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ScrumpyJack replied to the Golf Nuts board. 18:49

Re: Handicap moan

Oh dear, it's only a game after all!

Thu Jan 22

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ScrumpyJack replied to the GlaxoSmithKline plc board. 13:33

Re: 80 p share return

After the 80p share return, is the share price of GSK likely to adjust downwards or is this reflected in the current share price?

They have not yet gone ex this distribution. The share price will drop by about 80p as soon as they go [more]

Sun Jan 18

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Pensions - Self-Invested - SIPPs board. 17:36

Re: Inherited pension - further BCE?

Many thanks. I now worry that my wife won't allow me to draw down our pensions because they'll be worth so much to the children when we're gone!

Yes from an IHT planning viewpoint it looks like it makes sense not to draw ones pension [more]

Sat Jan 17

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 19:38

Re: Poll: Getting used to the cold...

We have a wood burning stove (only using wood from the garden, never bought any). It is fantastically effective, churning out 12kw of heat (we have to keep it low or the house is baking)! Also all the wood chopping and splitting keeps one [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Retirement Investing board. 09:18

Re: Pensioners' Bonds

The website was much more responsive today, so have managed to get both the 1yr and 3 yr for my wife and I. You have to be patient waiting for it to respond to your input, particularly when entering the debit card number.

Understandable that [more]

Sun Jan 11

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Pensions - Self-Invested - SIPPs board. 10:01

Re: TD Direct/AJ Bell SIPP - a cautionary tale

My one bug bear with the site is that the main login screen seems to have history of what was entered,

this is almost certainly your browser doing form completion, not a site issue.


With TD Direct that only happens if you [more]

Sat Jan 10

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Strategies board. 12:20

Re: bonds

There are periods when it is hugely beneficial to hold bonds. The past decade has been one of those times.

Quite right, every dog has its day as they say. Bonds have done well for the first time in 100 years due to the huge shift down [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 09:56

Re: Naibu shares suspended

Naibu has been a much debated scam for some time amongst PIs, I personally wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole, so why have the Nomad and NEDs not seen through Naibu earlier?

They probably did see through it, but simply averted [more]

Wed Jan 7

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 13:33

Re: Macro 2015

Didn't say, but they do say European and US equities have rareley had higher valuations measured on median EV/EBITDA. In the US that is back to the same level as Dec 2001. Partly because the biggest buyer is US corporates through share buy-backs, [more]

Tue Jan 6

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 17:38

Re: Robots coming

By the time that drones become a serious option, I would expect a good proportion of my on-line orders to be fulfilled by means of a 3D printer in the spare room. Or maybe a larger 3D printer in a nearby business park.

Nah, by then [more]

Thu Jan 1

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Improve the Fool board. 13:16

Re: Article Comments are back

Yes, I've just put a comment on the AZN/GSK article and it only appears when you view the article using the 'Latest Headlines' link. I would not be surprised if this is soon 'corrected' to suppress comments on articles completely! But maybe I'm just [more]

Tue Dec 30

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics board. 13:32

Re: Mervyn King

Mervyn King is thought by many, including me, to have been the worst Governor of the Bank of England for a hundred years. He is the dog that didn't bark. No previous governor would have allowed the banks to get into the mess they did without having [more]

Wed Dec 24

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 17:20

Re: Mathematics - Practical

Every sock is sacred. Every sock is great.
If a sock is wasted, God gets quite irate.


and of course there is the well known hymn


While Angels washed their socks by night
all seated on the ground
a bar of
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Tue Dec 23

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 18:24

Re: Plumbing new depths at TMF?

After a 34 post thread what can we conclude? Simply that TMF articles are no more authoritative than anything you might read in a tipsheet and should be treated with the same respect. An awful lot of time has gone in to the comments none of which [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 14:36

Re: Thornton's

Profit warning today, shares down 25%. We sceptics were right!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30585506

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Strategies board. 13:59

Re: P/E Ratio of FTSE 100, FTSE MID and S&P500

If you had invested £100 in 10-year gilts in 1900 and reinvested all income then today you would have £392 in real terms.

If you had invested your £100 in UK equities and reinvested all income you would have £28,386 in
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Sat Dec 20

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Strategies board. 09:10

Re: Forward real interest rates

Not such a bad thing, but investors have become somewhat accustomed to 4% inflation, 8% investment rewards, 25% tax on nominal gains (or whatever) and as such are less content with 0% inflation, 2.7% nominal gains, 25% tax.

Those of [more]

Fri Dec 19

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 17:13

Re: AudioBoom Is not Booming

Is Rob Proctor a pseudonym for Rob Terry by any chance?

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ScrumpyJack replied to the GlaxoSmithKline plc board. 15:21

Re: GlaxoSmithKline is planning a reorganisatio

A splendid opportunity to classify loads of normal expenditure as 'restructuring costs' and keep them out of the published 'Adjusted' earnings figure, or am I being too cynical?

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 11:12

Re: Solicitors

That in theory she, my brother and i could all be living in as part owners?

same same but different as a married couple - should my wife and I be paying rent on our house that we are joint owners of? - what about our adult children that
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