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by Charlottesquare
March 24th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Revoke Art 50 petition
Replies: 161
Views: 2117

Re: Revoke Art 50 petition

Just for info - the petition has now passed the 5 million mark. The rate at which it is increasing has decreased. My guess is that it will max out at under 10% of the population. Already over 10% of those registered to vote in 2016 ,which was 46.5 million No idea where it will finish but I think 8 ...
by Charlottesquare
March 24th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Who's signing the petition?
Replies: 139
Views: 2256

Re: Who's signing the petition?

5 million just reached
by Charlottesquare
March 22nd, 2019, 1:14 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: EU terms for an Article 50 extension
Replies: 24
Views: 567

Re: EU terms for an Article 50 extension

The European Council has published the terms of its proposal to Theresa May https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/38744/21-euco-art50-conclusions-en.pdf The European Council agrees to an extension until 22 May 2019, provided the withdrawal agreement is approved by the House of Commons next week. If...
by Charlottesquare
March 20th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Dividend warning
Replies: 27
Views: 1315

Re: Dividend warning

Many responses have focussed on the merits or otherwise of dividends and in a way it is a pity that the discussion has gone that way. In my view dividends are just a way of quantifying a value bias. The other three fundamental measures of a company; book value, revenue and profits are all very subj...
by Charlottesquare
March 18th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 634
Views: 11278

Re: Brexit all over?

Indeed for all those areas where we could devolve work to an European body, we will now have to have our own regulatory body to both define UK regulation and monitor EU regulations, and marry the 2 together. And while we currently have strong influence in EU technical decisions, we will have none. ...
by Charlottesquare
March 17th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 634
Views: 11278

Re: Brexit all over?

Indeed for all those areas where we could devolve work to an European body, we will now have to have our own regulatory body to both define UK regulation and monitor EU regulations, and marry the 2 together. And while we currently have strong influence in EU technical decisions, we will have none. ...
by Charlottesquare
March 17th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Should I top-slice any of our Marshalls holdings?
Replies: 28
Views: 613

Re: Should I top-slice any of our Marshalls holdings?

I also do some summarys, here is one done at the end of February: L=NAME||EPIC||BOOK||MRKT||% MRKT||P/L L=MARSHALLS ORD GBP0.25||MSLH||2028.95||2472.14||0.049||0.218 L=BURFORD CAPITAL LT ORD NPV||BUR||1991.17||2339.2||0.046||0.175 L=CENTRAL ASIA METAL ORD USD0.01||CAML||1005.47||1163.12||0.023||0.1...
by Charlottesquare
March 15th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Asset Allocations (Countries)
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Asset Allocations (Countries)

These are my spread of ITs (and I think of Berkshire like an IT that invests and operates its own range of business entities), with exception of Berkshire all UK listed but a fair few investment focused overseas or by particular sector (smaller companies/mining/property) . Aberdeen Asian Income Fund...
by Charlottesquare
March 15th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Management company accounts
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Management company accounts

Companies House might be worth looking at. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/ Now up here we do not really have these sorts of property ownership arrangements (Scotland) so I am well out of my comfort zone here, but I have read on accounting forums that sometimes receipts from leaseholders and expe...
by Charlottesquare
March 14th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 634
Views: 11278

Re: Brexit all over?

Was discussing the very same with neighbours recently... conclusion, "nobody to vote for" currently, as both front benches are staffed with and led by ignorant fools (or worse), while the handful of reasonable, sensible-sounding individuals who give the impression of inhabiting a similar ...
by Charlottesquare
March 14th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP investing as a yield trap
Replies: 127
Views: 4468

Re: HYP investing as a yield trap

That's certainly not been my experience - I'm with the other posters here who have experienced a really quite ' Zen-like ' approach once capital has moved from being in a relatively small number of single-company shares and into much more diversified collectives. But it is how you select the collec...
by Charlottesquare
March 14th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Reinstating a gas supply
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Reinstating a gas supply

We have a capped gas pipe in the house, as we've not used gas for 15 years. Now SGN want to replace the gas mains in the street, which involves threading plastic pipe through the existing one. They won't do this for a property not using gas, indeed they will cut off the pipe at the street end. I'm ...
by Charlottesquare
March 14th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP investing as a yield trap
Replies: 127
Views: 4468

Re: HYP investing as a yield trap

Whilst ITs reduce the RNS reading, in my experience they bring more into focus different macro economic forecasting issues That's certainly not been my experience - I'm with the other posters here who have experienced a really quite ' Zen-like ' approach once capital has moved from being in a relat...
by Charlottesquare
March 14th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Catastrophe Corner
Topic: Is this a warning?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Is this a warning?

It seems to be one of those situations where the FCA would be better not to be involved because to an unsophisticated punter/investor if something has their approval then all is well. I do not know why people should be protected against themselves. It is no more complicated than the old story 'If s...
by Charlottesquare
March 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP investing as a yield trap
Replies: 127
Views: 4468

Re: HYP investing as a yield trap

What do you think Investment Trusts put your money into? Why single company shares of course! No doubt including SSE and Vodafone Last time I looked I did not see SSE or Vodafone in the holdings of HFEL or Murray International. They will almost certainly be held by Temple Bar, Murray Income and Edi...
by Charlottesquare
March 6th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 634
Views: 11278

Re: Brexit all over?

Surely university fees were not a matter of national survival, nor even minor importance? Personally I suspect Clegg was lulled into accepting vastly increased fees on the basis that repaying the large loans required actually acted like a graduate tax, which would hit successful graduates, but not ...
by Charlottesquare
March 5th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 634
Views: 11278

Re: Brexit all over?

Or perhaps someone who was foolish enough to put country before party, at a time of need. - dspp Surely university fees were not a matter of national survival, nor even minor importance? Personally I suspect Clegg was lulled into accepting vastly increased fees on the basis that repaying the large ...
by Charlottesquare
March 5th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Jaguar
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Jaguar

Second Hand News, Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Don't Stop, Go your Own Way... Ah, but THIS one track trumps your five. It isn't off Rumours though, which would rather undermine the theme. You could always try "Tango in the Night" for Brexit inspiration, something like "Little Lies...
by Charlottesquare
March 4th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs) apologises for delays in housing project
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs) apologises for delays in housing project

Cannot comment on the particular project but would mention that it is not uncommon to lay the final road surface coat once construction activity involving heavy machinery has all finished on site, this prevents large trucks /diggers etc damaging a newly laid road surface. No idea re labour and mater...
by Charlottesquare
March 4th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Business Reality verses Project Fear
Replies: 223
Views: 7275

Re: Business Reality verses Project Fear

OK, so now we are saying anyone who voted leave is on a par with a criminal or an arsonist, lovely bunch you lot are! If you want a less criminal process to the analogies, two brothers each start with £1 million, brother 1 is sensible, frugal but through misfortune (his business partners cheat him)...

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