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Mon Aug 31

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Wills & Probate - Practical board. 19:35

Re: Wills in 2nd marriage, grown-up children

The estate belongs to the person who has died, not their children. If the person who has died leaves everything to someone else in the full knowledge that circumstances and opinions post death may mean that their own children receive nothing from [more]

Thu Aug 27

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ScrumpyJack replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 16:22

Re: Glaxo

To go back far enough in the development pipeline to have as many as "three dozen" candidates will mean that there are many that will fail to become revenue generating products. Revenue from any of these, possible, products will be 5 to [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Strategies board. 16:01

Re: Tactical Call Update

Mr Edwards has been an 'uber bear' for at least 10 years.

http://www.advisorperspectives.com/articles/2015/01/20/alber...

There's an [more]

Sat Aug 22

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 10:36

Re: Printing our deficit

Now I realise there is a slippery slope effect (if you can just create money, then it kind of weakens fiscal control; tempting to just spend a bit more, cut a few more taxes). I also realise you are debasing your currency and the foreign exchange [more]

Thu Aug 20

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Pensions - Practical Problems board. 15:41

Re: Pension scenario - HRT/BRT Pension & ISA

One other point is that future investment gains will be tax free in the ISA but (eventually) taxed as income in the Pension.

Wed Aug 19

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 15:20

Re: Losing email account when changing BB

That is not my experience with Plusnet.

ISPs IME come into two categories. Cheap and cheerful, expensive and reliable. If you need that reliability and customer service you pay to that scale. Of the cheap and cheerfuls I think Plusnet are
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ScrumpyJack replied to the BHP Billiton PLC board. 14:23

Re: Sub 1100

That dividend yield north of 7% now...

Not for long, unless there is a major rise in commodity prices. Can't see that happening for a while!

Thu Aug 13

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Wills & Probate - Practical board. 13:12

Re: Treatment of funds in private limited compan

My wife and I each own 50% of the nominal share capital of the limited company that I deliver professional services thru'.

Don't forget that if it is you that dies, the company's value may be severely reduced because of the fact it [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Equitable Life Support board. 09:17

Re: Howard Davies

The man must be due a Knighthood soon. Lord Teflon might be a suitable title?

Tue Aug 11

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 08:49

Re: The Musk endeavours

If Tesla loses $4k per car then wouldn't a cut in production save money? ;-)


Not if it means fixed costs are spread over a smaller number of cars. The loss per car would increase.

Thu Aug 6

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 16:11

Re: Aberdeen Asset Management (ADN)

The big risks with fund managers are that if they have a period of relative underperformance financial advisers will take them off their buy lists and get clients to move. That can be very hard to recover from.

The other big risk is that if [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 13:16

Re: Investigation into Quindell

In total QPP falsely recorded £14.7m of revenue in this manner in 2013 and thus fraudulently reported profits of £14.7m. The section also highlights another £10.1m of bogus revenue/profit from similar fraudulent transactions. [more]

Wed Aug 5

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ScrumpyJack replied to the TSB Banking Group plc board. 18:46

Re: Did I screw up?

I rejected the take over offer, not realizing that it had gone unconditional. Have I lost my shares and therefore will not receive any payment? This could prove a somewhat expensive mistake...

No, I think what happens in these [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Other Stuff board. 15:20

Re: RBS

I should add that RBS has paid HMG £6.5 bn in premiums for the Asset Protection scheme (against which no claims were made), so if you take that into account the taxpayer has not actually lost anything overall on its RBS [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Other Stuff board. 15:16

Re: RBS

It's all fine and dandy to listen to how Alastair and Gordon helped to save us all but the cost was enormous and personally I think that it could have been drastically lower if they'd taken alternative action. Subscribing for shares at the then [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 14:32

Re: Quintain (QED)

I think that we have to question Lazards' role in these proceeding - to what degree are they independent and to what extent are they looking after the interests of shareholders? There appears to be a Lazards clique at the top of this business - [more]

Tue Aug 4

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 20:21

Re: Quintain (QED)

OK guys I think we need to get a shareholder action group together to reject this bid - if your interested please email me at MaddoxUK2@gmail.com

There are a number of large long term institutional holders who are in a better position [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 20:08

Re: What backup software?

I use Acronis backing stuff up automatically and periodically copy the whole backup file etc to another disc. Haven't had any problems with this and have checked the usability of the backup files.

As I don't want to reply on that alone to [more]

Sun Aug 2

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Lloyds Banking Group plc board. 13:00

Re: Dividend disappointing

Alternatively, and perhaps off the wall, but if the Govt's stake reduces under the trading plan to say 7.5%, then Lloyds could use surplus capital to buy the remainder. Cost would be c£4.5bn.

I very much doubt that it is legal [more]

Sat Aug 1

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ScrumpyJack replied to the AstraZeneca plc board. 09:01

Re: Half Yearly Report

£55 seems a very very long way away. Personally I'd have taken Pfizer's cash.

You wouldn't have got it as the takeover would never have completed. That execution risk was one reason the board rejected it.

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