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Prof103 replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 10:29

Re: If Greece were a bank...

Happy tenth anniversary mike12,

Indeed, GEC at its peak also employed around 30.000 people at the ‘big house’ alone in Trafford Park and Weinstock built up a cash reserves of around 2 or 3 £billion which the City did not like, [more]

Sat Jul 4

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Prof103 replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 22:43

Re: If Greece were a bank...

The banks got bailed out because they were systemically dangerous to the financial system.

Rather, the bailouts were banked despite them being systemically dangerous to the economy.

There never was an economic need to bail [more]

Thu Jul 2

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Prof103 replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 23:15

Re: EuroJingoists Rampant

"Of all the commentators on the Greek financial crisis, I have found Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's articles to be the most credible."

Reading the articles it is clear they author’s main gripe is that Greece was saved from bankruptcy [more]

Mon Jun 22

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Prof103 replied to the Investment Strategies board. 11:01

Re: FTSE 100 undervalued?

I would be interested in opinions on this. It seems somehow strange to me that, in the current QE environment, and with US shares being where they are, UK shares may actually be undervalued, but this is apparently what the number are [more]

Thu Jun 18

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Prof103 replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics board. 19:36

Re: Grexit

"The EU is inextricably shackled to the Euro at present. It needn't be! There should be two types of country in the EU:
1. Those who accept the Euro, free movement of people and an increasing commonality of laws between their countries; [more]

Thu Jun 4

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Prof103 replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics board. 14:38

Re: EU Referendum Wording

"Otherwise, why propose a referendum and risk folk voting no?"

Because we live in a democracy? And there is a very large and significant group who want us to leave the EU and believe that they can persuade a majority to vote [more]

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Prof103 replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics board. 11:02

Re: EU Referendum Wording

And after reading this Economist article from 2012, and now with 9 million UKIP voters in the mix, I can't help feeling a lot of people are going be enthusiastically casting their vote for something that they don't in fact understand at [more]

Wed Jun 3

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Prof103 replied to the Investment Strategies board. 14:49

Re: Is this the time to buy?

jfh55 wrote:-

Stocks are great for accumulation, but risky when drawing a income...

A great truth of investment, most have yet to find out since still apparently in accumulation mode. Drawing an income myself, this is an [more]

Tue Jun 2

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Prof103 replied to the Investment Strategies board. 23:11

Re: Is this the time to buy?

I am not sure that dividends correlate to share prices

Dividends are the part of earnings, often about half, that the company distributes to shareholders, retaining the rest as undistributed earnings for reinvestment on behalf of [more]

Sat May 30

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Prof103 replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 23:09

Re: Adding 50% more capital to my HYP

I have been running a HYP for several years across my wife's and my SIPPs and ISAs. Last year my father-in-law died and left us with a sizeable inheritance. We are now in a position to increase the capital value of our HYP by 50% to [more]

Mon May 25

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Prof103 replied to the Investment Strategies board. 17:04

Re: Investing for retirement

"That 1900 to 1920 two decade period can be mostly attributed to the WW1 years, again during which share prices remained relatively flat in nominal terms, dividend values dropped some, whilst inflation was up at around 20% levels for a handful [more]

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Prof103 replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics board. 16:38

Re: Greek communists to be admired

There may well there be plenty of outside support to help rebuild with new money released under fairly harsh terms but the historic debt will be gone, and the future will be in the hands of the Greeks. Other countries have done this, we ourselves [more]

Fri May 1

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Prof103 replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 22:11

Re: A grenade ?

Why do you characterise takeovers as a bad thing by describing them as a "grenade" and show a quote about the "risk" of being acquired? The authors of this paper were not coming at the subject from a HYPer's viewpoint and for [more]

Wed Apr 22

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Prof103 replied to the Investment Strategies board. 10:29

Re: Tactical Call

Right, call me rash if you will, but my sense of timing tells me this is the right call.

The FTSE, S&P, DAX, Nikkei and Hang Seng being where they are and a pig's breakfast of a UK election in the offing, plus the start of campaigning
[more]

Fri Dec 26

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Prof103 posted to the Investment Strategies board. 11:54

Prof103 2014 Portfolio Review

Given that this is more about investment strategy than portfolio management, I thought that it might be of more interest to post this 2014 year portfolio review here as I had done for the 2012 year. As in past years, the Ben Graham “The Intelligent [more]

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