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by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: how to get an upgrade
Replies: 35
Views: 777

Re: how to get an upgrade

When I travelled on business I was expected to work more or less on arrival and was given a Business Class ticket. I was a very regular flier at one time and often got upgraded to First (before the days of beds, but it did give me peace and space). Nowadays if I am flying to the Far East on my own a...
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 582
Views: 9866

Re: Brexit all over?

redsturgeon wrote:I've voted n the last hour.

Now over 900,000.

Should be a million by 3pm.

John


Now over 970,000 at 2.25 pm I expect you will be correct.

Dod
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Revoke Art 50 petition vs privacy
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Revoke Art 50 petition vs privacy

I understand your point but that is probably the only way to ensure that the number of petitioners is in any way genuine.

Dod
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 582
Views: 9866

Re: Brexit all over?

I think a General Election may be the only way out, or another Referendum. The trouble with another GE is that it may just throw up the same candidates again but I would hope not. Cometh the hourt and all that. I agree with all the recent posts, and May has to be the most inept person ever to have b...
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 582
Views: 9866

Re: Brexit all over?

Just tried it and it is working fine. I think it is a bit busy.

Dod
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 582
Views: 9866

Re: Brexit all over?

I think that she was turning up the heat on the MPs to back her deal or face deselection at constituency level, to answer BobbyD. Listening to her speech I do not think anything else could be taken from it. The real fun will start if the EU asks for more 'clarification' today as to the reasons for a...
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: how to get an upgrade
Replies: 35
Views: 777

Re: how to get an upgrade

Very interesting Lootman. I am afraid that these days when I am paying my own way, I am unlikely to see those cabins except on my way to my Premium Economy seat (or whatever the particular airline calls it) These are OK. Travelling First or Business rather spoils one for anything else.

Dod
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 1:38 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Hire car breakdown
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Hire car breakdown

Yes

Dod
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 1:34 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 582
Views: 9866

Re: Brexit all over?

I have no idea what BobbyD is saying but TM does not seem to understand that she is not the elected president. She is first amongst equals in her party and her party cannot command a majority in Parliament. Fundamentally that seems to be her problem. Personally would have sent a flunky to Brussels a...
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: how to get an upgrade
Replies: 35
Views: 777

Re: how to get an upgrade

BA's pricing and long haul Business class product is consistently beaten by other carriers, but I still have a regard for old school BA. BA introduced a new Club World seat earlier this week. It is called "Club Suite", perhaps because it has a door. It will debut on their new A350-1000's....
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Schiehallion Fund
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Schiehallion Fund

[quote="scotia]The mountain has a conical shape - so was used to (indirectly) measure the Gravitational Constant by measuring the deviation from the vertical of a big plumb bob, caused by the attraction of the mountain (in 1776).[/quote] Strangely enough I discovered this last Friday evening at...
by Dod101
March 21st, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Schiehallion Fund
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Schiehallion Fund

scotia wrote:In small print in the Issue Statistics - "The minimum subscription per investor is US$5 million."


Oh dear, that puts me off this offering then.

Dod
by Dod101
March 20th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Schiehallion Fund
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Schiehallion Fund

Non retail investors, you are right, although I cannot find a minimum subscription. Not really relevant for these Boards by the sound of it.

Dod
by Dod101
March 20th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Schiehallion Fund
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Schiehallion Fund

Pronounced 'Shehallion' simple really. Nice mountain in central Scotland.

Not of much interest to me because I am looking for income primarily. I expect though Baillie Gifford will do a decent job with this new fund but it make some time to show through.

Dod
by Dod101
March 20th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Kier Half Year Results to 31 December 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Kier Half Year Results to 31 December 2018

Personally I would not touch Kier, or any other contractor for that matter, but I am sure some will hold it.

Dod
by Dod101
March 20th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Defined Benefit Transfer Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Defined Benefit Transfer Questions

From what the OP is saying, not only has his cash out benefit increased significantly but so also has the benefits in the DB scheme he is giving up, if that is the Trustees are having to use RPI when they had expected to be using CPI. As one who has never had a DB pension, I think the benefits of on...
by Dod101
March 20th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: SLA

Whereas you where trying to be helpful - which is to be applauded - another poster was not : "This was reported on another SLA thread yesterday." No reference or link is given here, so rather than being helpful this person was just trying to make you feel small. I assume 'twas me that Arb...
by Dod101
March 20th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: SLA

kenko92 wrote:News this morning that SLA has won it's dispute with Lloyds over management of assets.
Should be good for share price.


My friend you are a day late. This was reported on another SLA thread yesterday.

Dod
by Dod101
March 20th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Pickering time: new holding?
Replies: 44
Views: 1212

Re: Pickering time: new holding?

It does not matter in the least what pyad did or did not say. Anybody constructing or maintaining a HYP must hold the number of shares he feels comfortable with. Around the 20 mark is about right for me. Arb clearly feels a lot more is required and that is fine too, but I take my 20 and watch them c...
by Dod101
March 20th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Kier Half Year Results to 31 December 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Kier Half Year Results to 31 December 2018

No one seems to have reported these yet but can be found here:

https://www.kier.co.uk/media/3676/kier- ... _final.pdf

I have no interest in this company and they may be as expected.

Dod

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