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by StepOne
August 14th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Considering early retirement
Replies: 62
Views: 3279

Re: Considering early retirement

tjh290633 wrote:Recent years not that auspicious, but if you go back 10 years, the figure is achievable.TJH


And if you don't have a time machine...?

StepOne
by StepOne
August 14th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Considering early retirement
Replies: 62
Views: 3279

Re: Considering early retirement

Personally I've compounded my SIPP by 13.2%pa since taking control in 2001. I withdrew 12%pa as income until 2012; but am now targeting lower returns and only drawing down 8%pa. Seems to have been the right thing to do as during a prolonged period of more difficult Markets my average return since 2...
by StepOne
August 6th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: what I have learnt...
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: what I have learnt...

Otherwise things have been going well. IRR is showing at close to 18%pa since 2006 so some things did go well (I also used mild gearing). I also made stupid mistakes along the way. ... The major headaches have been on the admin front: I absolutely don't pay any attention what happens to shares afte...
by StepOne
August 2nd, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Gardening

I need to get some new garden tools. These secateurs just aren't cutting it.
by StepOne
July 12th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 686
Views: 106439

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

SentimentRules wrote:Short order placed 53.90. There is no short entry feasible above today's open. All bulls unless back to open price . But at that strike I would confidently hold it again for another go at sub 30 (only if happens today)


What is the plan for closing this short?
by StepOne
July 11th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 686
Views: 106439

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

SentimentRules wrote:The only thing wrong with my trade given i was up 25% was greed.


The other thing you got wrong was trading a news driven stock like Hurricane. Why would you leave your trade open when you knew the CMD was today?

StepOne
by StepOne
July 10th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Mobile phone abroad query
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: Mobile phone abroad query

I am off to foreign parts again later this year (Asia). I currently have a work iPhone locked to Vodafone, which has all my apps and whatnot on it. If I use this overseas, it costs my company £6/day for the 'Roam Further' facility, which is ok for shorter trips - but a 2 week+ holiday is taking the...
by StepOne
July 9th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Will inherited wealth help or hurt those you love?
Replies: 33
Views: 2821

Re: Will inherited wealth help or hurt those you love?

The main reason for this is, with youth on their side, young people will be able to benefit from the power of compound interest on any investments they receive. Furthermore, passing on assets to younger generations could be a way of minimising the amount of IHT your family will have to pay overall....
by StepOne
July 8th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Will inherited wealth help or hurt those you love?
Replies: 33
Views: 2821

Re: Will inherited wealth help or hurt those you love?

PinkDalek wrote:
StepOne wrote:I don't really see any advantage to forcing the money to skip a generation.


It would depend on one's families' personal circumstances but generation skipping is both a valid and sensible course for IHT planning purposes.


What is the IHT advantage of skipping?
by StepOne
July 8th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Will inherited wealth help or hurt those you love?
Replies: 33
Views: 2821

Re: Will inherited wealth help or hurt those you love?

Certainly better it goes to grandchildren in priority to children My own experience has led me to think the opposite. My grandmother left all her money to her six grandchildren - it came to £2,000 each in the early seventies. Her three sons (including my father) got nothing. The money was put in tr...
by StepOne
July 8th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 765
Views: 49787

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

It's almost becoming my annual fitness test. Yesterdays ascent was in 1 hr 15 minutes, which is my best ever (not that impressive, some guys run up it in less than half that time....) Not meaningful without your startingpoint. Did you start from sea level, or did you cheat on the altitude? If he'd ...
by StepOne
July 5th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Trading my way to a million
Topic: THIS is how you get rich!
Replies: 8
Views: 4992

Re: THIS is how you get rich!

Interesting article, despite it dating from late 2015. Even more interesting is that after the article suggested a market cap of £220m was seriously toppy, the current market cap is £400m, with Geoff Wilding still owning 33%, or a stake worth £133m, from £90m 18 months ago. Andy Came across this ol...
by StepOne
July 4th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Selection of underperforming shares
Replies: 135
Views: 5763

Re: Selection of underperforming shares

The average bull market lasts 4.5 years although the current one has been going on for over a decade now. I think the problem is that this bull market appears to have ignored HYP shares recently. In the last 3 years the capital value of my HYP is down 3%. The FTSE100 is up close to 20%. And I've no...
by StepOne
June 28th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Tobacco shares
Replies: 68
Views: 5065

Re: Tobacco shares

It seriously makes me wonder if I am missing something because the market is not normally so out of kilter with what looks like common sense, by which I mean, this is surely a great opportunity to be buying the tobaccos and yet it is not happening. Dod BATS share price was in the 30s right up to ea...
by StepOne
June 28th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Tobacco shares
Replies: 68
Views: 5065

Re: Tobacco shares

Logically now should be a good time to top up the tobaccos but presumably Woodford is now no longer selling and yet there is as yet no positive movement upwards. I will probably sell at least some of my tobacco holdings if there is a decent upswing. I have simply lost faith in them. Dod I hear you ...
by StepOne
June 28th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Tobacco shares
Replies: 68
Views: 5065

Re: Tobacco shares

Sadly, almost any form of living is not safe, but I would have thought that vaping was safer than smoking tobacco. I suspect that we will be better off by weaning ourselves off tobacco shares entirely. I still hold both BAT and Imperial Brands though. Dod Me, too. For a number of reasons, I wish I ...
by StepOne
June 25th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Vodafone topped up
Replies: 136
Views: 7055

Re: Vodafone topped up

I am conscious of comments made about both VOD and BT.A in other topics about the possible cutting of dividends. I ignore this possibility until it happens. Hi TJH, Vodafone have already announced they are cutting the dividend, and we are past the ex-divi date. Do you actually wait until a reduced ...
by StepOne
June 25th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Copenhagen
Replies: 3
Views: 1753

Copenhagen

Hi, We are off to Copenhagen in a couple of weeks. I've been looking online at what there is to do and there seems to be at least 2 rival tourist pass cards. The Copenhagen card and the Stromma Citypass. The prices are similar, although copenhagencard.com is definitely cheaper. They both include ent...
by StepOne
June 24th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 57
Views: 3335

Re: Tory Leadership

2015 I will lie down in front of those bulldozers and stop the construction of that third runway 2019 I continue to have grave reservations about Heathrow runway three. Spot the ball competition The difference is that since 2015 a democratic decision has been taken by parliament, as representatives...
by StepOne
June 20th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Curiosity Corner
Topic: Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious

Probably even easier to do this if you qualify as Scottish. Friend of mine took up billiards after retiring early, reached the final stages of the Scottish Championship within a couple of years, and is still ranked in the top twenty in the country over a decade later.

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