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by BobGe
June 12th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: HSDL cheap dealing day
Replies: 19
Views: 2189

Re: HSDL cheap dealing day

■Our next commission countdown offer is on Wednesday 19th June. Trade UK stocks online between 12:15pm - 2:15pm and international stocks online between 8am and 9pm to take part (TradePlans are excluded from the offer).
by BobGe
June 11th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: RAVP
Replies: 69
Views: 2019

Re: RAVP

I am not on Twitter, some time back I did email him but only had the email address attached to the site. Ultimately he has done a lot for a lot of people and I just hope he is OK and in good health. It did not seem in character for the site to just close down with nothing said. If you check Mark's ...
by BobGe
June 11th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: JP Morgan Elect Plc. Income or Growth? Poll.
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: JP Morgan Elect Plc. Income or Growth? Poll.

Perhaps if I've missed "the point" it's because you haven't explained it, and re-parroting the question (which I did take time to read, thanks), doesn't do so, so I don't think I'll bother, thanks. mc2, Well I am not sure what is difficult to understand about making a choice of one of two...
by BobGe
June 10th, 2019, 1:55 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: JP Morgan Elect Plc. Income or Growth? Poll.
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: JP Morgan Elect Plc. Income or Growth? Poll.

Well neither is the option I'm choosing 'cos you haven't explained the circumstances of the purchaser, nor the purpose of the purchase (you might start with TR or income), nor why the choice is between these, despite the similarity in names, totally different vehicles; a global (well, half non-UK) ...
by BobGe
June 6th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: JP Morgan Elect Plc. Income or Growth? Poll.
Replies: 7
Views: 822

JP Morgan Elect Plc. Income or Growth? Poll.

Ignoring your own circumstances, looking forward at macro level for the next 5 years, assuming everything else is equal, with £20k which you must invest now, which would you opt for? (50/50 is not an option!, nor is 'neither'.) Managed growth - https://www.theaic.co.uk/companydata/A1FF7 Managed Inco...
by BobGe
May 30th, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: JKX - wah gwaan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: JKX - wah gwaan?

Wryly so. Any view as to how things might progress?
by BobGe
May 29th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: JKX - wah gwaan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

JKX - wah gwaan?

London main market listed JKX https://www.jkx.co.uk/ has been living through some interesting times recently. Operating in Ukraine and Russia the old guard at JKX spent quite a lot of time and money trying to block voting from their major shareholder Eclairs as they feared there was a concert party ...
by BobGe
May 22nd, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: HSDL cheap dealing day
Replies: 19
Views: 2189

Re: HSDL cheap dealing day

■Our next commission countdown offer is on Thursday 23rd May. Trade UK stocks online between 12:15pm - 2:15pm and international stocks online between 8am and 9pm to take part
by BobGe
May 22nd, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Gilts and Bonds
Topic: Balfour Beatty 10.75% Cum Convertible Preference (BBYB)
Replies: 38
Views: 3235

Re: Balfour Beatty 10.75% Cum Convertible Preference (BBYB)

Finally managed to talk to someone at iWeb, BBYB had been marked as 'Withdrawn'. This is "because it is convertible and so classed [by us] as a complex instrument, we don't want to increase our holding at this time". Suggesting that even if it were possible to get classed as experienced -...
by BobGe
May 17th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: BT upgrade to fibre options
Replies: 18
Views: 479

Re: BT upgrade to fibre options

Today I got a phone call from BT saying that my standard copper broadband contract is ending and I should upgrade to fibre. I said I was happy to continue with what I've got but was told that only two options were available - Superfast Fibre Essential 30Mb or superfast fibre 50Mb. // The upgrade to...
by BobGe
May 16th, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Anyone good with music systems out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Anyone good with music systems out there?

If it repeats for a roughly similar period every five minutes or so (i.e. with some degree of regularity) it is likely an external cause. Check for something with a thermostat (or other switching device). It can just be grubby contacts or often when an electromechanical t/stat is coming to the point...
by BobGe
May 16th, 2019, 1:42 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: HSDL again
Replies: 55
Views: 3859

Re: HSDL again

Please don't. It may encourage them to mess with things and when they (on-line brokers in general) do that it usually makes things worse, in some cases much worse. :(

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
by BobGe
May 9th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: ITV (ITV)
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: ITV (ITV)

Britbox: A bit like public libraries, it's a good idea it (i.e. the content) should be available. But unless it's for peanuts (or funded by the licence fee) I'm not sure I can see why many would want to subscribe long term. Investment wise (ITV) I can see it could end up as more of a burden than a l...
by BobGe
May 9th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: How Do I Invest
Topic: Dazzled by Jargon
Replies: 33
Views: 1050

Re: Dazzled by Jargon

For clarity, as of present, I believe this is correct: HSDL 'monthly cheap dealing' is £3.95/trade, manually executed, quantity or value defined, (not for intended for fractional purchases AFAIAA, not sure about sales), 12:15-14.15p.m., a 2hr period, for UK shares and all day (typically 0800hrs-2100...
by BobGe
May 8th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Digitallook on the move
Replies: 34
Views: 3240

Re: Digitallook on the move

Just to mention DL Portfolios seem to be in 'let's duplicate your entries' mode again and leaving data entries on various pages out of synch, along with nonsense totals.
by BobGe
May 7th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: How Do I Invest
Topic: New to the game
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: New to the game

Quite so, do that and spend the rest of your time enjoying yourself. You can worry when you have lots more to invest later in life.
by BobGe
May 6th, 2019, 2:20 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Help with PC Specs
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Help with PC Specs

I don't want to spend money for the sake of it, but I have the budget available to buy a decent machine if needed. I do not live in the UK, but I can spend the equivalent of around £1k or bit more if necessary, just for the 'box' (I already have decent monitors). For the money that I am looking at,...
by BobGe
May 3rd, 2019, 2:27 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: "Source of wealth information" requested
Replies: 62
Views: 2527

Re: "Source of wealth information" requested

Today, my wife and I both received letters from Barclays Smart Investor requesting proof of our "sources of wealth". Considering that I've been investing with Barclays Stockbrokers since 1995... Are we unique in being targeted like this? Rhys Simple answer, no. Only surprise might be that...
by BobGe
April 4th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: HSDL cheap dealing day
Replies: 19
Views: 2189

Re: HSDL cheap dealing day

muckshifter wrote:Presumably my son in law gets emails giving him the details of cheap dealing days, or are they announced on the website?

Only on the HSDL website nowadays. They removed the email inform arrangement, hence the topic here.
by BobGe
April 3rd, 2019, 1:44 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: FDP - 1st Derivatives
Replies: 22
Views: 2832

Re: FDP - 1st Derivatives

Quite amazing timing with last years 'negative reports' immediately preceding the start of the October rout. It's difficult to know which resulted in the greater concern. After some months in the doldrums the s/p is on the rise and again it's difficult to know how much of this is due to long positio...

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