Search found 217 matches

by Darka
June 14th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

Itsallaguess wrote:Absolutely - I was actually beginning to think that you'd not made it back from your race!

Cheers,
Itsallaguess


The race isn't until next weekend, this was just a long training run :D

Sadly was too tired/busy this week to sort out my reply earlier and needed some time to work on the plan.
by Darka
June 14th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

Whether foregoing 25% tax free withdrawals re future growth will concern you will depend upon your plans and income profile in retirement Thanks Charlottesquare, My concerns mainly lie in that I believe the 25% tax free will be withdrawn at some point, or curtailed in some way by a future governmen...
by Darka
June 14th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

For what it's worth I did extract my full 25% from my fairly modest SIPP as soon as I could.- Julian Thanks Julian, I've been thinking the same and the reasons you point out are convincing. As you mention however, there might be something we're missing - although I'm not sure what with regards to n...
by Darka
June 14th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

Firstly, thank you for those who commented and have described your plans as it has helped me firm up some idea's I had for my own plan. My wife is older than me and was very ill a couple of years ago (she's ok now thankfully) which really focused my mind on what I needed to achieve. Life is short an...
by Darka
June 8th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

Thanks everyone for an interesting thread, I'll catch up with it tomorrow and explain my plans - which are very similar to some of those above. Can't tonight as busy planning for a running adventure I have planned for early in the morning; looking after your health should always be part of retiremen...
by Darka
June 7th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: AstraZeneca: Where Has All the Cash Gone?
Replies: 37
Views: 2457

Re: AstraZeneca: Where Has All the Cash Gone?

Thanks PinkDalek,

I was going to link to my other post, but didn't get time to do it and then forgot.

regards,
Darka
by Darka
June 7th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

77ss wrote:I feel that BLND is a long term dog.


I'm thinking the same thing and may dispose of them soon.
by Darka
June 7th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

Have you been through the exercise of trying to define for each of your single company shares the price at which you would unload them? (Or yield if you prefer) tuk020 Only for AZN at the moment, but it's something I'll probably do for the rest of the HYP at some point - although I don't intend sel...
by Darka
June 7th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

amazed at the similarities: Just goes to show how great minds think alike ;) Seriously though, quite a few of us seem to be moving towards IT's as we get older, nothing wrong with the HYP of course but I like an insurance policy and believe that IT's are the way to go now. I do wonder about BLND (B...
by Darka
June 7th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Re: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

I think the approach is useful but more and more I have viewed it as very subjective as there are a lot of variables re the income required. Very true, there are a lot of variables and one can never be 100% confident. I'm in a similar position of my wife having a DB pension, not huge but important ...
by Darka
June 7th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN
Replies: 33
Views: 1908

Darka's Income Portfolio and AZN

As I get older, I've been aiming to reduce the complexity of my investments, somewhat in preparation for retirement (not quite there) but also to aid my wife should something happen to me. She has very little interest in investments and wouldn't be able to cope with both what ever happend to me, and...
by Darka
June 7th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: AstraZeneca: Where Has All the Cash Gone?
Replies: 37
Views: 2457

Re: AstraZeneca: Where Has All the Cash Gone?

I sold 2/3 of my AZN a few months ago, will be offloading the rest of them today. I've been concerned about the cash flow for a while (and with GSK), and I suspect a dividend rebase will happen within the next 2 years. I've made a good return on AZN, but not it's time to move the money to something ...
by Darka
May 15th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Whether HYP (as defined in the guidelines) works
Replies: 179
Views: 4790

Re: Whether HYP (as defined in the guidelines) works

IanTHughes wrote:What argument are you talking about? After a lengthy discussion it appears that Alaric and I are in complete agreement. As an income strategy, the HYP Strategy is a compete winner!
Ian


I do appreciate your sense of humour though :)
by Darka
May 15th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Whether HYP (as defined in the guidelines) works
Replies: 179
Views: 4790

Re: Whether HYP (as defined in the guidelines) works

This has sadly turned into one of the most pathetic threads I've seen on the Lemon Fool, I thought that things were bad at times on the Motely Fool, but this takes it to another level.... This could have been a useful thread with a meaningful discussion, but why bother with that when you can just ha...
by Darka
May 13th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: HYPTUSS Modification
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: HYPTUSS Modification

With that said, you've raised the prospect of us perhaps trying something that I've wondered about for a few years now - this feels like the sort of minor VB tweak that might lend itself to being delivered via a little ' coding tutorial ', where a post could be made here with clear instructions as ...
by Darka
May 13th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: HYPTUSS Modification
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: HYPTUSS Modification

I think there is a significant difference between n/a and zero. --kiloran I agree with you, however for the purpose of my own copy it makes more sense to me that I can use the top up/rating information, to do so previously meant having to manually type a zero in everytime I did an update, and somet...
by Darka
May 13th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Centrica 13%
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: Centrica 13%

Personally, I've moving more towards a IT approach (off topic I know) however I shall be keeping my HYP.

What I will be doing however, is getting rid of any shares that I would not be happy holding forever, CNA and UU have already gone - PNN might go too but I will probably keep NG.

regards,
Darka
by Darka
May 13th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: HYPTUSS Modification
Replies: 9
Views: 347

HYPTUSS Modification

For quite a while now, one of my investment trusts (Smithson, SSON) has returned "n/a" for the following entries, so when this is added to the Portfolio page it causes problems with the ranking, etc. ' latestyield ' forecastyield ' latestcover ' forecastcover ' latestPE ' forecastPE So, I'...
by Darka
May 8th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Imperial Brands Half Yearly Report
Replies: 103
Views: 4562

Re: Imperial Brands Half Yearly Report

I suspect today's fall is related to this: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/05/08/investors-fear-vaping-has-run-puff-us-sales-slow-imperial/ "A slowdown in vape sales in the key US market spooked investors in cigarette maker Imperial Brands, despite surging profits. " I'm not a su...
by Darka
April 9th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Interactive increases monthly charge
Replies: 46
Views: 2413

Re: Interactive increases monthly charge

"O’Neill said a calculator would soon be added to Interactive’s website to enable investors to work out which of the three plans would suit them best. Customers would also receive a letter telling them which plan was most cost-effective based on their trading history." So, we'll hear about...

Go to advanced search