ProfessorMarcus’ Activity

Tue Jul 15

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 18:02

Re: Lego Purchases

I have bought sets of Lego 'clones' from Smyths Toys.

An example:

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Thu Jul 3

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 09:04

Re: Regular investment - FTSE250

Thanks for the replies.

GoldenSoldier, I've managed to add TATE.ISE to a regular investment order but I had to add it directly, it isn't on the list of 'companies that have previously in the FTSE100'. Which is quite misleading [more]

Mon Jun 30

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 10:21

Regular investment - FTSE250

Good morning.

I use the Selftrade regular investment service and I was wondering if anyone has ever enquired how Selftrade compile the list of 'Companies previously in the FTSE100 Index'.

I want to invest small(ish) amounts into [more]

Thu Jun 19

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

Re: Next HYPish purchase/top-up

Hi, thanks for the replies.

I'm constructing the portfolio with a view to taking the income in about 20 years time. It's a bit of a retirement bonus as I'm a member of the Local Government Pension scheme which I also top up with [more]

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

Re: Next HYPish purchase/top-up

Hello Dod1010, thanks for the reply.

Re: Standard Life. Their core businesses are pensions, annuities, savings, investments and insurance.

I don't have figures to support my view but I assume that people are less likely to save and [more]

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:42

Next HYPish purchase/top-up

Good morning.

I'm considering a new purchase or top-up for my HYPish portfolio.

Notes:

1. Previously I've been trying to identify 'undervalued' companies but this has left the portfolio skewed towards general retailers [more]

Wed Jun 11

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 13:07

Re: Starting HYP

I realise that this is the HYP - Practical board but I don't think it's going to be helpful in the longer run to suggest purchases to a newly converted HYPer, and that the selection strategy needs to be reviewed at some point.

Has [more]

Wed Jun 4

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Wildlife board. 09:57

Re: Bumble bees

There are two bumble bee nests under roof tiles at my house.

From the link posted above it seems that I should just leave them alone?

In these cases, it is important to remember that bumblebees don't cause any damage to homes. [more]

Mon May 19

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 14:09

Re: Increased Offer for AstraZeneca (AZN)

I considered selling my very small holding in AstraZeneca last week but then I became even more greedy and was waiting for the price to hit £50+.

The problem with selling to re-buy is that you then have to make more decisions. 1 [more]

Thu May 15

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 11:17

Re: whats missing

Hi, I use Selftrade too and tend to make at least one trade per quarter to avoid the inactivity fees.

But you will have until June to decide (from Selftrade):

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If you do not trade at all on your account with us during a [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:59

Re: whats missing

Do you HAVE to buy now?

Could you top-up one or more of your existing holdings?

Lloyds and BT are non/low yielding so could you find new candidates in those sectors?

If it helps then I'm in a similar situation but I'm [more]

Tue May 13

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 16:28

Re: Air brick query

I don't think that you'll ever stop some ants from entering a house. Most people I know have had a problem so far this year.

I've spread some powder around the perimeter of the house and also set x2 of the ant 'bait' products outside the [more]

Thu May 8

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 10:55

Re: Sunderland AFC this season

Hello Si,

Worst result at White Hart Lane since 1968 :-)

It was the catalyst for a change, so it was a good worst result!

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Football Fools board. 10:39

Sunderland AFC this season

Blimey ....

First ever double against Newcastle United in the Premier League.
First back to back wins at St. James' Park since 2001.
First treble against Newcastle United since 1924.
Chelsea's 77 game home record [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Improve the Fool board. 09:56

Re: Change of Strap Line

I propose a strap line of "Read our discussion boards".

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 09:06

Re: Poll: Relegation poll

Sunderland 1/10 to go down so have assumed they are dead and left them out.



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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 08:59

Re: Sunderland

I've always thought Sunderland would escape relegation ...

You should have kept faith with your initial feelings ... I'm sure you harbour a secret affection for Sunderland ;-)

Tue May 6

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 11:17

Re: Bad losers or Tevez II?

Re:

Surely the punishment should be consistent though...

Probably yes but has there been another case of this exact type? It's up to the Premier League to set and enforce their rules with some modicum of consistency. [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Brokers and Share Dealing board. 11:08

Re: comparison of regular investment schemes

The resources at monevator.com may be useful.

I may switch from Selftrade to a) prove how spiteful I can be and b) to gain access to Vanguard funds/ETFs on regular investment schemes.

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