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BarrenFluffit replied to the Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) board. 12:51

Re: Mobeus Offer

wow 3.25% initial charge. Its almost the bad old days.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) board. 12:48

Re: The Downing One offer

Do the terms in the original prospectus apply when you've accepted new shares in the takeover company. Presumably the original company has been liquidated. Also does the new company have the cash to do it.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 12:25

Re: Plastic CH pipes in screed

In copper its possible to get a "slow bend". This is where the direction changes through 90 degrees but gradually across the fitting. (whereas an elbow is two straight pipes joined at 90 degrees).

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Pensions - Self-Invested - SIPPs board. 11:13

Re: property or a annuity

The cynical might suggest buying shares in estate agents as they don't bear much risk but get a % of the rents (before costs) and sales. There's also Grainger Plc as a model for a landlord with economies of scale and virtual elimination of singe [more]

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BarrenFluffit posted to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 13:07

RAB Special Situations IT

Definitely special.

Falkland oil and gas is 29% of the total assets, top 5 is 60%, Oil and Gas is 48%, 46% materials of one kind or another and 22% unlisted.

Plenty of sector exposure and limited diversification. Tiny trust, big [more]

Tue Dec 16

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Pensions - Self-Invested - SIPPs board. 20:30

Re: property or a annuity

Do you want to become a landlord; its more of a small business than an investment. Do the yields make sense vis a vis other investments?

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 12:45

Re: Extractor fan pull switch

Do any of these pictures look like your situation?

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 12:35

Re: Rouble down 17% in last hour. What now?

Its back up now. If interest rates don't work will they go to capital controls?

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 12:32

Re: Poo & the media

Yes on the face of it, it does seem odd that such good news for the economy is greeted with a sell off.

However banks that have lent money to Russian or bought bonds dependant on these cash flows may now be feeling a bit nervous. Do they try [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 10:11

Re: Which one?

Discounts can close in three ways;

1, Price rises relative to nav. Good

2, Nav falls relative to price. Always a factor to remember when looking at high discount situations; how current / forward looking is the nav. Prices adjust [more]

Mon Dec 15

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 15:33

Re: conex push fit fittings

"The unique grab ring ensures the fitting is firmly orientated but not fixed, allowing turning for system alignment"

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Sun Dec 14

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 12:28

Re: Destratifiers

Thanks for the head's up - don't think I'll be buying one then. :)

The cheap drones are a good way to learn how to fly ( ie crash) cheaply. Operating outside is harder anyway because the drone needs to use some of its power to counteract the [more]

Sat Dec 13

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 21:24

Re: Destratifiers

" a drone with a camera like this one for £43..."

After a year of ownership of a drone, I might have good enough control to hold position but there has been a *lot* of crashing on the way!

Also for reasonable picture [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 13:49

Re: Portfolio, or closet tracker?

You could compares its sector / country exposure to an actual global tracker.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 12:36

Re: Destratifiers

Would it help to be able to look at it up close? If so a camera/phone taped to a pole or on a rope might help.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Financial Software board. 10:35

Re: HYP Top-up new version 10.93 and a-s

True.

Programs which update the prices of existing holdings and perhaps a watch list would tend to be calling much less data so the time is less of a factor.

In theory it would be possible to create one web rescource (html, csv txt [more]

Fri Dec 12

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 14:49

Re: Destratifiers

Any idea how old it is?

If its old and obsolete I'd be tempted to go for replacement. Particularly if servicing was needed.
The problem is that access is a major proportion of any repair cost.

I'm assuming you've read the [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Financial Software board. 14:17

Re: HYP Top-up new version 10.93 and a-s

This post is slightly tangential.

It's an ongoing problem if your scraping data from 3rd parties.

Kmymoney (the accounts package) leaves the exact specification of the data and the source up to you but keeps you out of the code that [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 12:03

Re: Solicitors undertaking

You could search for a probate record to check the inheritance was real.

"A new probate record will appear online approximately 14 days after a grant of representation has been issued."

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Taxes - Practical Issues board. 11:43

Re: CGT for returning Brits

Thanks to the various posters who have put me right on this. It's more involved than I remember. Was also surprised to read that a couple (married/cp) can only have one ppr.

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