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Luniversal replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 1 hour ago

Re: Doris Here!!

Ten-year records are the bare minimum.

The proper timespan of the exercise is since the 'cult of the equity' got going in the late 1960s-- when inflation was accepted as institutionalised and investment trusts began to emulate pension funds [more]

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Luniversal replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 3 hours ago

Re: Doris Here!!

conditions in which the real value of the income paid by the B8 declined by 50%. apparently, had the B8 existed in the 1900-1920 period

This is wildly ahistorical, assuming that post-Keynesian factors and mindsets operated in better [more]

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Luniversal replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 3 hours ago

Re: Ladbrokes Q3 IMS

Been weakening against the market for a year. Rallied before the IMS, now down again-- 3% to 125p-- to yield forecast min. 7.1%, one of the most extreme yields in the FTSE 350.

Year/year percentage change in payouts since [more]

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Luniversal replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 3 hours ago

Re: Unilever Q3 results

Unilever is rightly seen as one of the steadiest long-term bets for income in the Footsie, but its insistence on declaring in Euro in the first instance hasn't half created air pockets for UK sterling holders.

Actual payouts in calendar [more]

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Luniversal posted to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 4 hours ago

Perpetual I&G (B7) cuts costs

"The Directors have the highest regard for Mark Barnett, our portfolio manager, and his performance record speaks for itself, but we also recognise our obligations to shareholders in a competitive market place."

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Luniversal replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 21:15

Re: Doris Here!!

The longest complete data series I have for investment trusts is for the 'Growth Ten' (mostly Global Growth sector) over their past 23 financial years to 2013-14.

None of the Ten has ever cut a dividend in nominal amount from year to year. [more]

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Luniversal replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 20:27

Re: GlaxoSmithkline (GSK) Q3 Results

SmithKline Beecham (SB.) used to put its quarterly figures out at 12.30pm but make quarterly dividend announcements on other dates and at various odd times, such as ten to four in the afternoon.

Glaxo Wellcome (GLXO) I think used to stick to [more]

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Luniversal replied to the Investment Strategies board. 14:05

Re: x-div to pay date

"Companies should aim to pay straightforward cash dividends within 30 business days of the record date
and dividends with options within twenty business days of the election date, which should be after the record date.

"We [more]

Tue Oct 21

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Luniversal replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 14:41

Re: Doris Here!!

Between the notional inception on Nov. 10, 2000 and the end of Sep. 2014, the Basket of Eight has risen in value by an average 0.3% pm against 0.2% for the FT All-Share Index.

The B8 has risen in 103 months and fallen in 63, against 94 and [more]

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Luniversal replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 12:48

Re: Doris Here!!

Both the B7 and B8 have lagged index fund investing

Your link refers to a comparison between Mar. 2001 and Mar. 2014, for which you wrote "the B7 = 114.9% total gain (accumulation)".

In fact a Basket of Seven would [more]

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Luniversal posted to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:13

Are divs slowing down?

"The latest quarterly edition of the Capita UK Dividend Monitor*, shows that the trend toward slowing dividend growth that began in 2011 is becoming entrenched.

"For the third quarter of 2014, which Capita notes is generally [more]

Mon Oct 20

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Luniversal replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 21:56

Re: Doris Here!!

Tonight the B8 yields 4.14% net of basic rate tax and ongoing costs. With penym's £25,000 and cheap batched dealing, the upfront cost would be about 0.55%, i.e. about seven weeks of the first year's income.

The B8's Ongoing Charges [more]

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Luniversal replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 15:54

Re: Personal Assets

Another stopped clock whose big moment of telling the right time has arrived:

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Luniversal replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:28

Re: Balfour Beatty – Critical Condition Zone?

Balfour Beatty is now the largest yielder (8.7%) of 170 companies in my database, and has been in the Danger Zone for 24 weeks on end; so I have no difficulty in agreeing with your fundies-based findings. It shrieks 'Keep Out'.

Sat Oct 18

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Luniversal replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 00:42

Re: HYP buy/top up - sectors

Company's own forecast.

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Luniversal replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 19:19

Re: HYP buy/top up - sectors

Thank you, Jack. I had them right in the master file but forgot when pulling out the table that the asterisk was meant to signify only 'outside the FTSE 100', since the OP said he was willing to look further afield.

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Luniversal replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 18:04

Re: HYP buy/top up - sectors


COMPANY ((EPIC) LATEST ANN. DIVIDEND PRICE YIELD SECTOR
ANN. DIV. GROWTH (£) (%)
CHANGE (%) 2000-13 (%)

WARNING ZONE

Debenhams (DEB)*@ 3.0 -6.4 0.60 5.6 x Gen. retail
Intermediate Capital [more]

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Luniversal replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 11:48

Re: Doris Here!!

Hello again, penym.

As I recall you are 'of riper years' as the Prayer Book puts it. At your (and my) time of life, novelty and excitement should count for less than security and spread.

As others have said, the trouble with [more]

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Luniversal replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 11:23

Re: HYP buy/top up - sectors

Good morning, Jimmy.

I infer from your previous picks that you stick to the Footsie.

From last night's yielders of 4% or more (market average 3.5%)-- the following do not promise to pay too much for comfort. Dividend records since [more]

Fri Oct 17

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Luniversal posted to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 18:36

Week Ahead: Oct 20 - 24 (43/52)

Monday October 20 2014

INTERIM PAID
Standard Chartered (STAN) 17.8911072p

STERLING DIVIDEND CONVERSION RATE
Inmarsat (ISAT)*

Tuesday October 21 2014

INTERIM REPORT
Whitbread [more]

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