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by Gengulphus
September 18th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Sale of SSE Energy Services agreed
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Sale of SSE Energy Services agreed

An RNS was released last Friday that I think significantly affects how the political risk of SSE should be assessed, and so should IMHO be brought to this board's attention. I've posted about it in the SSE thread on the Share News board (following idpickering's example for an RNS reporting an earlie...
by Gengulphus
September 18th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: SSE (SSE)
Replies: 24
Views: 2574

Re: SSE (SSE)

SSE statement on discussions relating to possible sale of SSE Energy Services As it said in its Preliminary Results Statement in May, and reiterated in its Q1 Trading Statement in July, SSE is actively progressing a number of options for the future of SSE Energy Services, having determined that its...
by Gengulphus
September 16th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN
Replies: 28
Views: 737

Re: Eisman shorts HSBC and STAN

Following the collapse of Carillion someone suggested adding shorting in some form or other to their list of selection criteria when adding a new share or topping up. I thought of this today as have been thinking of topping up HSBC but read in today's paper that Steve Eisman of Big Short fame has s...
by Gengulphus
September 16th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Anonymous donations?
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Anonymous donations?

You can sort members by their TLF name within a letter. ... Thank you - an option I missed. When I clicked through the donation feature it invited me to pay by PayPal. That service does not require you to use your real name. The recipient will see the email address that you registered with PayPal b...
by Gengulphus
September 15th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Anonymous donations?
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Anonymous donations?

I notice that the list of people who have recently donated to TLF (near the top of many pages, including the home page ) currently includes "Anonymous". But the page on which one can make a donation doesn't have an option to make one's donation anonymous. And there isn't a registered user ...
by Gengulphus
September 14th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Selling Unilever?
Replies: 50
Views: 1630

Re: Selling Unilever?

Why not just sell 2% every year if you want the income? Hey presto, a 5% income yield and I suspect the total return would still outperform a few of the usual suspects with ‘natural’ 5% yields. Perfectly reasonable answer - if your holding is big enough for selling 2% of it to be a cost-effective s...
by Gengulphus
September 13th, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Selling Unilever?
Replies: 50
Views: 1630

Re: Selling Unilever?

Why not just sell 2% every year if you want the income? Hey presto, a 5% income yield and I suspect the total return would still outperform a few of the usual suspects with ‘natural’ 5% yields. Perfectly reasonable answer - if your holding is big enough for selling 2% of it to be a cost-effective s...
by Gengulphus
September 13th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Halifax cheap day
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Halifax cheap day

[quoting Halifax] "If you have a share dealing account you can trade online for £3.95 dealing commission per trade in our monthly offer period. - For UK stocks trade online between 12:15pm and 2:15pm. - For international stocks trade online between 8am and 9pm." September's cheap dealing ...
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Selling Unilever?
Replies: 50
Views: 1630

Re: Selling Unilever?

Dod101 wrote:... I topped it [Unilever] when it reached £50 a share.

Sorry, could you clarify, please? Do you mean that you topped it up or that you top-sliced it? I find myself able to read it roughly equally easily in both ways, and they mean very different things!

Gengulphus
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Selling Unilever?
Replies: 50
Views: 1630

Re: Selling Unilever?

I've been thinking of selling Unilever (3% yield) and moving the money to an IT, possibly City Of London (4.3% yield) or maybe Henderson Far East Income Ltd (5.8% yield) which would not only give me a higher income but also more diversification. Another share I could do the same with is BAE systems...
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Share buybacks: a beautiful thing
Replies: 96
Views: 3358

Re: Share buybacks: a beautiful thing

Yes, it's not amazing at all. What is really amazing is the very frequent expression of amazement by many small investors at the fact that share prices often don't move the way they expect. Even those following markets for years still don't get it - that short term price movements are almost all ra...
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Adding
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Adding

Replying to my own observation, googling "Fibonacci 89" tells us it's a well-known result. Yes, indeed - I try not to post research problems to this board, or at least to warn people upfront that the problem doesn't have a known answer if I do post one! Some of the answers I've seen from ...
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Adding
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Adding

What is the smallest positive integer with the property that when the digit 1 is appended to both ends, the new number is 99 times the original? I've noticed an uncorrected arithmetic mistake in my spoiler - the sentence: ... So the L=2 remainder is the remainder of 12*10-9 = 111 when divided by 89...
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Share buybacks: a beautiful thing
Replies: 96
Views: 3358

Re: Share buybacks: a beautiful thing

I was amazed to see all the bank shares shoot up this a.m. after yesterday's figures re the additional PPI claims. I will never understand the stock market. Not all that amazing, I think, provided one understands that the market hates uncertainty. The numbers of additional PPI claims are large and ...
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Adding
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Adding

Incidentally, the first few digits of the answer 11235... are the start of the well-known Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, ... That doesn't continue, as the next digit is 9 and the next number in the Fibonacci sequence is 8 - except that if I take the next two numbers 8, 13 of the Fibonacci sequenc...
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Galliford Try final results
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Galliford Try final results

These are out today. In view of the fact that discussions of them and of yesterday's announcement of the deal with Bovis Homes are likely to be closely linked with each other, I have posted the details in that thread , and would suggest that any replies to this post are posted there rather than here...
by Gengulphus
September 11th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Galliford Try and Bovis homes merger
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Galliford Try and Bovis homes merger, and Galliford Try final results

The full-year results are out: https://www.investegate.co.uk/galliford-try-plc--gfrd-/rns/final-results/201909110700028897L/ The headline figures don't look very good to me: " L=Financial||2019||2018 L=Revenue (including share of joint ventures)||£2,863m||£3,132m L=Group revenue1||£2,71...
by Gengulphus
September 10th, 2019, 4:38 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

Worth noting that Galliford Try's full-year results are due out tomorrow. So I think I'll delay assessing this corporate action properly until then - but I do notice that the segmental breakdown in last year's report has Linden Homes and Partnerships & Regeneration contributing 42% of Galliford ...
by Gengulphus
September 9th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Folder is full
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Folder is full

You can probably create an extra folder and move messages from the full folder into it. To create the folder, click on the "Rules, folders & settings" item in the left-hand column when looking at the folder concerned and the resulting page has an "Add folder:" option among ot...
by Gengulphus
September 9th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Adding
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Adding

What is the smallest positive integer with the property that when the digit 1 is appended to both ends, the new number is 99 times the original? Spoiler... I.e. find the smallest integer N such that 10^(L+1) + 10N + 1 = 99N, where L is the length of N written in decimal. That implies that 10^(L+1) ...

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