ProfessorMarcus’ Activity

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]

Mon Jan 26

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 12:55

Re: Verizon offers

Hello 4a,

I tried to check my inbox at Selftrade but the message re: Verizon offer appears to have gone missing.

I had a quick search on the web and it appears that 'SHAREHOLDERS WILL RECEIVE A MARKET-BASED PRICE PER SHARE THAT [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 09:38

Re: Verizon offers

I decided to take the option of selling my very small holding of Verizon shares.

On my account statement there is an entry on 13-JAN-2015 with an action of 'transfer out'.

So how do I found out when will my account be credited? I [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 09:32

Re: New site

GOOD:

- I can add more FTSE250 stocks to my regular investments.
- More than 10 share holdings are displayed per page.

BAD:

- The login details not being hidden.

UGLY:

- Font size and general style, [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 09:30

Re: Regular Investments

Hello Will.

I tried to add some FTSE250 constituents to the regular investment schedule (MTO, DNO) as a test and they seemed to be OK.

Previously I could add some of FTSE250 shares directly using the ticker suffixed by .ISE even if [more]

Mon Jan 5

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 09:43

'Expert' investment thoughts and tips

This time last year I read and made a note to review this article from the Brewin Dolphin site:

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Mon Dec 22

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 16:00

Re: Newcastle United FC hokey-cokey

This might help the fans to make up their minds:

http://puu.sh/dF10F/eee28cb08e.png

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Football Fools board. 15:25

Newcastle United FC hokey-cokey

It's time for Pardew OUT (again).

http://www.true-faith.co.uk/thru-black-white-eyes-fail-22dec...


Alan Pardew simply has to go. This man has made
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