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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 12:57

Re: Chargeable events for CGT

Thanks for pointing that out, Hariseldon. I hadn't realised they had introduced special legislation to allow it, though the ShareCentre link does warn that some types of class switching will trigger CGT. What a minefield!

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 09:54

Re: Chinese Cement

If you mean the capacity of batteries rather than the number of batteries being used then I think you are being unrealistically optimistic. Surely the history of battery making suggests that improvements in capacity are difficult and that the [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Strategies board. 09:41

Re: Query about B shares

They have not yet gone X the capital return, though of course they have gone xd the divi to be paid on 9th April. No specific dates have yet been set as far as I am aware for the capital return.

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Barratt Developments PLC board. 08:11

Re: Director selling

It may well be that a major factor in this is the prospect of a Labour government and higher CGT rates and reductions in entrepreneur CGT reliefs? But yes, it is not exactly a positive sign of confidence.

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 07:56

Re: Chargeable events for CGT

I think the point is that 2 different classes of the same fund are 2 different securities. I think a swop of one for another would be a chargeable event unless the manager was changing ALL holders from one class to another.

There may be I [more]

Tue Mar 31

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Pensions - Self-Invested - SIPPs board. 14:26

Re: IFA reassurance pension pot

It may be simpler to leave the funds where they are, but in my experience many older pension pots are expensive in terms of annual charges and poor returns. This is something that has to be assessed on a case by case basis for each of your [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 12:46

Re: Alliance Trust/Elliot.

I do not know the ins and outs of it but there is no doubt that costs of, in this case running the Trust, can easily be charged out to the subsidiary, reducing the apparent costs of the parent (and thus of running the Trust) and increasing the [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Strategies board. 12:29

Re: equities va gilts

why are FTSE100 dividends expected to rise in the face of falling earnings?


This must be because the big oil and mining companies are showing sharply falling earnings for obvious reasons but are maintaining their dividends, or [more]

Mon Mar 30

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 18:47

Re: Antivirus/firewall and Linux

I am thinking of installing Kaspersky and wonder whether anyone has a view on this?

I use it (Windows edition though) and all fine.

Note that Kaspersky (for 3 PCs) is available free to all Barclays personal banking customers.

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 17:34

Re: HEFT new shares issues.

It is common where the shares are traded at a premium to NAV, but normally is not allowed where there is a discount. Scottish Mortgage Inv Trust do it quite often as their shares tend to trade at a premium. It isn't diluting other holders so I don't [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 17:32

Re: I can't log in....am I being daft?

Similarly I can't log in on Chrome either, the PIN nr boxes do not appear on the screen. It works fine in Firefox. It's probably my antivirus or something?

Anyway, I just use Firefox for the Selftrade website and all is fine. Can't get too [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Economic Markets & Trends board. 17:25

Re: Don’t believe...deflation is good news

We may have a couple of months of inflation falling below zero purely because there has been a sharp quick fall in the price of oil and other commodities and because the supermarket price wars have caused food prices to fall. Even those huge [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 10:18

Re: Quindell - Time To Put Up Or Shut Up‏

Yes well done Wshak. I wonder if Tom W will have the grace to admit he got it wrong? Somehow I doubt it.

I never got involved in this share at all but have watched the slanging match with interest from the sidelines. It does though [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 08:01

Re: Alliance Trust/Elliot.

The point I want to make is that you cannot sell unit trusts or ITs without a platform.

That may be true of Unit Trusts but ITs are companies like any other quoted company with a certain number of issued shares. They no more need a [more]

Sun Mar 29

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 10:07

Re: Alliance Trust/Elliot.

I like the one stop shop an the steady state with low charges. ATS have never made a mistake on the accounts I am concerned with. I find the platform easy to use. It will be easy for my successors, too.

I too use ATS for part of my [more]

Sat Mar 28

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ScrumpyJack replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 19:06

Re: Week Ahead: Mar 30 - Apr 3 (14/52)

No, I don't cover returns of capital.

OK, but the default is that it is a dividend with a capital option (just like Persimmon, though they aren't doing a consolidation)

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ScrumpyJack replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 16:09

Re: Week Ahead: Mar 30 - Apr 3 (14/52)

Missed the Standard Life special dividend of 73p paid on Wed Apr 1st?

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 13:21

Re: Jpeg email attachments

Paste them into Word and print from there

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 13:19

Re: Alliance Trust/Elliot.

I voted today for the Elliot resolutions. About time Katherine the Great was taken down a peg or 3!

She is overpaid by a factor of 10 at least!

Fri Mar 27

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Selftrade Products & Services board. 08:22

Re: Leaving Selftrade

Hargreaves Lansdown or Youinvest, satisfied customer of both - ISA and SIPP respectively.

Yes I use both of them, and also Barclays and TD Direct Investing.

TD Direct are very good, preferable to Barclays I think.

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