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by StepOne
November 15th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: BT Group (BT.A)
Replies: 33
Views: 2200

Re: British Telecom

It's only Openreach they want to nationalise, not the whole of BT. John McDonnell was asked this morning if it was the only company they wanted to nationalise and he said Yes, which sounds positive for the other utilities at least.
by StepOne
November 15th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: BT Group (BT.A)
Replies: 33
Views: 2200

Re: British Telecom

British Telecom? It's almost 30 years since they become BT.
by StepOne
November 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: HYP1 is 19 - thread discussing income and capital diversification
Replies: 46
Views: 1411

Re: HYP1 is 19 - thread discussing income and capital diversification

The thing about HYP1 is that I don't imagine many people run a strict no-tinkering portfolio like it. And if there are any 'Dorises' around, they're not reading TLF. Almost everyone reading these boards will have state pension entitlement plus company pension schemes. So having something HYP-like in...
by StepOne
November 13th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Vodafone Half Yearly Report
Replies: 53
Views: 1476

Re: Vodafone Half Yearly Report

Arborbridge wrote:You have to admit that with VOD showing no eps cover for its dividend for several years to be of considerable concern - SI or no SI.


Disagree Arb. I'm a VOD holder and in no way concerned about their dividend cover.

StepOne
by StepOne
November 11th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Prediction about the next crash
Replies: 20
Views: 1522

Re: Prediction about the next crash

Thanks Lanark. Good advice. To others I’d say a globally diversified portfolio of ITs and reinvest the dividends until retirement, which is pretty much what I have. Regards Sounds good to me. I don't think you can second-guess the timing of the next crash. Compscidude gave it a go three years ago (...
by StepOne
November 11th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Prediction about the next crash
Replies: 20
Views: 1522

Re: Prediction about the next crash

A good mental trick for this is to try and imagine you are investing someone elses money, what impartial advice would you give them? Thanks Lanark. Good advice. To others I’d say a globally diversified portfolio of ITs and reinvest the dividends until retirement, which is pretty much what I have. R...
by StepOne
October 28th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: HSBC 3Q 2019 update
Replies: 58
Views: 2209

Re: HSBC 3Q 2019 update

Hi, slightly off-topic, but just to say that I'm happy that much of the individual share chat has moved to the other board. I thought there was too much discussion in the past of details of individual companies performance and future plans which didn't sit well with the strategic ignorance aspect of...
by StepOne
October 25th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: iWeb and US Witholding tax
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: iWeb and US Witholding tax

Presumably the same applies to such shares held in an ISA. I wonder why other brokers can avoid the full withholding tax but iWeb can't. Do they tell you if it applies to any of your holdings or do you have to study your dividend list and check what tax has been deducted. I take it it doesn't apply...
by StepOne
October 25th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: iWeb and US Witholding tax
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: iWeb and US Witholding tax

Interesting. Do you know if this applies to any other holdings or is Somero a one-off? Hi, Sorry, not sure, although the letter made no mention of Somero, so I would guess it applies to other shares as well. I've just looked on their website and found the following https://www.iweb-sharedealing.co....
by StepOne
October 24th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: iWeb and US Witholding tax
Replies: 5
Views: 935

iWeb and US Witholding tax

Hi I got home yesterday to find a pleasant letter from iWeb Share Dealing, telling me they "could have been clearer" about US withholding tax deductions, and saying they will transfer £130 into my account as compensation. This must be related to Somero shares which I held, and where tax wa...
by StepOne
October 24th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Sport
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Sport

When my sister was very young I told her that several meant 'between 3 and 15'. For some reason it's one of those childhood memories that keeps being brought up. Anyway the dictionary says 'more than 2, but not many', so maybe I was pretty close. In terms of sports I'm aware of biathlon, triathlon, ...
by StepOne
October 23rd, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: More handy hints
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: More handy hints

Could this be a record for most number of forum rules broken in one post? (see highlighted section at the top of the board ^)
by StepOne
October 22nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Far Side by Gary Larson
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: The Far Side by Gary Larson

I used to also love Bud Grace who appeared regularly in Punch in the 80s.

https://punch.photoshelter.com/image/I0000_XgZsIN6ByI
by StepOne
October 22nd, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Far Side by Gary Larson
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: The Far Side by Gary Larson

One of my other favourites was Calvin and Hobbes. Created by Bill Watterson who similarly quit in 1995 saying he'd done as much as he wanted to.
by StepOne
October 21st, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Using Firestick to watch BBC iPlayer and YouTube
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Using Firestick to watch BBC iPlayer and YouTube

That seems to work on YouTube, but not BBC iPlayer. I'm not sure which model/edition of Firestick we have. We have a firestick bought in June, and there is a 'skip' button in the bottom right of all iPlayer trailers which is highlighted, so just pressing the button takes you to the programme. StepO...
by StepOne
October 18th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: From Mitch Hedberg
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: From Mitch Hedberg

I want to hang a map of the world in my house, and then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down. It wouldn't fall down, it'll just droop. But anyway, if it's a map of the whole globe ...
by StepOne
October 18th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Margin account buy dividend stocks
Replies: 27
Views: 2452

Re: Margin account buy dividend stocks

I seem to remember JimSusan on the old TMF boards suggesting taking out a mortgage with Lloyds bank, at a rate of around 3%, and investing it in Lloyds shares which were yielding about 7 or 8 % at that point. This was before the financial crash.

Nice idea, but it didn't work out too well.
by StepOne
October 17th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Unilever 3rd quarter highlights
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Unilever 3rd quarter highlights

Unilever are my largest holding and from time to time I think about top-slicing them but 'masterful inaction' has prevailed so far. RC Also my largest holding, price having doubled in five years. It was on a distinctly average yield when I bought it, and continues to be, but in terms of pounds arri...
by StepOne
October 16th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: A quiet board.
Replies: 45
Views: 2732

Re: A quiet board.

For the shares I set a max holding size of 2x median (4.9% at the moment). Shares close to that value are disallowed from top ups and shares well above that value I would think about trimming. I've top sliced SGRO twice once last year at 644 and once this year at 728 and it still keeps going up. Th...
by StepOne
October 16th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Using Firestick to watch BBC iPlayer and YouTube
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Using Firestick to watch BBC iPlayer and YouTube

You should be able to just press the main Select button (the one in the middle of the circle) on the remote to skip? That seems to work on YouTube, but not BBC iPlayer. I'm not sure which model/edition of Firestick we have. We have a firestick bought in June, and there is a 'skip' button in the bot...

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