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Thu Apr 23

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 09:11

Re: Alarm maintenance contracts

Maybe a solution would be:

- Ensure that the system has been fitted by an insurance industry 'approved' installer.
- Instead of a monitoring contract you can have a device fitted that dial up to 5 (IIRC) phone numbers with a recorded [more]

Fri Apr 10

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 10:59

Re: If Pardew's quick.....

Oh well at least the magpies now have a bona fide Geordie at the helm so there won't be any phone box smashing or horse punching for a few weeks. There may even be ban on 'boycoutts' (sic) against the 'Cockney Mafia'.

It's be interesting to [more]

Mon Apr 6

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Football Fools board. 21:05

Domination over local rivals

With Sunderland AFC now having a winning streak of 5 in a row over Newcastle United, are there any more British or indeed international rivalries that have been so one-sided in recent history?

I seem to remember that Tottenham hadn't beaten [more]

Thu Mar 12

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Current & Savings Accounts board. 08:59

Re: Santander 123 - ideas how to manage?

A viable alternative is a Yorkshire Building Society Internet Saver.

Thanks for the suggestion 4a. I have multiple accounts with Santander (123 current account, ISA and credit card) so this has motivated me to make alternative [more]

Tue Mar 3

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Investment Strategies board. 17:25

Re: Starting Investing

Hi BlahBlahDoh.

Since your relatively modest funds make the cost of "full" diversification prohibitive ...

Not necessarily, there are brokers/platforms that have regular investment facilities which enable people to [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Investment Strategies board. 16:16

Re: Starting Investing

Hi.

You wrote:

I decided to invest the whole amount into HYP.type shares

Eighteen months ago I began to look at investment trusts and the essential need for further diversification.

I then began to look at
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Thu Feb 19

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 11:46

Re: BAE Systems plc (BA.) Results

One of the better HY shares IMV.

At the moment yes but the fate of companies can soon change.

Former HYP 'stalwarts' Tesco and even Centrica immediately come to mind.

I don't think that there's ever going to be a [more]

Wed Feb 18

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 13:15

Re: DIVIDEND RECEIPTS

Hi.

Browser is Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.111 m.

When I right click to 'Save as...' then nothing happens.

When I hover the mouse to the right of the printed area I get the x6 options as per PDF viewer.

The [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 13:08

Re: Topped up today

Hello Ian.

The next Selftrade/Equiniti regular investment date is 23rd February and I might make a small top-up of one of:

BLT - BHP Billiton
TATE - Tate & Lyle
VOD - Vodafone

I might however wait until next [more]

Tue Feb 17

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 17:08

Re: DIVIDEND RECEIPTS

My ISA account cash statement shows a dividend received from Imperial Tobacco today at 12:10 but I haven't received an SMS alert or a dividend 'important corporate action' email in the messaging system.

Even before the transfer I'd usually [more]

Thu Feb 12

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Investment Strategies board. 10:16

Re: Asset Allocation

Good points WasRon.

Even though I won't retire for at least another 20 years, and rules will change in that time, I've sometimes considered what I'd do with the tax-free lump sum that I'm building with additional voluntary contributions [more]

Wed Feb 11

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Investment Strategies board. 17:18

Re: Asset Allocation

Does your pension provider has a 'lifestyle option' on its investments?

For no/low cost they'd gradually move the proportion in equities to assets of a lower risk group e.g. cash and bonds.

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Investment Strategies board. 17:16

Re: What to do with £100,000?

Hello ArmouredBear.

What sort of rate of return do you want or need?

What is your outlook on risk? Can you afford to lose some or all of the capital?

How much variation in the income can you [more]

Mon Feb 9

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 17:42

Re: Views on quality income investing

That's fair enough and makes sense.

But the trick is to identify the 'quality' companies in the first place, or to know when to sell them before they lose their quality.

There are examples of companies that would be selected as [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 12:21

Re: Regular Investment stock choices?

Hello GoldenSoldier.

Re: .... Have I overlooked a simple method for moving to a particular page?

I've tried again today and no there's nothing obvious. I'd have thought that the search function could have been coded so that the user [more]

Thu Feb 5

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 09:55

Re: Verizon offers

Hello 4a.

I haven't received a contract note or a secure message, only this record in the cash statement:


03-Feb-15 19:20:40 MIGTRN1900001126 Credit 0 SGSS inflights process 0 999.99*


* changed for [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 09:52

Re: Regular Investment stock choices?

Hi.

I tried this about 5 minutes ago.

Go to the regular investment page.

Where there is the text box to filter the name of shares, leave it blank and press submit.

There were 45 pages of choices and I selected a [more]

Wed Feb 4

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 16:48

Re: Verizon offers

If anyone is still interested ....

My Selftrade ISA account was credited today with the proceeds of the Verizon odd lot offer.

I received approx. £30 per share which equates roughly to today's VZW share price of $48.

Tue Feb 3

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:26

Re: My HYP

A very rough and ready sectoral composition is:

Insurance: Aviva 5% + Legal&Gen. 6%
Pharma: Astrazeneca 6%
Defence/aerospace: Bae Sys. 6%
Tobacco: BR.Amer.Tob. 4% + Imp.Tobacco 5%
Property: British Land 7% + Segro [more]

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