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Thu Aug 21

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 14:18

Re: Is HYP still suitable for a 'Doris' investor

Hello Longtermyieldman.

Thank you for contributing to the debate.

What are your views for those who are in the accumulation phase of investing and use a high yielding strategy to increase capital? From what I can see re: HYP type [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 11:24

Re: Is HYP still suitable for a 'Doris' investor

There was a similar discussion here if anyone wants to refer to it:

http://boards.fool.co.uk/hyp-vs-investment-trust-11817219.as...

I [more]

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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]

Wed Aug 13

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 16:57

Re: Diageo @ 3%

Hello Snorvey.

Re:

HYP1 had a few low yielders - the purveyors of 'holes in the ground' i.e spring to mind. Remember when you couldn't buy an oil major on a yield of more than 3%?

Did HYP1 include the lower yielding [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 16:04

Re: FirstGroup - hold or dump?

I had to look it up but it's quite obvious - Northern Rock.

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:42

Re: FirstGroup - hold or dump?

Hi Arb.

Total? When did that last happen to a HYP share? :) It's very infrequent I'd guess and I risk I am happy with.

Woolworths? [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:34

Re: FirstGroup - hold or dump?

Hello Arborbridge.

You win some and lose some and I reckon there is no easy answer unless you are an investment genius.

Off-topic but one answer is to avoid individual share ownership and move to investment trusts and or [more]

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:

[more]

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]

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