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by tjh290633
November 6th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Election impact on investment strategy
Replies: 87
Views: 2931

Re: Election impact on investment strategy

It’s common knowledge that the markets do better under Tory governments than they do under Labour. That is merely the assumption of some Tory voters and their supporting media. The Tories have made the most almighty hash-up of the economy since 2010 and are on track for highest levels of government...
by tjh290633
November 5th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Need help with the research of the problems that investors facee
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Need help with the research of the problems that investors facee

It's a long time since I was a beginner. I started out with unit trusts, dealing direct with the fund managers (in 1958). Eventually I inherited some shares and bonds from my mother, and any dealing was done through my bank, everything being certificated in those days. For quite a long time I bought...
by tjh290633
November 5th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Favourite Top Ups
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Favourite Top Ups

I don't think that my favourite top-up candidates would be much help to you, as they are based on a combination of portfolio weight and dividend yield. A low weight and a high yield combine to make a top-up favourable. Needless to say the tobaccos with their currently depressed share prices feature ...
by tjh290633
November 5th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Election impact on investment strategy
Replies: 87
Views: 2931

Re: Election impact on investment strategy

I have no plans to change anything at this stage. My investments are aimed at dividend income and are sheltered in an ISA. About one third of the companies have considerable exposure to overseas markets, so there is some protection on that score. However a significant rise in sterling is not impossi...
by tjh290633
November 5th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: I hope that I did not a kill HYP-P discussion (MARS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1448

Re: I hope that I did not a kill HYP-P discussion (MARS)

mc2fool wrote:
Arborbridge wrote:
tjh290633 wrote:It's not obvious on my mobile phone. As has been said above, if you enlarge it somewhat you can see a difference, but it is closer to bold black.

TJH


And ditto on a PC

Black
Dark green
Blue


I grant you though, a less dark green might be better. :D

It would.

TJH
by tjh290633
November 5th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: I hope that I did not a kill HYP-P discussion (MARS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1448

Re: I hope that I did not a kill HYP-P discussion (MARS)

I didn't know that, and in any case all the names are in blue - there are no colours. Yes there are.... Mods are in this dark green. And the rest of us are in this blue. Should have gone to specsavers? :D It's not obvious on my mobile phone. As has been said above, if you enlarge it somewhat you ca...
by tjh290633
November 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: 50 years old
Replies: 93
Views: 4475

Re: 50 years old

I find that the days when I can get back home, without needing to sit on a bench for a few minutes, are quite encouraging. The bench is at about the mile and a half point of a 2 mile round walk. The first mile takes about 20 minutes, but the second is nearer half an hour without the rest. There is ...
by tjh290633
November 4th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Company Share news (LSE Main Market)
Topic: Marston's (MARS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1803

Re: Marston's (MARS)

"Marston's PLC ("Marston's" or "the Group") is pleased to announce it has reached agreement for the disposal of 137 pubs for £44.9 million to Admiral Taverns. This disposal is in line with Marston's plans to reduce its debt in part through the disposal of certain non-core a...
by tjh290633
November 4th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: 50 years old
Replies: 93
Views: 4475

Re: 50 years old

I find that the days when I can get back home, without needing to sit on a bench for a few minutes, are quite encouraging. The bench is at about the mile and a half point of a 2 mile round walk. The first mile takes about 20 minutes, but the second is nearer half an hour without the rest. There is m...
by tjh290633
November 3rd, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Which general IT to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 3150

Re: Which general IT to choose?

Villa wrote:However, I am thinking of just swapping it out for Vanguard’s FTSE 250 ETF (VMID) for the lower fees.

It's worth pointing out that you need to look at the performance of the two funds after fees, not just the level of fees.

TJH
by tjh290633
November 3rd, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Investing in fags, vapes and hash
Replies: 64
Views: 3058

Re: Investing in fags, vapes and hash

As they report next Tuesday, see https://www.imperialbrandsplc.com/inves ... #category1 it might have been worth waiting until after then to set your stop-loss.

TJH
by tjh290633
November 3rd, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Shale matters
Replies: 39
Views: 4627

Re: Shale matters

I understand that the BP. field on the Isle of Purbeck has used fracking for many years. What adverse effects have been observed?

TJH
by tjh290633
November 3rd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GSK Q3 Update
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: GSK Q3 Update

No, TJH, I am not questioning the HYP strategy; I am simply saying that it is getting increasingly difficult to apply it. Probably that is because many of the shares you quote I either hold or I do not like for one reason or another. By the way, as you are a mod, I am assuming you do not mind this ...
by tjh290633
November 3rd, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GSK Q3 Update
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: GSK Q3 Update

We are on the HYP Practical Board. The big pharmas that we are writing about (and HSBC, Imperial Tobacco, BAT, BT and probably others) are behaving like bonds. They produce an income which is steady and probably reliable but are unexciting and seem unlikely to increase that income for some time. Wh...
by tjh290633
November 2nd, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Disposing of worn textiles
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Disposing of worn textiles

Our local waste disposal centre has a bin for textiles. Another for shoes.

TJH
by tjh290633
November 1st, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GSK Q3 Update
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: GSK Q3 Update

My experience has been: Zeneca demerged from ICI in 1993 at 630p. Trimmed back in 1997 when overweight at 1855p. Merged with Astra. Added to in 2007 at 2426p, then trimmed back when overweight in 2008 at 2403p. Topped up in 2011 at 3016p, in 2012 at 2643p, in 2013 at 3136p, then trimmed when overwei...
by tjh290633
November 1st, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: IMB yield
Replies: 45
Views: 2088

Re: IMB yield

It's strange, isn't it. We have companies that have been increasing their dividends at a very acceptable rate, yet which have yields over 10%. I first obtained IMB when they demerged from Hanson and have trimmed them back and not taken up rights in the past, so that my cost had become negative. More...
by tjh290633
October 30th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Dartford Crossing Charge
Replies: 21
Views: 881

Re: Dartford Crossing Charge

There appears to be a built-in time lag, between a crossing and the appearance of the charge on your account. My credit card had changed, so I got a message very quickly telling me that my automatic top-up had failed. Went in, changed the card, made the top-up, only to find that the crossing had not...
by tjh290633
October 30th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Remember 12th December 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Remember 12th December 2019

There was a time when trees were decorated and other decorations were put up on Christmas Eve, and taken down on Twelfth Night, or Epiphany. Commercialisation changed all that, and now they start after Halloween or Bonfire Night.

TJH
by tjh290633
October 30th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Our Cat
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Our Cat

What this thread confirms is that people do not own cats. Cats own people.

TJH

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