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by torata
April 22nd, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Degiro best/easiest option? Safety and other questions
Replies: 5
Views: 241

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

I'd heard SVS XO mentioned as the only 3rd option, but also heard they were the most awkward to open accounts with, and the ease of opening a Degiro account was a big selling point. I'll investigate though. I did it when over in London as it seemed easiest. Didn't need to have notarized copies. The...
by torata
April 18th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Degiro best/easiest option? Safety and other questions
Replies: 5
Views: 241

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

Three points from me: - SVS XO is UK online broker dealing in FTSE350, AIM and most ETF that are GBP denomitated (plus some others), and they are open to expats. Typical hoops to jump through. https://accounts.svsxo.com/account-summary - " Have lots of savings in the UK in things like ISAs that...
by torata
April 16th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: SVS Securities - "technical" problem
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: SVS Securities - "technical" problem

Today is the first trading day of the new tax year and I decided to bed and ISA some shares in my SVS account just prior to them going XD. I tried to buy shares in my ISA'ed account to match the ones in my non ISA'ed account. I planned on selling the non isa'ed share later today. The buy trade did ...
by torata
April 11th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Stock Filter
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Stock Filter

Breelander wrote:TBH I'm amazed the DL portfolio is still functional, but while it is I'll continue to use it. When it dies... well... I do have the FT, even if it is less convenient to use.


It looks like it may finally have died... getting a 502 Bad Gateway on the finance.digitallook.com link

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by torata
April 10th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: NewRiver REIT plc (NRR) - Dividend Declaration
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: NewRiver REIT plc (NRR) - Dividend Declaration

I looked very carefully at it and came to the conclusion the sell off in retail property had been misjudged in this case. These guys have poundland/b&m/aldi/lidl/coop convenience in their retail parks. No department stores. No mid range fashion. They are also a pubco (some relationships with Ma...
by torata
April 7th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Asset Allocation + Strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 4254

Re: Asset Allocation + Strategy

<SNIP> The historical distribution yield is currently 2.11%, so I would lose 15% of that if it was listed in London instead (0.32%). <SNIP> I hold some US listed ETFs outside my SIPP. The advantage of US listed ETFs outside a SIPP is that the withholding tax can be used as a tax credit to reduce th...
by torata
April 6th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: £40K in Premium Bonds!
Replies: 86
Views: 3160

Re: £40K in Premium Bonds!

Here's a small test to help understand how risk-averse a person is: I have a coin. It's a fair coin, and the chances of it landing either heads or tails are exactly 50:50. I will give you £1,000 if it lands heads, but if it lands tails, you will give me £1,000. No deal? OK... Oh no! It's not one of...
by torata
March 31st, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Cash vs Bonds as reserve
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Cash vs Bonds as reserve

Speaking from personal experience, the advantage of keeping in cash is that mentally it's much easier to commit that cash to a share purchase. Having some money in bonds to realease as cash is a 2-step mental process. I put approx 4% of my SIPP portfolio into ERNS several years ago (it had been in c...
by torata
March 29th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 - Your phone app
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Windows 10 - Your phone app

That reminds me... Not Windows or Android related, but a shocking example of how much monitoring of data takes place. I live outside the UK and one day sent an SMS to a friend in the local language to arrange to meet. My phone was playing up, so I mentioned this in the SMS to warn them in case they ...
by torata
March 28th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: HYP Practical Board - Company News items allowed
Replies: 34
Views: 927

Re: HYP Practical Board - Company News items allowed

I'm going to float this, because I too am rather confused as to why people are posting certain things. My understanding of why the new board (and sub-boards) were set up was because people were simply posting links and text that were updates or news from companies. It seemed to me that often there ...
by torata
March 28th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: HYP Practical Board - Company News items allowed
Replies: 34
Views: 927

Re: HYP Practical Board - Company News items allowed

I'm going to float this, because I too am rather confused as to why people are posting certain things. My understanding of why the new board (and sub-boards) were set up was because people were simply posting links and text that were updates or news from companies. It seemed to me that often there w...
by torata
March 27th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: thoughts on the 'Dividends' tab
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: thoughts on the 'Dividends' tab

Thanks for the quick responses, Kiloran and IAAG It works (initially), although it seems quite 'fragile' when using '='sign to replicate the cells (in order to keep text>column away from downloaded data). I had to make sure that the cells being used for those operations had all formatting stripped, ...
by torata
March 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: thoughts on the 'Dividends' tab
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: thoughts on the 'Dividends' tab

Would it be better to separate the 'Currency Code' from the 'Amount' column ? As a database chap, this overloading of two separate semantic items in a single field seems slightly anomalous anyway... Andy We'll certainly consider your ideas, Andy. The 3-letter currency codes are just formatting/disp...
by torata
March 14th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP investing as a yield trap
Replies: 127
Views: 5702

Re: HYP investing as a yield trap

Just a thought on diversification. It's suggested that you buy equal weights by initial investment. Particularly with ITs, wouldn't it work better to buy equal weights by income produced, even though it means doing a sum to work out how much to buy? That way if you bought twenty holdings, each woul...
by torata
March 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Root access?...
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Root access?...

Sorry to BSoD this, but all I see is a trashed/dumped chassis next to a tree.
What am I missing?

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by torata
March 1st, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: was Digital look, then webfg now sharecast
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: was Digital look, then webfg now sharecast

Yes, most of my direct links 'workarounds' have stopped working and now divert to the WebFG/Sharcast login page. However... I can still get into my portfolios. Go to this link: http://finance.digitallook.com Click the Login button, top right. Sign in with your DL name/password. You can then click t...
by torata
February 28th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: was Digital look, then webfg now sharecast
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: was Digital look, then webfg now sharecast

Now if you really want the old DL pages from the DL button (I presume you have a Portfolio/Watchlist on the DL site) then open DL as you normally do then change the url in the address bar from www .digitallook.... to finance .digitallook.... and hit Enter to reload the page. It looks like even this...
by torata
February 24th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: HYPTUSS - dividenddata only updating some dividends
Replies: 5
Views: 475

HYPTUSS - dividenddata only updating some dividends

I ran the updater on the dividend tab, pulling data from Dividenddata.co.uk, and I'm only getting dividend info on about 20% of the shares I have For example, OK ones: Greene King G4S Greggs Kier Some which just come back as "No Div" Astra Aviva BHP BAe It updated all dividends successfull...
by torata
February 22nd, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Greggs Plc (GRG)
Replies: 22
Views: 1435

Re: Greggs Plc (GRG)

The thread was on the Company Share News board when I saw it yesterday. So I think it's been moved twice, first from HYP Practical to Company Share News (without a moderator comment about the move), then on to Share Ideas (with one). That is correct. There remains a 'trace' from HYP Practical board...

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