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by spiderbill
October 29th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: HYPTUSS 11.71 view dividend
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

Re: HYPTUSS 11.71 view dividend

That's a pity, as it was the one I used most too, but ADVFN still seems to be working fine. Just switch it over in the Parameters tab. (I assume that the Excel version has the same options as the OpenOffice version)

Edited - Kiloran beat me to it by seconds!
by spiderbill
October 18th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: Regional REIT.
Replies: 149
Views: 30715

Re: Regional REIT.

Richfool, thnx for the Intro to Simply Wall Street – thanks but no thanks really as it proved to be one of the most useless and amateurish financial websites. I've read a number of their articles over the last few months but I gradually noticed that there were a lot of what I suspect are auto-gener...
by spiderbill
September 30th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: Regional REIT.
Replies: 149
Views: 30715

Re: Regional REIT.

Probably doesn't sound that high in isolation but it's about 50% above my mean holding and 10th on my list by holding value out of 38. Only ones above it are: Sun Life, Shell, L&G, Glaxo, National Grid, Aviva, HSBC, Taylor Wimpey, and Rio. I'm overseas currently so can't pick up a copy of Moneyw...
by spiderbill
September 28th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: Regional REIT.
Replies: 149
Views: 30715

Re: Regional REIT.

Thanks, that's reassuring.
Just topped up a bit more last week after selling part of my Charles Taylor holding. Now just over 4% of my share portfolio with an average buying price of 100.07p. Doing a damn sight better than some of my other choices (cough IMB cough).

cheers
Spiderbill
by spiderbill
September 26th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Our newest HYPster
Replies: 18
Views: 2205

Re: Our newest HYPster

moorfield wrote:Well after extensive analysis, interviewing management etc. , as one might expect of him, "Wooden" must know something we don't .... :|


Well it seems I should have ignored the fact that I was already well under and just sold immediately. He seems to have the Midas touch in reverse.
by spiderbill
September 24th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Our newest HYPster
Replies: 18
Views: 2205

Re: Our newest HYPster

If I wasn't so far underwater with IMB this news would make me consider selling them. And wouldn't touch BT with a bargepole.
by spiderbill
September 19th, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Another day another takeover
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Re: Another day another takeover

You may well be right. Looks as if the share price ended higher than the offer + value of the coming dividend. Does someone expect a second offer? If it's still there tomorrow morning I may well sell rather than wait for the takeover. (starts thinking again about a replacement HYP share - hmm, BHP i...
by spiderbill
September 19th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Another day another takeover
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Another day another takeover

Charles Taylor (CTR) to be taken private for £261m - a 34% premium on recent price. https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/charles-taylor-agrees-purchase-deal-015335605.html Probably was a bit on the small side for most here but I vaguely recall someone else having a holding. I seem to be getting bought ...
by spiderbill
September 10th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Galliford Try and Bovis homes merger
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: Galliford Try and Bovis homes merger

Feels like all this will really do is crystalize my losses. The remaining part of the company will have a harder time recovering from the partly-Carillion-induced slump and could easily fall further. I'd rather give them time to rebuild and at least get some dividends in while they do it.
by spiderbill
September 5th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Share Prices in Excel - NEW update
Replies: 87
Views: 10342

Re: Share Prices in Excel - NEW update

Hmm, Sharecast seems to be down too - showing a php error message.
by spiderbill
September 5th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Share Prices in Excel - NEW update
Replies: 87
Views: 10342

Re: Share Prices in Excel - NEW update

Not just the API, the whole site is down.
by spiderbill
August 28th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Moving to HY ITs from HYP.
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Re: Moving to HY ITs from HYP.

I was wondering what others have been doing as there has been quite a few threads and posts of people moving in the IT direction? I've been gradually diversifying into all of OEICs, ITs and ETFs over the last couple of years. The ITs are as yet still a small part of the overall portfolio but I've b...
by spiderbill
August 22nd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Legal & General Half Yearly Results (part 1)
Replies: 22
Views: 2738

Re: Legal & General Half Yearly Results

With a yield of 7.6% (trailing dividend of 16.75p and share price of 219.6p), the recent "increase in yield (*) surprises me. Yes, the continued fall in the last couple of weeks is puzzling, and I'm astonished to find that I'm now about 12% down on capital. The recent trade war/Brexit falls se...
by spiderbill
August 19th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 113
Views: 7909

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

Interesting that Marstons have just risen 8.9% as well! Seems a tad optimistic - are people buying hoping they'll be bought out too? :?
Or maybe hoping they'll have less competition if the new owners concentrate on the real estate rather than the brewing.
by spiderbill
August 19th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 113
Views: 7909

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

Talk about out of the blue! That's an hefty premium to the current share price - 48%. From a personal perspective that clears my current paper loss (bought at 7.06 2 years ago) and gives me some profit to add to the dividends received so far, but it's another high-yield share gone. Ever get the feel...
by spiderbill
August 16th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Is Berkeley Group (BKG) a high yield share?
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: Is Berkeley Group (BKG) a high yield share?

Good grief! That's even less than my pessimistic penciled in forecast based on last year. Just under 1% if my mental arithmetic is working right. Why Sharecast insist on forecasting 5.5% is beyond me. And the share price is not much higher than a year ago and well down on 1½ years ago. So much for t...
by spiderbill
August 14th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: ITs for cash from bought-out shares
Replies: 24
Views: 7348

Re: ITs for cash from bought-out shares

monabri is right and that is probably the reason that European oriented trusts are at a decent discount at the moment. I am not very enthusiastic about specialist trusts anyway, whether by geography or industry for just this reason. I prefer that managers have got a flexible mandate subject maybe t...
by spiderbill
August 14th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: ITs for cash from bought-out shares
Replies: 24
Views: 7348

Re: ITs for cash from bought-out shares

Britain heading for a no deal Brexit. Germany on the precipice of recession. France.... JETI has a 4.1% yield but I think I'd wait for the end of the year. You make a good point there. Maybe I'm in too much of a hurry to allocate the cash considering the current uncertainties. I see we're falling a...
by spiderbill
August 13th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: ITs for cash from bought-out shares
Replies: 24
Views: 7348

Re: ITs for cash from bought-out shares

A wee update on this and a couple of questions about possible choices. The money from RPC was spent on a further slug of Henderson Far East (HFEL) after reconsidering Monabri's suggestion, along with a smaller top-up of Regional REIT. The KCOM money is just coming through now (arrived today in my In...
by spiderbill
August 7th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Legal & General Half Yearly Results (part 1)
Replies: 22
Views: 2738

Re: Legal & General Half Yearly Results (part 1)

Surprised that no-one has responded to this and wondering if anyone had the same thing as happened to me when I tried this morning. I sent a short reply and found that the board had attached my reply to a different post with a similar title (but with 1 of 4 at the end of it). I couldn't even find th...

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