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by Darka
February 20th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Company Share news (FTSE)
Topic: Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)

Hi maximan,

You might want to change the topic title to "Vodafone (VOD)" to be consistent with the other threads.

regards,
Darka
by Darka
February 15th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: AstraZeneca Full-Year and Q4 2018 Results
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: AstraZeneca Full-Year and Q4 2018 Results

I've been concerned about the dividend coverage/growth for a while now, so I've taken the recent rising price to sell about 2/3rds of my holding.

I'll be deciding over the weekend as to where to reinvest the proceeds but should easily get a better yield and dividend growth.
by Darka
February 15th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: FSCS Increase Limits (?)
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: FSCS Increase Limits (?)

Cash is already protected up to £85,000.

This is an increase in the protection for the "investment" itself from broker fraud, etc. from the current £50,000 limit to £85,000
by Darka
February 14th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: FSCS Increase Limits (?)
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: FSCS Increase Limits (?)

There was a consultation last year where they looked at increasing it to several levels, up to £1 Million, but they decided on £85,000. I believe the consultation ended at the end of 2018 and the changes are due to take place from April. https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/consultation-papers/cp18-1...
by Darka
February 13th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: IT's and Issue of Equity
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: IT's and Issue of Equity

ITs use the sale of new shares above NAV as part of their discount control mechanism. If the shares are at a discount, then they buy some back. Both actions work in favour of existing shareholders. I went to the BCI AGM yesterday and Julian Cane was asked this precise question. The last time that B...
by Darka
February 13th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: IT's and Issue of Equity
Replies: 6
Views: 390

IT's and Issue of Equity

I use Investigate to receive various notifications about the shares and IT's that I hold. I've noticed that there seem to be a large number of "Issues of Equity" from some of the IT's, which I'm confused about. I thought they couldn't issue new equity, and I assume dilute our own holdings ...
by Darka
February 13th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Company Share news (FTSE)
Topic: BHP Group (BHP)
Replies: 13
Views: 684

Re: BHP Group - Conventional petroleum update

The Gulf of Mexico always makes me nervous now :)
by Darka
February 8th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: RNS announcements posted on this board.
Replies: 27
Views: 1077

Re: RNS announcements posted on this board.

I think that's a shame, but can understand as those complaining simply seem unable to just ignore the posts they don't care about :roll: This used to be one of my favourite boards, but I intend to stop visiting it now as I can't be bothered with all the arguing that seems to go on anymore. I'll stic...
by Darka
February 7th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Tate & Lyle Trading Statement.
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Tate & Lyle Trading Statement.

Thanks Ian,

I used to hold but don't anymore.
However, just wanted to say thank you for posting these statements; I know lots of us do appreciate them even if some don't.

regards,
Darka
by Darka
January 31st, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BHP special dividend
Replies: 32
Views: 1560

Re: BHP special dividend

I record it as a special dividend in my spreadsheet rather than a dividend so that it doesn't distort my actual dividend income for the year, and can be totalled separately.
by Darka
January 10th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: EAT (European Assets Trust) cuts dividend due to NAV decline
Replies: 14
Views: 1389

Re: EAT (European Assets Trust) cuts dividend due to NAV decline

Ouch - I was going to look at EAT next week for a potential purchase, don't think I'll bother now...

how many other IT's pay the dividend from capital, presume they have to state this somewhere?

<edit>Found it, obviously it's on the aic website</edit>
by Darka
December 20th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Time to plough more in
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: Time to plough more in

I'm ignoring Brexit with regards to investing as no one knows what will happen or which way the market will respond, so have been investing monthly as per normal. I like all of your suggestions, including the OT one and topped up BATS myself this month. I've got a hopefully 30 year retirement ahead ...
by Darka
December 17th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: 2018 - How did we do?
Replies: 83
Views: 3602

Re: 2018 - How did we do?

It's a shame to see so much bickering on what could have been a very useful post/thread. I personally look forward to seeing how others have done as it helps me validate how I feel about the HYP strategy during good and more importantly during bad times. Likewise I look forward to seeing the end of ...
by Darka
December 6th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: So what are we buying today?
Replies: 54
Views: 3240

Re: So what are we buying today?

Topped up BATS today, would have bought more but fully invested.

No more funds to invest until later this month.
by Darka
November 7th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Marks & Spencer Half Yearly Report
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: Marks & Spencer Half Yearly Report

I sold a few years ago, after continuing disappointing figures, nothing seems to have changed and I'm not sure what they can do to recover.

I wouldn't hold, better options out there.
by Darka
November 7th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Interactive Investor scraps exit fees
Replies: 16
Views: 846

Re: Interactive Investor scraps exit fees

not that I'm planning on leaving, but that's great news.
by Darka
October 18th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch
Replies: 159
Views: 15751

Re: Smithson: new Fundsmith Investment Trust to launch

I just received my full allocation yesterday.
by Darka
October 11th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: My dividends per unit-TJH
Replies: 41
Views: 2104

Re: My dividends per unit-TJH

Unless you've subsequently edited the initial post (which I doubt), then I'm at a loss. AFAIK. The 1st table was correct but missed off the most recent value as of 05-Apr-18. The 2nd table was supposed to be the same as the first but with the 05-Apr-18 value added, however the rebasing went a bit w...
by Darka
October 9th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: My dividends per unit-TJH
Replies: 41
Views: 2104

Re: My dividends per unit-TJH

Hi Terry,

Now I understand, I was being a bit slow earlier - thanks for your help.

regards,
Darka
by Darka
October 9th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: My dividends per unit-TJH
Replies: 41
Views: 2104

Re: My dividends per unit-TJH

tjh290633 wrote:Hope that is clear.


I thought I was ok, but now am confused, in your second table (including 2018) the rebased RPI figures have changed, but the rebased dividends haven't :?

Regards,
Darka

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