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by BusyBumbleBee
September 19th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Dividends vs Growth and Tax
Replies: 27
Views: 520

Re: Dividends vs Growth and Tax

This isn't entirely a 'high rate' persons problem. ... unless I am missing something which I would be only too pleased to hear about. The gap between the basic UK pension and the start of the tax band isn't huge. A bit of downsizing could generate a lump large enough that the dividend income genera...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 19th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Core Blimey! Three enCores
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: Core Blimey! Three enCores

There were around 3000 shareholders on the three registers, but there were quite a number (maybe 10%) which were held in nominee accounts, so If any shareholders cannot access because they have not received a letter with login details, just PM me and I will provide a copy. As usual you and Robin ke...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 19th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Dividends vs Growth and Tax
Replies: 27
Views: 520

Re: Dividends vs Growth and Tax

Perhaps because most investors don't let the tax tail wag the dog ;)
by BusyBumbleBee
September 19th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Dividends vs Growth and Tax
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Dividends vs Growth and Tax

Perhaps because most investors don't let the tax tail wag the dog ;)
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by BusyBumbleBee
September 18th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives

PrefInvestor wrote:Well I have a limit order set to buy some more at 101.5 if it ever gets there... ATB ... Pref

If it doesn't get there tomorrow you will have missed the boat I hope - but as someone ;) said "I can offer no guarantees obviously."
by BusyBumbleBee
September 17th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Starting Tips For Building a Portfolio
Replies: 33
Views: 3854

Re: Starting Tips For Building a Portfolio

I have put some comments against some of these I would like to buy a selection (undecided exactly which) of these: Albion Development VCT PLC Albion Enterprise VCT PLC Albion Technology & General VCT Albion VCT PLC British Smaller Companies VCT Chrysalis VCT PLC {-- these can only be bought seco...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 17th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Albion Technology & General Vct Plc
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Albion Technology & General Vct Plc

at 10.50 A.M today this RNS was published Albion Technology & General VCT PLC (the "Company") announces that it purchased 285,000 ordinary shares at 72.72 pence per share on 16 September 2019. The shares purchased represent 0.25% of the total number of voting rights in the Company befo...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 17th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives

SWEF...... Well I have a limit order set to buy some more at 101.5 if it ever gets there... ATB ... Pref Bit the bullet myself yesterday and bought £10,000 worth (hate paying the extra £1 if you go over £10K) at 102 in one of my wife's portfolios. Thanks for pointing SWEF out to me. with kind regar...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 17th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Private Equity Investments
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Private Equity Investments

I am looking at investing in a private equity fund Have you looked at VCTs? There is a very good board on here https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=25 with knowledgeable investors. There are advantages to investing in these (large tax advantages) but there are some potential downsides - but ...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 16th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Starting Tips For Building a Portfolio
Replies: 33
Views: 3854

Re: Starting Tips For Building a Portfolio

barchid wrote: am I chucking cash away by dealing direct ?
Yes ;)
by BusyBumbleBee
September 16th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Albion Technology & General Vct Plc
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Albion Technology & General Vct Plc

Albion Income & Growth VCT PLC announced very good interims today see https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/albion-technology-gene-AATG/share-news/Albion-Tech-Gen-VCT-Albion-Technology-General-Vc/80735192 Chairman said : I am pleased to report that the results for Albion Technology & Gene...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 15th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives

I am currently thinking of topping up my SWEF (a similar sort of investment) as they are a bit bigger (~£420M), no stamp duty and so slightly higher yield (but nothing much in it really). ... I currently hold NCYF, RECI, SWEF, SEQI & SHRS. All of which have done OK, sort of 5-10% total return o...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 14th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Chrysalis Name Confusion?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Chrysalis Name Confusion?

Looking at what they have done so far I would be happy to accept shares in MERI in exchange for my CYS shares. But any dividends you receive and any capital gains you make would be taxable. MERI is not a VCT. So TRUE but what I said was: Looking forward - CYS, Chrysalis VCT is in wind down mode rea...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 14th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives

Yup - I like a bit of exotic excitement, Pref. But I do a lot of research before committing and I am certainly not encouraging others to invest. Posting here is more to stimulate discussion than anything else. And who knows - someone may add some other ideas into the pot. As usual I have put some co...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 14th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Chrysalis Name Confusion?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Chrysalis Name Confusion?

Interesting, Scotia. I take it you hold Chrysalis VCT and what a good name it is with the aim of picturing Butterflies and beautiful Moths hatching after a period of incubation. The company web site shows this ABOUT MERIAN CHRYSALIS INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED Private companies that exhibit long-term...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 13th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives

monabri wrote:The yields are very high..for a reason. :(
What reason?
by BusyBumbleBee
September 13th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives

SQN have been pretty hopeless, their top asset lending company went bankrupt and they bought it out (or something like that). They have had problems with other lendings as well. The discount to NAV reflects these problems (share price has fallen from 117 to 82) and the NAV seems to be slowly reduci...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 13th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Over the Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: Over the Edge

I see that two of the directors NOT re-elected at the AGM have subsequently been re-appointed. ... Explanation / attempted justification… https://www.investegate.co.uk/edge-performance-vct/edgh/corporate-update/201909131158173074M/ Another dark day for VCT investor relations? No - it is a very, ver...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Buying Opportunities or Falling Knives

Always on the lookout for shares to buy I have come across these unloved stocks. AEW UK Reit (AEWU) - Yield 8.55% Global Ports (GPH) - Yield 13.9% Gore Street Energy Storage GSF - Yield 7.49% New River REIT (NRR) - Yield 11.09% Regional Reit (RGL) - Yield 7.83% SQN Asset Finance (SQN and SQNX) - Yie...
by BusyBumbleBee
September 12th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Bump in the road
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Bump in the road

Is this an Investment Strategy? Akin with derailed?

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