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Mon Dec 8

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 09:52

Re: Anfield getting bigger

While the builders are on site LFC should ask them nicely to bulldoze the Anfield Road stand and they could re-build it so that fans can actually see the pitch.

I paid over £40 for a seat in the away section on Saturday and apart from [more]

Thu Dec 4

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 15:39

Re: Sage (SGE) Dividend

I'm grateful that Luniversal posts his SuperHYPs as they provide a lot of information.

Has anybody suggested that forward looking metrics could be built into the scoring system? Or is that discussion for the HY Strategies board? [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:09

Re: Sage (SGE) Dividend

Hello Luniversal.

1) For every grey-swan Tesco (which was not a premium-quality share on its divi record anyway, more a goodish plodder) there are several flaps which prove to be sound and fury, signifying nothing.

1. Tesco [more]

Tue Nov 18

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:19

Re: Starting a HYP now-basic 10 stocks?

At any time the overall market may be expensive and the index may be 'high' but there are usually companies or sectors that are out of favour.

The problem is that you then need to create a repeatable valuation methodology to calculate the [more]

Mon Nov 17

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 08:57

Re: Starting a HYP now-basic 10 stocks?

Hello soul2.

I'll flip the question back to you and ask if you have 10 shares that you are considering to purchase for a new HYP?

What would you do if you couldn't ask strangers on the internet for suggestions?

Why not run [more]

Tue Nov 11

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 15:31

Re: Bad habits

If you're still building the portfolio with new cash then over time you can decrease the imbalances, i.e. you obviously wouldn't buy further tranches of GSK and the money would be diverted to other shares and/or sectors.

It depends what your [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 15:10

Re: Bad habits

How often do you re-balance your HYP? As soon as you refresh prices on the spreadsheet or is it a calendar event? Maybe when new cash is available?

If you want to work on a mechanistic approach you could re-balance annually and then check [more]

Mon Nov 10

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 15:57

Re: Serco's nostra maxima culpa

Hi Luniversal.

Re: ... in fact SRP had been picked for 'SuperHYPs' of 15 in most weeks since May.

Serco (SRP) was choice number 8 in 'SuperHYP79' from October 2014:

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Tue Nov 4

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Investing for Income board. 10:22

Re: Long retirement

Re: The Lotus Eater by Somerset Maugham.

I think that Wilson would have been better off with a HYP or a basket of investment trusts rather than buying an annuity ...

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Cars & Driving board. 10:20

Re: 35%

I have used the same insurance company for the past few years.

This year the renewal quote had increased from last year so I did a search on the comparison websites and the cheapest on offer was the current insurer, and the price was about [more]

Sat Oct 18

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 00:02

Re: Everton 3 Aston Villa 0

Paul Lambert signed a contract extension after Villa's decent start so I don't think he'll be sacked this side of Christmas if at all this season. Cheers.

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 23:59

Re: Milner

Yes fair play to him for making a career in top flight domestic football, but it's another example of why England will fail in international football.

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 23:02

Re: Poll: should Sunderland play professional footba

Hi Snorvey.

What does 'tgr' mean please?

As for your poll, no I don't think that Sunderland AFC should disband immediately as all teams suffer bad results occasionally, even the 'big boys'.

Also English football would need [more]

Wed Oct 8

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 11:20

Re: Latest Woodford 'Tinkering'

Take a guess.

BHP Billiton (BLT) and Sage (SGE)?

Wed Oct 1

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:37

Re: Simple HYP Screen September 2014

Hello lymebayfool,

All the back tested results from the likes of Dreman ...

I've read 'Contrarian Investment Strategies' by Dreman and IIRC his high yield strategy was to choose shares from the 2nd and 3rd decile of shares [more]

Thu Sep 25

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 23:06

Re: My lesson learned from TSCO & TATE

Hello Julian.

Are the recent occurrences re: TSCO and TATE really 'black-swan' events? From wiki:

The event is a surprise (to the observer).
The event has a major effect.
After the first recorded instance of the event, it
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Tue Sep 23

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:25

Re: TATE Profit Warning

I think I've had a lucky escape.

TATE was my 1st choice for the Selftrade regular investment that was scheduled for yesterday.

But I altered the choice over the weekend.

Any lessons to be learned re: selection criteria? Or [more]

Wed Sep 17

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 09:20

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Hello modellingman,

Thank you for the reply.

I'm not a 'pushy parent' at all so I don't think that it's fair that you have made an assumption about me. My son has been playing in junior teams for about 4 years and I've often noticed [more]

Tue Sep 16

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 10:21

Cancellation of child's football registration

Hello.

I'm not sure whether this question should be posted here or on the 'Football Fools' board so I'll try here first.

My son plays for an under-13 team. Last week his team played on a pitch that seemed much too big for their age [more]

Thu Aug 21

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 10:25

Is HYP still suitable for a 'Doris' investor?

The original High Yield Portfolio (HYP) concept was designed as an annuity substitute that would never be 'tinkered' with by investors who may not want to manage their portfolio on a regular basis or make investment decisions. 'Doris' was an example [more]

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