Search found 966 matches

by OLTB
August 23rd, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: OLTB's HYP - 3rd Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: OLTB's HYP - 3rd Anniversary

Sorry for the late reply, I've been busy and mostly off-board. My comment would be that many of your current holdings have frozen dividends, with others mooted to be following them (eg IMB). I like to see a bit more growth. MDW1954 Thanks Malcolm - I would also like to see growth and perhaps if I w...
by OLTB
August 22nd, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: OLTB's HYP - 3rd Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: OLTB's HYP - 3rd Anniversary

Thank you to whoever straightened out my tables - they look a lot clearer now!

Cheers, OLTB.
by OLTB
August 22nd, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: OLTB's HYP - 3rd Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 475

OLTB's HYP - 3rd Anniversary

Morning all I can't believe that three years have passed already - it makes my long distance cessation from work a little too close for comfort! As a general recap of my position - I will be 50 later this year, my SIPP with HL is my only pension (apart from State Pension when that kicks in at 67 and...
by OLTB
August 21st, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 103
Views: 2639

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

Bit concerned the price is still drifting the wrong way, thinking maybe I should get out now. What do others feel? Hi Wizard When Sky was bought out, I held on to let market trading take place - Fox were outbid by Comcast in the end and the final agreed price was far higher than Fox's initial agree...
by OLTB
August 21st, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 103
Views: 2639

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

I have been looking at my purchase history of GNK in my SIPP and being a bear of very little brain, topped up when the price fell, not wanting to think too much of decisions when buying. The buying price has been: 17/10/16 736.32p 15/06/17 711.25p 04/07/17 655.82p 28/09/17 545.75p 06/08/18 489.13p T...
by OLTB
August 20th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Hackers....
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Hackers....

:D :D
by OLTB
August 20th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: How many IT's...
Replies: 26
Views: 809

Re: How many IT's...

I also have NAIT in my IT portfolio for the US exposure.

Cheers, OLTB.
by OLTB
August 20th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 103
Views: 2639

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

Morning all. I appreciate that others will have different views on whether to sell now and reinvest or hold on until ‘market trading’ happens naturally. I am choosing to wait for market trading as I don’t need to generate income to live on (still building), and I took the same approach when Sky was ...
by OLTB
August 19th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 103
Views: 2639

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

I should have said that the shareholders have to agree this of course... I note that the sale is to a real estate business and remember reading somewhere that GNK was more a property business that also sold beer. I think that the chap who took over as CEO from Rooney Anand had a background in proper...
by OLTB
August 19th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Best from the Fringe
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Best from the Fringe

The 18 cows rounded up one made me chuckle... :D

Cheers, OLTB.
by OLTB
August 19th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 103
Views: 2639

Greene King - SOLD!

To a Hong Kong outfit for £8.50 per share...just seen on BBC

Cheers, OLTB.
by OLTB
August 19th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: OLTB's HYP - topped up HSBC and L&G
Replies: 2
Views: 288

OLTB's HYP - topped up HSBC and L&G

Morning all On my return from holiday, I have just topped up both HSBC and Legal & General as they had fallen below the average value of my HYP constituents. After the top-up, my HYP is as follows: L=Sector||||||||Company||% of portfolio L=Oil & Gas Producers||||||||BP.||2.9 L=Oil & Gas ...
by OLTB
August 17th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: HSBC the Future
Replies: 34
Views: 1846

Re: HSBC the Future

Bloody hell - I go on holiday for a week and all hell breaks loose... I have some accumulated dividends so I’ll be topping up HSBC on Monday. Not drawing dividends as income yet (15 or so more years of working for the man) so this extra £70 ish will be a nice meal out for me and Mrs OLTB. Cheers, OL...
by OLTB
August 5th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: HSBC Interim highlights.
Replies: 33
Views: 1783

Re: HSBC Interim highlights.

Thanks Arb. I suppose you are right, but the new chairman, Mark Tucker is the first outside chairman ever to be appointed; in itself I think that should be welcomed and he had a very good record in his last post as CEO at AIA Asia, but still, the sudden departure cannot be good news and is a bit un...
by OLTB
July 30th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: A base for a shed
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

Re: A base for a shed

Thanks all for your input, it’s much appreciated and Mrs OLTB now has a weekend(s) project for me. I feel an achy back coming on.

Cheers, OLTB.
by OLTB
July 30th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: A base for a shed
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

A base for a shed

Afternoon all I am buying a new shed and I would like to know what base anyone here would recommend. The shed will be about 8' x 6' or so (maybe a little smaller) and will sit at the back of the garden. Currently there is some gravel where I want the shed to go (in a quarter moon shape) as well as s...
by OLTB
July 26th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: VODAFONE TO CREATE EUROPE'S LARGEST TOWER COMPANY
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: VODAFONE TO CREATE EUROPE'S LARGEST TOWER COMPANY

It's all about the towers today - Vodafone just released an RNS stating they are combining their Italian towers with INWIT and a sharing partnership with Telecom Italia Group for 4G and 5G. https://www.investegate.co.uk/vodafone-group-plc/rns/vodafone-to-combine-italian-towers-with-inwit/20190726141...
by OLTB
July 23rd, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Finger licking
Replies: 20
Views: 1562

Re: Finger licking

When I was in the queue at Sainsbury’s cafe with my youngest, I witnessed a young chap behind the counter struggling to open a large milk bottle (the green cap was evidently stuck). Frustrated, he tipped his head to one side, gripped the milk top between his teeth and twisted the bottle. The tongue ...
by OLTB
July 18th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Sold out of NGrid
Replies: 22
Views: 2405

Re: Sold out of NGrid

My main activity is reinvested accumulated dividends, once they get to a suitable level. Alternatively letting them accumulate until there is enough to pay for the next cruise and then withdrawing it. There's my ideal retirement income plan summed up in one paragraph! Maybe not the cruise though, I...
by OLTB
July 16th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 686
Views: 106664

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

Thanks dspp

I sometimes try to read through the ADVFN HUR share chat, but more often than not, it's full of posters shouting at each other calling one another trolls, and the detailed, useful content can get drowned out or lost!

Cheers, OLTB.

Go to advanced search