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ScillyFool posted to the Jokers Corner board. 11:29

Illegal immigrants

A government survey has shown that 91% of illegal immigrants come to
this country so that they can see their own doctor.

Mon Feb 1

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 22:16

Re: Poll: EMH

EMH = Emerging Market Hype

I bet some pseudo-economists got a medal for it, though.

It doesn't work on Smaller Companies, Fledgling Companies or AIM shares. And probably only works on the FTSE 100 at the weekend!

SF

Sat Jan 30

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 14:20

Re: UK Tech focused funds

Hi twowheelspete,

Not an IT or a UT but Imperial Innovations (IVO) may fit your bill. They are focused on the commercialisation of the better academic ideas coming out of the likes of Imperial College, London together with other universities [more]

Sat Jan 23

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 09:41

Re: Poll: Calling the bottem

"The Shelby, obviously. They aren't making any more of them!"

Really!

Yours for $61,295 plus delivery!

[more]

Fri Jan 22

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 18:00

Re: Poll: Calling the bottem

"If alternative energy sources do result in demand for oil really falling away then the Saudi economy faces potentially dire consequencies....so they may withdraw lots of investment they currently have overseas."

That's only [more]

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 16:33

Re: Poll: Calling the bottem

Okay, I'll call the bottem (sic) to get this thread back on track. It was yesterday (21st. January) at the close of business with the FTSE100 at about 5770.

Only ASDA seemed to have missed it, dropping their fuel prices to 97.7p a litre [more]

Wed Jan 20

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 16:01

Re: Poll: How do you select funds

"Fund manager-think is that an investment is a success if it loses less than others in the same sector."

But still beats its benchmark!

SF

Mon Jan 18

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ScillyFool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 20:36

Re: Mr Whizz's High Yield Strategy

Hello Mr Whizz,

A fine post.

I try to do an annual report on my own portfolios and to this I add the results of my own crystal ball gazing for the coming 12 months. I find that it is a good discipline and the results sometimes give [more]

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ScillyFool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 20:09

Re: Mr Whizz's High Yield Strategy

"Warren buffet is quoted as saying that philanthropy is a tougher job than making money."

I think that's to do with finding the correct gauge spanner to remove the threepenny bit from the palm of the hand! :-)

Wed Jan 13

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 19:53

Re: 'Sell everything' ahead of 'cataclysmic' cri

"The RBS credit team has advised clients to "sell everything" except high quality bonds as it warns of a "cataclysmic crisis" in 2016 akin to the global financial crisis of 2008."

Now, forgive me if I'm a [more]

Sat Jan 9

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 11:02

Re: Poll: How do you select funds

"Any fund that starts to select within that asset class to reduce its holdings, or invests outside the asset class, increases the risk of deviating from the returns of the asset class. That is easily measured by the Active Share which is the [more]

Thu Jan 7

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 10:23

Re: EAT – Release of Unaudited Finals

“The Company's net asset value total return (capital performance with dividends reinvested) per share was 20.5per cent in Sterling (26.9 per cent in Euros) for the year to 31 December 2015 (unaudited). This compares favourably with the benchmark, [more]

Sun Jan 3

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 15:23

Re: Poll: How do you select funds

"What conclusions would you draw?"

Well, there seems to be some corellation between the "loser's" portfolio and the portfolio of an OIEC/UT that shall remain nameless. Similar holdings.

The conclusion, I, [more]

Thu Dec 31

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ScillyFool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 12:28

Re: Total newbie pointers

Hi Wibble,

I'd suggest spending £4.95 on the January edition of Money Observer where the main topic is "2016 wealth creation guide". There is also a supplement on "wealth managers". which may be a good starting point [more]

Wed Dec 16

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ScillyFool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 19:35

Re: Individual High Yield Share Strategy

Hi grimer,

If you can't time the market I'll add another "slow burner" to your list - Brewin Dolphin (BRW), current yield 4.09%, but the last dividend was increased by 21%.

"The Board is proposing a final dividend [more]

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ScillyFool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 15:08

Re: Individual High Yield Share Strategy

If you can get that sort of return SF you ought to set yourself up in business. A starting yield of 5% and an increase of 10% per annum? Not bad but I have my doubts.

Well I'll throw another suggestion for you to doubt. Imperial [more]

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ScillyFool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 12:26

Re: Individual High Yield Share Strategy

Has anyone done that? It sounds a big "ask" to me.

Okay, how about Domino's Pizza Group (DOM). They have increased their dividend by a cagr of 28% p.a. for the last 10 years, with last years dividend being increased by 10%. [more]

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ScillyFool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 10:36

Re: Individual High Yield Share Strategy

Hi Tramrider,

Yes, it would be good to find a site that gives dividend CAGRs for all the shares in the FTSE All Share. I'm sure if there is a site out there someone will help out with a link. At present I trawl through numerous annual [more]

Tue Dec 15

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ScillyFool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 22:45

Re: Individual High Yield Share Strategy

Hello Tramrider(tramrider),

My "great achievers" won't do you much good today because Mr. Market has intervened and cunningly changed my purchase price from that which you may aspire to today.

All I can do to aid you is [more]

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ScillyFool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 22:24

Re: HYP Shares - Capitulation Point?

What that historical record doesn't say is whether you've achieved your stated objective! Though maybe the wine diet has something to do with that? ;-)

Indeed. However, the capital, well the last time I checked (3 days ago) was more [more]

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