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by Gengulphus
February 16th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SSE plc trading statement.
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: SSE plc trading statement.

I'll add to my last post that using depository interests does not disqualify a company from having a premium listing, as the LSE's page for TUI shows both that it uses depository interests and that it has a premium listing.

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by Gengulphus
February 14th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1971

Re: SLA share purchases

Anyway, since most modern firms reward their employees periodically with share offers (my current and last 2 employers have for me), don't these firms have to undertake regular buybacks in order to periodically recover surplus stock? A lot of them will buy the shares required in the market. That av...
by Gengulphus
February 14th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Party
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Party

Also he says that no one answered 0, which is wrong. Cinelli Erm, can anyone else parse that in what I wrote? My reply mentions explicitly the person who answered 0: That also tells us everyone but the spouse shook at least one hand, so the spouse must be the one with no handshakes. Looks to me lik...
by Gengulphus
February 13th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SLA share purchases
Replies: 60
Views: 1971

Re: SLA share purchases

Indeed but I said a special div was just an example and didn't intend to enter a discussion about which was the better method. Anything which benefits all shareholders equally must be preferable to the foul practice of buybacks which prefer certain shareholders only. And to add insult to injury, as...
by Gengulphus
February 12th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SSE plc trading statement.
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: SSE plc trading statement.

Regarding S32, it is not included in the FTSE100, despite being eligible in terms of capital value. It has an Australian domicile, which may be the reason. As I said, South32 has only got a standard listing, which makes that the obvious direct reason for it not being in any of the FTSE UK indices u...
by Gengulphus
February 10th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SSE plc trading statement.
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: SSE plc trading statement.

These include: a standalone demerger and listing on either the premium or the standard listing segment of the Official List; a sale; or an alternative transaction. Is there a list of companies that have a premium listing of which you know? I don't know of a full list of companies with premium listi...
by Gengulphus
February 10th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: 5 Years a HYPer!
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: 5 Years a HYPer!

Lessons Learned So over 5 years of investing in a HYP, what have I learnt? Here are a few lessons: • Don’t invest in the Support sector! I have had my fingers badly burnt in Capita and Carillion. • Stick to High market cap companies (Eg >£5000m). Most of my failures have been in FTSE 250 companies....
by Gengulphus
February 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: SSE plc trading statement.
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: SSE plc trading statement.

Well, if this is the plan they are sticking to then I think the wording of the announcement quoted in the OP is disingenuous, given the previous announcement was for a "post transaction" dividend. As there is now no transaction is on the horizon I think the management should be obliged to...
by Gengulphus
February 9th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Party
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Party

She cannot have shaken 8 hands, because then there's noone to have answered 0. I do not follow this argument as, while 8 shakes imply that the spouse shook 0 times, 0 shakes does not imply that the spouse shook 8 times. Both Cinelli and one other person may have shaken 0 times. There are nine peopl...
by Gengulphus
February 9th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BHP special dividend
Replies: 32
Views: 1558

Re: BHP special dividend

What's your view regarding the BHP special dividend? I think perhaps (A), do you agree? Are you asking which of my categories (A), (B) and (C) the BHP special dividend falls into? The answer is definitely (A), because it is a dividend paid without an accompanying consolidation. However, that is a m...
by Gengulphus
February 2nd, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BHP special dividend
Replies: 32
Views: 1558

Re: BHP special dividend

Capital for me since it made the company smaller. As when they spun off S32. AFAIUI, both are 'income' for UK tax purposes. HMRC tax purposes are not, though, the same as HYP record keeping purposes. The the latter we need avoid any attribution which might give a false picture, either for looking b...
by Gengulphus
January 29th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Moved boards
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Moved boards

One that I was thinking might be noticed sometime when things were tidied up, but seems not to have been this time: "Games, Puzzles and Riddles" apparently still doesn't qualify for "Interests - Culture, Leisure , Food and Nature", when it seems to me to be very much about a leis...
by Gengulphus
January 27th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Poe
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Poe

D,I,M,T=[1379] (odd) N=2 because I is odd c,k are carries c=[12] A. if c=1, u is odd 1. if T,D,M=[139] then I=5, U=7 thus T=5 which is same as I, so c=2 by contradiction 2. other T,D,M don't give a valid I. B. if c=2, u is even, U=[468] 1. if T,D,M=[379] then ... A rather quicker route through that...
by Gengulphus
January 24th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Poe
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Poe

Did someone say Poe? His corvidian subject spoke of the possibility of odd numbers featuring in: . QUOTH THE ----- RAVEN Possibly-partial spoiler... If there were no carry out of the middle column into the two columns to its left, QU would be identical to RA, so there is such a carry. Similarly, if...
by Gengulphus
January 19th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Phoenix Group
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Phoenix Group

The link also shows the automatic entry point for the ftse 100 is at 91 ... Not quite: it shows the automatic entry position as being between 90 and 91. Which (pedantically speaking) is of course ridiculous: a company cannot be at a position between 90 and 91, such as 90.5! But what it actually mea...
by Gengulphus
January 13th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: How and where to raise questions about moderation
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: How and where to raise questions about moderation

From time to time changes to the board structure (adding boards, merging boards, etc) come up here. IMHO whether a proposed change will increase or decrease moderator workload is highly relevant to discussing such changes, to the extent that if such general moderation issues cannot be discussed, the...
by Gengulphus
January 2nd, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Circle
Replies: 30
Views: 987

Re: Circle

You both seem to be on the same page there, but my gut says it kind-of feels like arguing to prove an axiom. The axiom of choice would seem appropriate here ;) I'm not certain why you think that - the Axiom of Choice is only needed for arguments involving making an infinite number of arbitrary choi...
by Gengulphus
January 2nd, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Labels. The potential for creating disagreement
Replies: 74
Views: 1984

Re: Labels. The potential for creating disagreement

Last time I questioned this it played out the same way 'We all follow a very clear strategy - but seeking to define it is invalid/off-topic/taboo'. The following would be closer: " Each of us follows a clear strategy. They are different strategies for different ones of us, but they are all wit...
by Gengulphus
January 2nd, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Circle
Replies: 30
Views: 987

Re: Circle

I've checked your logic, and I think it's fine, although I think your bracketed subclause in para 6 establishing r2 as an upper bound for S needs refinement. I think the correct argument for this is that if s in S > r2, then U = union of Ts and Vr2 and is hence countable, i.e. simply repeating the ...
by Gengulphus
January 1st, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Labels. The potential for creating disagreement
Replies: 74
Views: 1984

Re: Labels. The potential for creating disagreement

There aren't any guidelines, no 'set of 4-5 core rules, or tenets'. There's nothing by which a reader could sift their own HYP top-20/30 from the FTSE-350. No one posts such periodic sift-lists, like they used to do in years gone by, when we'd bicker whether say numbers 19-21 relatively merited bei...

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