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by torata
September 13th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: UK Sharedealing accounts for non-residents
Replies: 7
Views: 364

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: 7
Views: 364

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: 1240

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: 520

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...
by torata
September 8th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: the NewRiver REIT (NRR) topic
Replies: 126
Views: 8405

Re: the NewRiver REIT (NRR) topic

Quoting from RNS Number : 9745K I hope this quote is acceptable as RNS is a public domain company regulatory announcement. Disposal update also in same RNS. Perhaps it might be better to put the actual URL, so that people can read the whole if they choose to. https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exc...
by torata
September 7th, 2019, 1:04 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Greene King £8.50 bid - possible income options for proceeds....
Replies: 25
Views: 2535

Re: Greene King £8.50 bid - possible income options for proceeds....

mrbrightside wrote:I would normally let such things pass but I agree 100% with itsallaguess.

I never interpreted his words any anything else as what he (obviously) intended.


Me too.
As a function, Let's is an expression of suggestion.
Let's call an end to it.

torata
by torata
September 4th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 384
Views: 26811

Re: Premium Bonds

There was an interesting article in the Telegraph on premium bonds https://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/premium-bonds-record-payouts-should-save-elsewhere/ But behind a paywall. The particularly interesting bit to me is: The 1.4pc "prize rate" figure is distorted by because...
by torata
September 2nd, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: the NewRiver REIT (NRR) topic
Replies: 126
Views: 8405

Re: the NewRiver REIT (NRR) topic

You say - "Logic says that they cant continue to pay a 13% yield when their properties are only likely to yield 8-10%" but that's not comparing like with like. The 13% yield is based on the very unloved share price whereas the 8% "yield" is based on the asset value of their prop...
by torata
August 18th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: RELX any opinions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: RELX any opinions?

I'm wondering, how does their exhibitions business work? I assume they don't actually own the places where they host the exhibitions...do they just own the brand names of exhibition show e.g. "interphex", "india-big-7-event" etc., and hire the actual venue locations as and when?...
by torata
August 18th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: New HYPTUSS versions 11.70 and b-l
Replies: 16
Views: 1570

Re: New HYPTUSS versions 11.70 and b-l

I upgraded to LO b-l from the b-f version, but am still unable to pick up dividends from dividenddata. They stopped updating suddenly a few months ago when using b-f ("no data" I think is what it reports), but I nonchalantly assumed that it was possibly a change in structure on the divide...
by torata
August 16th, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: New HYPTUSS versions 11.70 and b-l
Replies: 16
Views: 1570

Re: New HYPTUSS versions 11.70 and b-l

A report back that may or may not be relevant. I upgraded to LO b-l from the b-f version, but am still unable to pick up dividends from dividenddata. They stopped updating suddenly a few months ago when using b-f ("no data" I think is what it reports), but I nonchalantly assumed that it wa...
by torata
August 8th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Evaluating a brokers stability
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Re: Evaluating a brokers stability

Dod101 wrote:OK thanks to both responses. I was obviously just being too clever. I now see where you are coming from.

Dod


I'm not sure "clever" is the word I would use, but at least now the attraction of SVS to some people is recognized.

torata
by torata
August 7th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Evaluating a brokers stability
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Re: Evaluating a brokers stability

It is not clear to me why a private investor would want to go to outfits like Beaufort or SVS - unless they were offering something that the bigger firms don't. Something riskier? My sympathies, of course, go to anyone caught up in SVS. SVS actively welcomed expats. Most UK brokers won't accept the...
by torata
August 5th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: HYPTUSS price scrape - currency & decimal place error
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: HYPTUSS price scrape - currency & decimal place error

This is a wishlist request that the price and denomination are separated off into separate cells (at least for the LibreOffice version, although I assume it's the same for Excel), rather than the current method of formatting the cell to show denomination. I use vlookup to advise me of income from up...
by torata
August 5th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: SVS Securities bites the dust
Replies: 52
Views: 3001

Re: SVS Securities bites the dust

I've been with SVS for 3 years and have never received a statement of holdings . I didn't worry too much as their online records tallied with mine. They issue contract notes on each purchase / sale in pdf format. For the sake of clarity here, you could press a button to get a statement emailed to y...
by torata
July 31st, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Password Managers
Replies: 26
Views: 1836

Re: Password Managers

I use pass on Linux which is backed up to my NAS. The thought of using an 'online password manager' or sync'ing to a cloud service seems counter-intuitive and almost contradictory. If the provider gets hacked, then you have a real problem. As Infrasonic says, it's a different league. With LastPass ...
by torata
July 30th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Password Managers
Replies: 26
Views: 1836

Re: Password Managers

I use the Password Manager in Firefox for all sites requiring passwords, except those for financial sites - on-line banking and stockbrokers - which I keep in an encrypted file. I see that there are lots of both free and paid-for Password Managers around. I find the FF system really easy to use and...
by torata
July 30th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Money Obersver IT Portfolios
Replies: 8
Views: 2124

Re: Money Obersver IT Portfolios

Interesting list. My 'slightly more adventurous' portfolio - although KID Risk Ratings never exceed 5 - does not have a specific private equity play, so I looked further into Princess Private Equity, which gives itself a RR of 4. 10% concentration in a building, global private schools group - which...
by torata
July 30th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Passive Investing
Topic: Is there a ETF that works similar to a savings account?
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Is there a ETF that works similar to a savings account?

From memory, what you are describing sounds similar to what my US friends many years ago called moneymarket funds, but they weren't ETFs. The Vanguard US and EU Corporate bond ETFs pay monthly amounts, but with Sterling so low at the moment they may not be good value. And of course capital is not gu...
by torata
July 24th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Personal Assets v Capital Gearing v RICA?
Replies: 140
Views: 11960

Re: Personal Assets v Capital Gearing v RICA?

In my case I had a six-figure position in PNL when the 2008 market crash happened. PNL was down but the market was down a lot more. So I sold the whole lot and redeployed it in more mainstream equity vehicles. So you foresaw the crash, and put your money in a fund that would not lose as much as the...

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