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Mon Jul 20

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 22:00

Re: Building a HYP via regular investments

Thank you, TJH.

I assume then that when you top-up you don't re-assert all of the original buying criteria before making a purchase. Isn't a low dividend cover a warning that the dividend flow could be interrupted, or is this a case where [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 14:52

Re: Building a HYP via regular investments

Hello.

Thanks to everyone for the replies. This is an experimental portfolio and it isn't intended to provide anything towards my retirement income (yet). If I'm happy with the mechanics of a HYP and I can prove to be able to manage it then [more]

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:15

Building a HYP via regular investments

Hi.

I've been building a HYPish portfolio since 2011 using the Selftrade regular investment service to buy or top-up approximately each calendar quarter.

After some deviations in strategy the portfolio now comprises 19 companies [more]

Mon Jun 22

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Gardening board. 16:33

Re: Concrete planter/trough advice

Thank you for the additional information Maggie.

I'm still considering the best course of action as I have the feeling that the planter will end up being used as a communal bin when the kids are out playing! I'll perhaps plant something [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Gold & Other Precious Metals board. 16:30

Re: Gold funds

Hello Avarus.

From the article that you posted a link to:

He declined to predict the exact trigger but said it was more likely to happen in the next five years rather than 10. The current woes of Greece, which may crash out of [more]

Thu Jun 11

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Gardening board. 14:49

Re: Concrete planter/trough advice

Thanks a lot CB I'll have a ponder, no doubt it won't get done until early Autumn. I could possibly raise it on bricks and then put some large pebbles around it.

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Gardening board. 12:22

Re: Concrete planter/trough advice

Thanks WessexMario, would I need to raise the container off the ground or again is this dependent on the soil moisture that I need to attain?

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Gardening board. 09:23

Concrete planter/trough advice

Hello!

I have a concrete plant container/trough with measurements of approx. 1m long x 50cm wide x 50cm deep.

There are drainage holes in the bottom but can I situate it directly onto grass or soil, or would it need to be raised? I [more]

Tue Jun 9

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:43

Re: Cash Buyer - Options?

Consider the risks and rewards of the scenarios:

1. All cash/savings used to buy a house outright.

RISKS= house prices falling in short term, cash required for other large purchases.
REWARDS= no housing debt, low costs apart [more]

Mon May 25

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 21:36

Re: Nigel Clough

Steve Bruce might be available soon ....

Fri May 22

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 18:32

Re: Free beer at the King Power

Are those 'clicky clacky' atmosphere generator thingies free too?

Thu May 21

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 21:27

Re: Re-balance, top-up or new candidate help

Hi.

Thanks for the additional replies. I'll stick with RDSB for this month's regular investment then perhaps add VOD next, followed by BLT.

Re:

I see no harm in being temporarily overweight in a sector that is at a [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 14:16

Re: Re-balance, top-up or new candidate help

Hello Gengulphus,

I made a typo - it should have been "an UNofficial sector of natural resource type shares". Thanks for the clarification though and I'll add this to my notes for the next top-up or selection.

I [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 13:59

Re: Premier League relegation odds

It's in our hands though.

It's a conundrum for me. It'd obviously be hilarious if NUFC are relegated but we (SAFC) need the 6 points next season! ;-)

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 13:28

Re: Re-balance, top-up or new candidate help

Thank you very much for the replies.

I have setup RDSB for the Selftrade regular investment tomorrow - this was after changing my mid 3 times and back again!

The ideas for additional shares are great, I had considered Mitie (MTO), [more]

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 11:48

Re-balance, top-up or new candidate help

Hello.

I have a HYPish portfolio that is due a re-balance/top-up/new candidate with some accumulated dividends but I'm unsure of the best practical method of deciding what action to take.

Vodafone (VOD) is underweight, about 2.5% of [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 11:06

Re: Boring Boring Arsenal

To be fair they were playing against a very well organised Sunderland team last night who carved out the best clear cut chances of the game.

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Football Fools board. 11:06

Premier League relegation odds

http://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/premier-league/r...

Is it worth a cheeky punt on Newcastle United on 5/1? The bookies have Hull City AFC odds on [more]

Mon May 11

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 18:11

Re: Two down one to go

Hello Stemis.

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Which would then put the onus on next favourite Sunderland ...

Is that according to the bookies or according to the myopic magpie view? ;-)

I'd have thought that NUFC were the next [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 18:08

Re: Two down one to go

Hello G.O.

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I thought Sunderland were very fortunate against Everton and in our current form we (Leicester) should turn them over on Saturday. Sunderland then have to play Arsenal and Chelsea away. So it's quite
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