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by Howard
May 20th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2294
Views: 70125

Re: Musk endeavours

German car sales has nothing to do with Tesla or electric to my mind. People are moving to SUVs/4x4 and small cars both areas where the German brands don’t do very well because there SUVs are expensive compared to the French and Asia brands and there small car offerings are also expensive and not t...
by Howard
May 20th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: National Grid Finals
Replies: 40
Views: 1542

Re: National Grid Finals

JoyofBrex8889 wrote:I dumped my NG last month. Proceeds are now safely offshore in SE Asia. There is no way Marxists are going to rob me of a penny while I draw breath.


I guess one wouldn't call the Chinese Marxists? :D

regards

Howard

(Apologies for going further off topic).
by Howard
May 19th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Le creuset
Replies: 21
Views: 762

Re: Le creuset

Many years ago we bought a Le Creuset non-stick frying pan. After frying a couple of steaks within two or three weeks the non-stick began to come off in the middle of the pan. I took it back to the department store where we bought it and they referred it to their in-house Le Creuset sales person. To...
by Howard
May 18th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2294
Views: 70125

Re: Musk endeavours

mmmm ....... things are not going so well in the dino-juice land of legacy ICE burning platforms, BMW .. battles to reverse falling margins. BMW is struggling alongside many other carmakers with a downturn in demand and record spending after years of growth. After a profit warning last year, the wo...
by Howard
May 18th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2294
Views: 70125

Re: Musk endeavours

Thanks DSPP. I know the 3 series BMW is a surprisingly long car which is why I wouldn't consider one. It is the width which is more a problem though, but as you say it is quite close. As for £35k , yes I know they promised $35k but I automatically translated that from $s to the same number of £s si...
by Howard
May 18th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Chateau cock-up
Replies: 43
Views: 656

Re: Chateau cock-up

This thread touches on one of the main reasons for investing. Why do it, if one can’t enjoy the results? And we all have our individual ways of spending our hard earned gains. Why not spend some returns investing in fine wine and enjoying a few bottles on the way? The fun element of having purchased...
by Howard
May 18th, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2294
Views: 70125

Re: Musk endeavours

The interesting thing to me is that Tesla model 3 sales are not collapsing. They are selling cars into all the European markets that they are currently in although at volumes that are lower than the initial surge. .................. It is clear that all the short sellers on Seeking Alpha are lookin...
by Howard
May 17th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2294
Views: 70125

Re: Musk endeavours

We are nearly half way through Q2 and indications are that Tesla sales are not encouraging. Will sales volumes be be any higher than Q1? The “Invasion of Europe” has slowed dramatically especially in Norway. Maybe the Model 3 will achieve some sales in the UK? But its selling price isn’t very compe...
by Howard
May 17th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Chateau cock-up
Replies: 43
Views: 656

Re: Chateau cock-up

I don't feel sorry for the restaurant at all. The mark up on wines in UK restaurants is absolutely shocking and these prices are still way above retail - the idea that the Lalande 2001 is worth £260 is a joke, because the restaurant probably only paid £60 for it on-trade. It's about time something ...
by Howard
May 17th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Advice on connecting an air conditioner
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Advice on connecting an air conditioner

I know you've mentioned earlier links to the main components that you eventually had installed, but for completeness are you please able to repeat those links, both for the external and internal units? Cheers, Itsallaguess I don't know which supplier my installer used, but the advert below shows th...
by Howard
May 17th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How should a Leaver who does not want no deal vote next week?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: How should a Leaver who does not want no deal vote next week?

I think your “friend” has to carefully analyse the situation we are in, and assess whether there is really a possibility for a “no deal” situation. If the UK leaves the EU precipitately thinking it is leaving with “no deal” then, ironically for our society to carry on, our government is going to hav...
by Howard
May 17th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Advice on connecting an air conditioner
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Advice on connecting an air conditioner

Just out of interest Howard, have you got a link to show us which internal units you're planning to use? Also, as well as the above, are you able to itemise your quotes for each bit of kit, and also installation costs? I only ask because this type of air-conditioning installation has piqued my inte...
by Howard
May 16th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2294
Views: 70125

Re: Musk endeavours

Another senior executive leaves Tesla. Is it significant that his role was to promote the company? It can't have been easy. Promoting a so-called growth stock that isn't growing must be a bit disheartening. And his stock options aren't looking too promising. regards Howard https://seekingalpha.com/n...
by Howard
May 15th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Compass Group Interims
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Compass Group Interims

With a yield of less than 2.25% this is hardly an HYP stalwart https://www.dividenddata.co.uk/dividend-yield.py?epic=CPG Agreed. I put this here as I know some of our gang hold the stock. Quite right and it may once have been an HYP selection, but not for over a decade in my view. Mind you, if one ...
by Howard
May 14th, 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2294
Views: 70125

Re: Musk endeavours

We are nearly half way through Q2 and indications are that Tesla sales are not encouraging. Will sales volumes be be any higher than Q1? The “Invasion of Europe” has slowed dramatically especially in Norway. Maybe the Model 3 will achieve some sales in the UK? But its selling price isn’t very compet...
by Howard
May 11th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Whether HYP (as defined in the guidelines) works
Replies: 151
Views: 2970

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

The HYP strategy has a clear aim - to allow normal people with no investment background to pick up a very simple strategy that allows them, generally and over time, to see good income-returns with very little effort. And there, in one clear sentence, is made evident the problem with HYP: it is prom...
by Howard
May 7th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Two years with a plug-in hybrid
Replies: 35
Views: 1961

Re: Two years with a plug-in hybrid

Just updating this thread, for anyone considering a plug-in hybrid. Having achieved a measured 71 mpg over two years of leasing a BMW 330e as a second car I’m now in a position to comment on the fuel consumption of its replacement: a VW Golf 1.4 TSI auto. (see earlier posts for the modest amount of ...
by Howard
May 5th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: another BTL vs shares dilemma
Replies: 35
Views: 1227

Re: another BTL vs shares dilemma

But to be fair, your selective quote misses out the following paragraph where I commented that in 2014 the experts were saying that the strong returns in the USA up to 2014 suggested that the US market had peaked. But to be fair, that's because it wasn't relevant to my point. Sorry, I'm not sure wh...
by Howard
May 5th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: another BTL vs shares dilemma
Replies: 35
Views: 1227

Re: another BTL vs shares dilemma

I haven't a clue whether houses or shares will go up over the next three years. But over the last five years, like many others commenting on Lemon Fool my widely diversified and neglected share/unit trust/IT portfolio has appreciated by over 50% (and over 20% in three years). I like Manchester a lo...
by Howard
May 3rd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Musk endeavours
Replies: 2294
Views: 70125

Re: Musk endeavours

What is the point of making money if you don't enjoy the benefits of it. John An interesting question which I suspect reveals a lot about an individual's psychology and experiences. Having spent quite a lot of my younger years fairly skint I view my wealth as a form of security against poverty. I'm...

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