plenty of "how to" on YouTube (example) ht...
by monabri
July 15th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Micro Focus International Interims.
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Micro Focus International Interims.

Note today's notification of Kevin Loosemore's ( Exec Chairman) sale of £11.5 million of shares (650,000 shares ).
by monabri
July 15th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Micro Focus International (MCRO)
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Micro Focus International (MCRO)

Sale of 650,000 shares by PDMR..a modest £11.5m

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exc ... 48550.html
by monabri
July 15th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: FIRE starts in two weeks
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: FIRE starts in two weeks

We've just saved you 5%.... not bad for a mornings work...breakfast calls! :lol:
by monabri
July 14th, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Phoenix Group Holdings PLC
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Phoenix Group Holdings PLC

... (*) I would have posted on the Company Share News board but there is no listing for PHNX. You could be the first. Open a new topic over there and follow the instructions: If you add a thread can you follow the convention and in the title have "company name" + "TIDM". If a th...
by monabri
July 14th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Phoenix Group Holdings PLC (PHNX)
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Phoenix Group Holdings PLC (PHNX)

Snippet I came across (*) https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mar ... ulled.html "The Mail on Sunday understands that London-listed rival Phoenix expressed an interest in purchasing ReAssure several months ago, in a move that would have created an £8 billion giant. City sources said Phoenix, wh...
by monabri
July 14th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Phoenix Group Holdings PLC
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Phoenix Group Holdings PLC

Snippet I came across (*) https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-7244507/Rivals-eye-life-insurer-ReAssure-planned-3bn-float-pulled.html "The Mail on Sunday understands that London-listed rival Phoenix expressed an interest in purchasing ReAssure several months ago, in a move that w...

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