Search found 1108 matches

by kempiejon
September 18th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: HSBC Second Interim Dividend Exchange Rate
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: HSBC Second Interim Dividend Exchange Rate

Thank you very much for your kind comments and support Julian. As for HSBC, I’ve topped up my holdings of these a couple of times recently, but shan’t be doing so again at the moment as I’m at my maximum spend on them. I’m happy to continue holding, for the very long term. Ian. I always laugh at &q...
by kempiejon
September 12th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Windscreen frost covers
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: Windscreen frost covers

This winter I'm keen to explore the usefulness of windscreen frost covers for those winter evenings where a deep frost is likely. Has anyone got any personal experience, good or bad? Any recommendations that deliver good value? Cheers, Itsallaguess and for those people that like to run their car en...
by kempiejon
September 12th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Windscreen frost covers
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: Windscreen frost covers

I use one, had it 3 years, it has a picture of a polar bear on it to remind me which way up and round it goes. It has elastic loops for fixing to wing mirrors but I secure it by closing in the front doors. Yes it can be a bit of a faff to get neatly fitted but never takes more than a couple of re-po...
by kempiejon
September 11th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: selling a kidney
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: selling a kidney

https://www.seeker.com/how-much-are-you ... 75763.html

Kidneys worth about $0.25M in the US.
by kempiejon
September 9th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Stephen King novels
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Stephen King novels

"The Running Man", written by King under the pen name of Richard Bachman. It's a dystopian science-fiction novel. Turned into the 1987 film of the same name starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which has little in common with the book asides from the name. I bought a 4 short novel compilation ...
by kempiejon
September 6th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Anyone recognise this guy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1002

Re: Anyone recognise this guy?

Occasionally Bob Geldof was Pink.

kiloran thanks for the star.
by kempiejon
September 6th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Anyone recognise this guy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1002

Re: Anyone recognise this guy?

Syd then.
by kempiejon
September 4th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Just got married
Replies: 15
Views: 943

Re: Just got married

Got married earlier this year so thought i'd try to take more interest in TV programmes that the Mrs enjoys, like Strictly. Actually really enjoyed the last series, especially when Stacey's dress rode right up in the final. But now I hear that, due to our PC times :roll: , Strictly 2020 will includ...
by kempiejon
September 2nd, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 3976

Re: Recommendations

Late to the chat but just my 2C... When previously off beer for a month I found low-cal beer just made me miserable. It's $ and doesn't taste like beer, and arguably it primed my body to want proper beer. Instead I drink low-cal tonic with a few dashes of Angostura Bitters; it's clearer to oneself ...
by kempiejon
August 29th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 111
Views: 4681

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

I'm going to keep hold of the balance of my shares for now though I sold all in an un-sheltered account. Those in another account I will let the takeover run. I'd like to hope the vouchers will be valid post takeover but this will be the last year. This voucher cannot be redeemed in conjunction with...
by kempiejon
August 29th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Micro Focus International (MCRO)
Replies: 30
Views: 928

Re: Micro Focus International (MCRO)

I don't think it is a 6% cut in profits, but a 6% cut in revenue . Ah yes good point. from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49507971 "The FTSE 100-listed firm had already warned in March revenue would be 4% to 6% lower for the year to 31 October. It now says sales will be 6% to 8% below las...
by kempiejon
August 29th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Micro Focus International (MCRO)
Replies: 30
Views: 928

Re: Micro Focus International (MCRO)

Somebody over on HYP Practical suggested I add these to my HYP recently. I’m glad I didn’t what with the near 30% drop in sp as I type. My sympathy to holders out there. Ian. Not necessarily a recommendation Ian but I bought some at about these levels last year just before their price rise. No ment...
by kempiejon
August 27th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: G4S plc - Review of Separation Options for G4S Cash Solutions
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: G4S plc - Review of Separation Options for G4S Cash Solutions

This looks as high as the yield has been in a decade, over the past 5 years dividend has only moved up about 1% CAGR; I hold, no plan to add or change.
by kempiejon
August 27th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: OLTB's HYP - complimenting Persimmon
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: OLTB's HYP - complimenting Persimmon

I looked at Ibstock, not a share I'd noticed until pyad bought it to my attention in his new portfolio. https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=18808&p=240787&hilit=ibstock#p240787 It only has 3 full years of dividends https://www.dividenddata.co.uk/dividend-history.py?epic=IBST...
by kempiejon
August 26th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Nutcrackers with leverage!
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Nutcrackers with leverage!

I can never find the nut crackers, I think they live hidden in a drawer only discoverable at Christmas time. I have resorted to pliers/mole grips, a hammer on the patio or my vice. I can usually do walnuts in my hands though. Pliers are OK for small nuts, the vice is most controllable but it means t...
by kempiejon
August 21st, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: "Keep two years' expenditure in cash"
Replies: 18
Views: 2315

Re: "Keep two years' expenditure in cash"

I like Premium Bonds; as a couple that's £100k and all interest tax free; I'm not sure what your annual expenditure is but that'd cover most of mine for 3 years. I do hold a couple of bond/gilt ETFs too. I have a month or so in interest paying current accounts at a %, Tesco have just cut from 3% to ...
by kempiejon
August 20th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: Greene King £8.50 bid - possible income options for proceeds....
Replies: 25
Views: 2548

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

I hold GNK in my HYP, it has been static on the income front for several years and previously not forecast much to come. I may as well embrace the opportunity to swap out this static dividend for a chance to look at an income share with a history and hope of rising dividends. That said I do get frus...
by kempiejon
August 20th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 111
Views: 4681

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

Things are always difficult for pubs - have been as long as I have been investing. As you say, nothing is forever, which is why they have adapted by becoming servers of food. However, I'm assuming these new owners can see what a good company this is and have confidence in the future. Unless, of cou...
by kempiejon
August 19th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 111
Views: 4681

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

idpickering wrote:Greene King up 51%. Yes you read that right. ;)

I hold, and shall continue to do so.

Ian.


Not for much longer Ian CK Asset holdings want your shares.
by kempiejon
August 17th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: When to Top-Up a HYP not yet in Drawdown (spun out of ITH's Pyad update)
Replies: 24
Views: 1745

Re: When to Top-Up a HYP not yet in Drawdown (spun out of ITH's Pyad update)

I seem to recall that studies have shown that there is no significant advantage or disadvantage in investing immediately before or after a share goes ex-dividend, so as a HYP investor I simply ignore dividend dates until I actually own the share concerned. VRD Talking of Gengulphus I think he did t...

Go to advanced search