Wizard wrote:Poster A says:mentioned further up this thread that I was toying with swapping Unilever with Tate & Lyle, well this I did two hours ago. I can't be doing with uncertainty, and although I realise nothing is certain in investing, I can't see this Unilever deal doing much but causing more angst for UK holders of the shares, so no thanks, and goodbye Unilever. I might get some flak here, but peace of mind is important to me. It is a shame, as they were always a good mainstay in my HYP. But as a lower yielding share, and all this kerfuffle, I'm happier out of it. Good luck to those that are hanging in there.
Then later in the same thread Poster B says:I genuinely never thought I'd sell my Unilever holdings. Today I sold out with the intention of buying back once all of this gets settled. I can't see it flying away from here so it will probably now be subject to a bid!!! But I don't like all of the shenanigans and feel better off out of it.
To me these sound like sales with a view to buying back, or at least potentially buying back, in the future that was then acted on only a month or so later. That feels like trading based on what has been said.
You are, whether deliberately or not, missing out the context for all this discussion about selling out of Unilever PLC (ULVR) which was the mooted suggestion that the company should be fully resident in The Netherlands rather than its current arrangement. It was also suggested by some that such a move would have introduced the possibility of a Dividend Withholding Tax on the dividends.
Now, I do not hold ULVR and, if I had done, I personally would have waited until the move was on for sure, but the possibility of owning a foreign share subject to a withholding tax was the reason for such HYP management, not simple market trading.
Wizard wrote:But there was not a single comment on this by a mod. Why? Well in my humble opinion it is not because of what was written, but who wrote it.
Well you will have to ask a Mod but I suspect that no such comment was made because no post was reported.
Wizard wrote:All I am saying is that a search for an absolute set of rules perfectly applied is fruitless, because the rules have been made and are being applied by humans, so human nature plays a part. Just work out where you sit in all this and you will have a better idea how your posts will be viewed and / or moderated.
There is no such search and, in my opinion at least, nor should there be. There are guidelines which the moderators will use to determine action or inaction when a post is reported to them as being "Off Topic" for the board. The fact that you and some others cannot understand these simple guidelines does not mean that they should be changed in any way, rather it is you and those others who must accept that guidelines are being applied, whether you comprehend them or not.