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by torata
November 15th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Election impact on investment strategy
Replies: 89
Views: 3365

Re: Election impact on investment strategy

. Regarding the prospect of extending the voting age down below 18, I have to say I recollect having little or no interest in, or knowledge of politics or the economic health of the country, when I was 16, 17, 18, 19, or 20. Agreed that's not to say that everyone of that age is the same, but I can'...
by torata
November 9th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: ITV (ITV)
Replies: 21
Views: 1448

Re: ITV (ITV)

ITV sells London Television Centre ITV has today exchanged contracts for the sale of the London Television Centre on the South Bank to Mitsubishi Estate London Limited in an all-cash transaction for £145.6m. Completion is expected to occur by the end of November https://www.investegate.co.uk/itv-pl...
by torata
November 6th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Signing in to Google accounts - mulitple users
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Signing in to Google accounts - mulitple users

letting people log in with their own google account and sharing the calendar/drive with them Thanks. I've tried this but there are two issues: 1/ Not everyone has a Google account of their own. 2/ The calendar in my 'joint' account doesn't actually contain anything of its own but is merely a gather...
by torata
October 29th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Passive Investing
Topic: X-trackers FTSE 100 Equal weight
Replies: 1
Views: 971

X-trackers FTSE 100 Equal weight

I wonder if any other Lemon Fools held this ETF (XFEW), which has now closed? And if so, where they are thinking of reinvesting? I haven't found any replacements so I may go for a FTSE all-share ETF. Background: XFEW sat with FTSE 100 and 250 in approx 1/3 weights each in the UK basket of my SIPP. (...
by torata
October 27th, 2019, 1:37 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Japanese exposure
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: Japanese exposure

You might want to check out Interactive Brokers as a way to buy Japanese stocks. I don't use them so can't say for sure. And it might not be worth it to open a brokerage account just for 2 stocks. https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=25371 Not sure how tax would be handled, but usual ta...
by torata
October 26th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Open office formatting
Replies: 12
Views: 1190

Re: Open office formatting

Just an idea, but could you keep your two columns as is, but put blank/see-through images on the document that correspond to where the flowers would be, and then use the text flow option so that the text flows around the blank images?

torata
by torata
October 25th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Passive Investing
Topic: Vanguard Lowers fees..again
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: Vanguard Lowers fees..again

hiriskpaul wrote:
One other thing Vanguard have done recently is create accumulating versions of all their ETFs.


That also is welcome news. Although I notice they aren't shown on the retail investor site for some reason.

torata
by torata
October 11th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: OLTB's HYP - topped up IG Group (IGG)
Replies: 12
Views: 1718

Re: OLTB's HYP - topped up IG Group (IGG)

Any comments gladly received. Cheers, OLTB. You have a system. It may not be perfect, and I'm sure that others could find fault with it. But you have a system. And what I'm finding more and more*, is that sticking with a decent system over the long term takes out the emotional response and starts t...
by torata
October 4th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Portfolio Management & Review
Topic: Doug 2500's Annual Portfolio review
Replies: 26
Views: 5284

Re: Doug 2500's Annual Portfolio review

Well the half year is up this weekend, and unless something miraculous happens tomorrow the review will be a car crash! It will not be a read for anyone with a weak stomach, It feels like pretty much anything which could go wrong has gone wrong. Hello Doug Possibly I've missed it, but you don't see...
by torata
October 4th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Graphic Art Tablet
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Graphic Art Tablet

Would you mind if I was really cheeky and asked if you have knowledge of running a graphic art pad on a smart TV please I doubt it would work directly due to the drivers required - if the smart TV supported a USB mouse I would expect you to be able to get some functionality - however I have used a ...
by torata
October 2nd, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Graphic Art Tablet
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Graphic Art Tablet

Hello AiY I'd suggest you go for a graphic art pad (Wacom is a well-known maker) that plugs into a computer USB. It takes a while to get used to, as eye is not looking at hand, but so many more advantages to buying a tablet. Pad is not tied to one specific piece of equipment; much more sensitive; sc...
by torata
September 29th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Adding text to a scanned document without usinga printer
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Adding text to a scanned document without usinga printer

(I have tried Foxit but made no progress.) Open up the pdf using foxit, then click on 'comment' tab. You can overlay text onto the pdf by clicking the typewriter or text box functions, then clicking on the pdf and bascically start typing. What Jonesa1 is describing is the same process, but adding h...
by torata
September 28th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Productivity PC Tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Productivity PC Tips?

I need a PC upgrade as improvements in my productivity (in my own business) are worth more than the annoyance I'm having with my current PC. Existing - Lenovo A540 AIO Intel Core i5-4258U CPU @ 2.4 Ghz, 8 Gb RAM, 1Tb HD, 23.8" touchscreen, windows 10 (bought March 20 - It is slowing up, grindi...
by torata
September 28th, 2019, 3:13 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Adding text to a scanned document without usinga printer
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Adding text to a scanned document without usinga printer

The way I would do it is to scan and save as pdf. Much better than jpeg for docs. Personally I use Irfan as my app for scanning, but I assume that the built in Windows software can also save as pdf Then I use Foxit as my pdf viewer. It allows you to write text onto a pdf which you can then save. I a...
by torata
September 28th, 2019, 2:48 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Value strategies - practical
Replies: 29
Views: 2942

Re: Value strategies - practical

I don't know of any UK listed ETFs other than the four you mentioned. Slightly off topic, but may be of interest to some: I invested equal amounts in both VVAL and VMOM, the Vanguard momentum factor ETF, in March 2016. The intention was to rebalance between the two, but the difference between them h...
by torata
September 27th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: SVS Securities bites the dust
Replies: 63
Views: 5862

Re: SVS Securities bites the dust

This was to an email address specific to SVS and addressed me by the exact SVS name. It is obvious that their customer list has been sold or leaked by perhaps a disgruntled employee. This is surely a serious data breach. Anyone else received similar? Yes. And similar to you, it's an email address s...
by torata
September 13th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: UK Sharedealing accounts for non-residents
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Re: UK Sharedealing accounts for non-residents

Thanks for your reply torata. The country I'm in at the moment (Thailand) has a double taxation agreement with the UK. And there is no tax on income earned from abroad, unless it is remitted in the year it is earned. This is the info. from the FAQs section of one broker who will open an account for...
by torata
September 13th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: UK Sharedealing accounts for non-residents
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Re: UK Sharedealing accounts for non-residents

As you'll quickly realize, I have no professional knowledge about this, but I think there are several pitfalls... - often the account opening conditions of these financial institutions means you are signing something that says you are resident in the UK, not just 'living' in the UK (for a couple of ...
by torata
September 11th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Degiro best/easiest option? Safety and other questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Degiro best/easiest option? Safety and other questions

I finally got around to applying for a Degiro UK account, only to get half way through the process and find you need a "primary address" located in a select group of countries. (Don't remember which ones, but mostly UK or EU). Anyway, Japan wasn't on the list and according to their suppor...
by torata
September 9th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: LLPC in Google Finance
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Re: LLPC in Google Finance

I have a Google spreadsheet which looks up prices for my portfolio. Does anyone know if there's a way of getting this to work? Scott. Use "import table" in another tab (to keep things clean) =IMPORTHTML(B1, "table", 1) Where B1 is the URL for your datasource, e.g. for me for NWD...

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