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by Grumpsimus
March 29th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Medical negligence claims
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Medical negligence claims

AFAIK know there is no absolute time on bringing claims. However, I suggest you get in touch with Action for Victims of Medical Accidents (AvMA) who are a Charity who assists in this area and are very helpful. They can also help with finding a Solicitor who deals with Medical negilence cases. When I...
by Grumpsimus
March 19th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Pickering time: new holding?
Replies: 61
Views: 3439

Re: Pickering time: new holding?

The first Pyad HYP was exactly fifteen shares. It should be remembered that this was a demo portfolio to show how HYP worked over a series of articles on MF. Later Pyad suggested 15 to 20 shares would be suitable for a HYP. Personally, I do not think we should get too hang up about the exact number ...
by Grumpsimus
March 6th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Multiple HYP Portfolos
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Multiple HYP Portfolos

I have two portfolios for my wife and myself, in order to use all our ISA allowances each year. They have over twenty shares in each, with some overlap. To keep starting new portfolios seems rather like too much hard work for me. What is wrong with adding new shares to your existing portfolio? I thi...
by Grumpsimus
February 26th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Hostile actions in property transaction
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Hostile actions in property transaction

Quick question: in a commercial property transaction, where a commercial property is bought from a company [as opposed to the company itself being purchased], is it usual for the property purchaser to obtain indemnities from the selling company against the actions of disgruntled former employees, s...
by Grumpsimus
February 26th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Live UK stockwatch websites.....Free
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: Live UK stockwatch websites.....Free

If your portfolio contains only UK shares it is worth looking at the London Stock Exhange site, it has a number of useful tools including portfolios and screeners. You can also set up RNS alerts for shares you are interested in.

At you can be sure the prices are correct!
by Grumpsimus
February 7th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Compass Group Trading Statement.
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Compass Group Trading Statement.

I also hold Compass, so you are not the only one. The dividend was roughly 4.5% when I purchased.

It is a classic LTBH share, very rarely in the news, just keeps going delivering increases in the dividend year after year. This year it is 12.5% increase.
by Grumpsimus
February 7th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Platform offering regular withdrawals
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Platform offering regular withdrawals

Thanks, Grumpsimus. I have since located one platform that might do. Vanguard says in their FAQs: We have a range of frequencies to suit different requirements. You can withdraw a set number of shares/units, or a set monetary amount, monthly, quarterly, six-monthly or annually. Just go to your secu...
by Grumpsimus
February 7th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Virgin cable
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Virgin cable

Yes, literally the cable. The stuff they use to connect from the box on the wall to my TV set top box and to my "Media Superhub" is very stiff, white co-ax cable. This doesn't really lend itself to a tidy installation as it can't be bent to a very tight radius, and, being white doesn't bl...
by Grumpsimus
February 6th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Platform offering regular withdrawals
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Platform offering regular withdrawals

I have thought about this a bit more and I think that the only way is do this yourself manually each month and then transfer the proceeds to your bank account. You will of course incur a dealing charge each month, so it is important to keep this as low as possible. You already have an account with i...
by Grumpsimus
February 6th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Platform offering regular withdrawals
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Platform offering regular withdrawals

I am looking for a broker that allows me to set up an arrangement to withdraw a regular income from my investments. I would like to be able to set up an instruction to automatically sell a fixed amount of a bond fund each month and have the money sent to my bank account. I currently use Selftrade a...
by Grumpsimus
February 6th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: On the Dividend Letter's demise
Replies: 55
Views: 3535

Re: On the Dividend Letter's demise

Luni, thankyou for that reminder. Those who do not know history, etc. It is easy to forget that we are investing in a market which is still distorted by QE and consequent cheap debt. Rebalancing... Doris does not rebalance. The eggs basket issue, vs selling one's winners. Hmmm. As to proving that t...
by Grumpsimus
February 5th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: The Dividend Letter discontinued
Replies: 86
Views: 5564

Re: The Dividend Letter discontinued

Well, some things that have been discussed ( and sometimes acted upon) over and above the original "checks" Monitoring shorting levels ( I wish I knew about shorting before buying Carillion) Looking at Free cash flow (per share) - trend improving?, is there a threat to the dividend? Avoid...
by Grumpsimus
February 5th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: The Dividend Letter discontinued
Replies: 86
Views: 5564

Re: The Dividend Letter discontinued

The original Purist Bland Annuity Replacement strategy was done with a 'one shot' investment. There has been a lot of work on building a portfolio, rebalancing with new investment (see the excellent HYPTUSS software, courtesy of contributors to this board). There is also a lot of work that has been...
by Grumpsimus
February 5th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: The Dividend Letter discontinued
Replies: 86
Views: 5564

Re: The Dividend Letter discontinued

Well, some things that have been discussed ( and sometimes acted upon) over and above the original "checks" Monitoring shorting levels ( I wish I knew about shorting before buying Carillion) Looking at Free cash flow (per share) - trend improving?, is there a threat to the dividend? Avoid...
by Grumpsimus
February 4th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: The Dividend Letter discontinued
Replies: 86
Views: 5564

Re: The Dividend Letter discontinued

This is not the first time that you have suggested that there is a vast universe "out there" of silent HYP adherents. Obviously they cannot be known if they do not speak, and this is the place for them to speak. So you are safe in claiming that this vast constituency exists and are all lo...
by Grumpsimus
December 15th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: External drive with a front mounted LED
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: External drive with a front mounted LED

No need to mess about with DIY. I have a 2.5" external case made by i-tec with a bright white LED sitting on my desk. Sourced it on ebay, good quality, even comes with a screwdriver for fitting your own HD and USB3-c lead.
by Grumpsimus
December 2nd, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: FTSE 100 as HY portfolio for the lazy?
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: FTSE 100 as HY portfolio for the lazy?

Clearly an FT100 Tracker is not a subsitute for HYP. They are two distinct and seperate entities. However, the original question implies that there is a lot work in running a HYP. This need not be the case and one of the advantages of HYP is that it can be very maintenance, particularly after the HY...
by Grumpsimus
May 30th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Brokers offering regular ISA withdrawals
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Brokers offering regular ISA withdrawals

Youinvest (A J Bell) already has the ability to make regular withdrawals from an ISA.

Iweb lets you have all the dividends paid into your bank account, but not other sums.
by Grumpsimus
May 16th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: IWeb's new website & increase in commission
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: IWeb's new website & increase in commission

I have just had a look at the IWeb site and I can not see any reference to commission of £12.50. Even on the research pages it talks about £5 commission.
by Grumpsimus
March 30th, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Number of direct shareholders in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Number of direct shareholders in the UK

Does anyone know the number of individuals who directly hold shares in the UK? By directly hold shares, I would exclude those holding collective investments i.e. Unit Trusts, Oeics and Investment Trusts.

I have tried to look this up, but have found almost no meaniful information on this.

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