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by monabri
September 18th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: SSE (SSE)
Replies: 24
Views: 2574

Re: SSE (SSE)

£500m...that would cover 1 year of dividends at the new rate of 80p.
by monabri
September 17th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN
Replies: 28
Views: 737

Re: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN

According to "Market Watch" (MW) - (link below) - the total 'stock' being shorted is 0.23% on the US market which is where I assume Mr Eisman would be operating. I have no further details on how many companies comprise this 0.23% but the overall level is, I feel, negligible. https://www.ma...
by monabri
September 17th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BHP Group - Notice of 2020 Interim Dividend Dates
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: BHP Group - Notice of 2020 Interim Dividend Dates

XD = 5th March for LSE. (4th for JSE).
by monabri
September 16th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: BT Group (BT.A)
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: BT Group (BT.A)

BT.A up nearly 4% today! I hold and have topped up recently, but not as much as the CEO Philip Jansen, who bought 584,000 of the company shares, at an average price of 171.0p each today. https://www.hl.co.uk/shares/shares-search-results/b/bt-group-plc-ordinary-5p He's averaging down ;) 7th June 201...
by monabri
September 16th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Discretionary Trust >Investment Trusts.
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Discretionary Trust >Investment Trusts.

What you are looking for is a "basket" of investment trusts, a topic which has been discussed extensively on this forum and the previous Motley Fool incarnation. (e.g basket of 7, basket of 8 used by Luniversal). These consist of large ITs with long histories of reliable payouts, and shou...
by monabri
September 16th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN
Replies: 28
Views: 737

Re: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN

We might check the FCA database ( or, simpler, "Short Tracker") and see no visible shorting ( over 0,5%) on a company and conclude there is no issue..but does that only apply to the LSE? Could a hedge fund manager be actively shorting a multinational company on other markets?
by monabri
September 16th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Solid Gold toilet stolen....
Replies: 23
Views: 687

Re: Solid Gold toilet stolen....

If the Police were to find it, would they be flushed with success?
by monabri
September 16th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Discretionary Trust >Investment Trusts.
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Discretionary Trust >Investment Trusts.

With the long timescales involved, i'll put forward the consideration of simply buying something like Vanguard's World tracker ( VWRL) feeding the money in at £x thousand per year over the next y years. No need for any management fees. Over 20 years, the "advisors" are going to have a sign...
by monabri
September 15th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN
Replies: 28
Views: 737

Re: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN

Article from Nov 18. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-04/big-short-s-eisman-is-betting-against-two-u-k-banks-on-brexit He didn't state which banks but people jumped to conclusions ( see the article). ( apparently he is shorting Canadian banks as well). However, he can't short a compan...
by monabri
September 15th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN
Replies: 28
Views: 737

Re: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN

Where and when did the shorting start? Is there any data to support the rumours? HSBA : August 27th share price £5.81...September 13th, share price £6.30. There is no significant shorting of HSBA/ STAN on the UK FCA database (as reported by Short Tracker ). Could he be shorting on other exchanges..i...
by monabri
September 15th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: The future for Energy Stocks?
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: The future for Energy Stocks?

Merryn Somerset Webb has an interesting article in the FT this weekend. She had attended the FT Weekend Festival last weekend and a speaker was claiming that we would be better buying green shares. If we had bought the FTSE All World index excluding fossil fuels we would have outperformed the index...
by monabri
September 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Lowland (LWI) share price decline
Replies: 16
Views: 1838

Re: Lowland (LWI) share price decline

Browsing the Investment Trust Handbook 2019, I noted that "FundCalibre" assigned LWI an " Elite Fund" rating (12 funds were awarded this rating). (The Fund Calibre website is here https://www.fundcalibre.com/ ) In the IT handbook they state "While many screening systems that...
by monabri
September 15th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: IanTHughes HYP – Into Year Eight
Replies: 51
Views: 3098

Re: IanTHughes HYP – Into Year Eight

p.s. I'm not knocking the strategy - if one is confident via research that the "opportune high yield" is because of a temporary knock back in a company's fortunes - then fair enough.
by monabri
September 15th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: IanTHughes HYP – Into Year Eight
Replies: 51
Views: 3098

Re: IanTHughes HYP – Into Year Eight

I think a comparison of holdings between May 18 and Sep 19 would yield some light on the increase in income /unit. May 18 L=Company L=BHP BILLITON L=SOUTH32 LTD NPV (DI) L=BP L=ROYAL DUTCH SHELL 'B' L=BRITVIC L=TATE & LYLE L=IMPERIAL BRANDS L=SAINSBURY L=BROWN (N) GROUP L...
by monabri
September 13th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1156

Re: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives

The yields are very high..for a reason. :(
by monabri
September 13th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Discretionary Trust >Investment Trusts.
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Discretionary Trust >Investment Trusts.

The choice of where you put the fund for such a long time period might be worth considering. If the money is not to be touched for many a year, then - as a suggestion - you might wish to consider putting a proportion into "growth" biased ITs (such as Bankers/Witan/FCIT) or even a simple co...
by monabri
September 13th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Lowland (LWI) share price decline
Replies: 16
Views: 1838

Re: Lowland (LWI) share price decline

Lowland dividend history. L=Financial||Dividend||Dividend||Total dividend||Increase in divi L=year end||yield||cover||paid||v last year L=30/09/2018||3.60%||1.09||54.00||10.20% L=30/09/2017||3.30%||1||49.00||8.89% L=30/09/2016||3.40%||1.06||45.00||9.76% L=30/09/2015||3.20%||1.13||41.00||10.81% L=30/...
by monabri
September 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Galliford Try and Bovis homes merger
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Galliford Try and Bovis homes merger

I held GFRD but sold out for a small loss in June - partly influenced by the likes of Carillion & Interserve. There was always one excuse after another and - frankly - I lost trust in the management - documented here https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=128219#p128219 https://www.lemonfoo...
by monabri
September 12th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Selling Unilever?
Replies: 50
Views: 1629

Re: Selling Unilever?

As mentioned by other Lemons above, if one considers the Total Return for Unilever over the last 5 years versus FCIT, HFEL,WTAN, CTY, BA. & HFEL, it has outperformed all of them - the likes of BA., CTY & even HFEL by some margin. Of course, past performance etc. Hi monabri, How did you crea...
by monabri
September 12th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Iweb / Nationwide problems
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Iweb / Nationwide problems

I've experienced problems transferring funds into my iWeb account from the linked Nationwide account. I've made several calls to both iWeb and the Nationwide (and one totally useless call to VISA) in an attempt to resolve the problem. The Nationwide say the fault is with iWeb and IWeb reckon the fau...

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