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Wed Apr 27

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ScrumpyJack replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 20:37

Re: GSK Q1 Results

I feel this has been the scuttlebutt for three or four years now.

I wish it were just gossip or rumour, but in the last 4 years shareholders funds have fallen from £8 billion to £5.1 billion and intangible assets have risen [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 18:14

Re: GSK Q1 Results

But don't overlook the fact that actual eps was 5.8p, not the 'core' 19.8p. The 'core' figure excludes all the exceptionals, which happen every quarter and and almost all are a normal part of trading as a pharmaceutical co.

They will need a [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Pensions - Self-Invested - SIPPs board. 17:19

Re: AJ Bell Dividend Payment

I would add, AJ Bell are the only broker I use that credit the dividend to my account on the day it is paid by the company.

TD Direct also credit dividends on the day of payment, though the earliest you can withdraw them to your bank [more]

Mon Apr 25

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ScrumpyJack replied to the EU Referendum - Stay or Go? board. 16:24

Re: Now I know how the scots felt in 2014!!

The list of disadvantages, particularly point 1, is a huge advantage in our current economic environment. It's big enough to me to outweigh the others disadvantages you list hence me commenting on devaluation as mostly [more]

Sun Apr 24

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 15:57

Re: concrete entire UK and prices would still rise

Albert Edwards is sad. “Utterly depressed,” in fact. Earlier this month, he was warning of a “tidal wave of defaults”. Today, the SocGen permabear laments that “these central bankers will destroy the enfeebled world economy and political chaos [more]

Sat Apr 16

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 17:57

Re: Brexit: Mortgage rates 'likely to go up'

If mortgage rates go up it should mean that savings rates will follow, so that savers will enjoy the novelty of actually receiving some income on their savings for the first time in several years.

Has Osborne just shot himself in the foot
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Fri Apr 15

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Golf Nuts board. 17:56

Re: Bunker rakes

If you are really taking this seriously...

While there aren't any official rules about rake placement, there are rules of thumb and guidelines provided by the USGA in Decision Misc./2.

The USGA states in that [more]

Thu Apr 14

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 13:23

Re: Still depressing, after all these years

(4) Flats rented to council tenants at cost of interest payments on borrowing money for (1+2)

and don't forget that charging below market rents is an indiscriminate subsidy. Some may deserve it but many absolutely do not. Bob Crow for [more]

Tue Apr 12

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ScrumpyJack replied to the EU Referendum - Stay or Go? board. 19:11

Re: Bootle The Trouble with Europe

If the state can churn out half a million/year students leaving uni with £60,000 debt each, which more recently has been raised to a inflation + 4% interest rate that's £30 billion/year of debt paying inflation +4%, when the state can [more]

Mon Apr 11

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 11:20

Re: The Musk endeavours

Norway has a population of about 5.25m people, and has achieved a level of supplying 99% of required electricity from renewable's via hydropower plants -

Well it's easy if you have loads of reliable running water. The power will [more]

Sun Apr 10

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ScrumpyJack replied to the EU Referendum - Stay or Go? board. 14:52

Re: Cameron's woes

There are CEOs of Charities, not to mention other good people like doctors and dentist, hospital managers and contractors to Government are who earn far more than that; Not to emntion that most of Cameron's income is 'not pensionable', many in my [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the EU Referendum - Stay or Go? board. 07:49

Re: Cameron's woes

Ironic that Cameron shows an income of 200k, whilst all the sneering BBC announcers are paid a lot more than that. For a Prime Minister that is not a lot. The man runnning the Co-op, Richard Pennycook,an honourable man thought his own pay was too [more]

Fri Apr 8

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ScrumpyJack replied to the EU Referendum - Stay or Go? board. 18:36

Re: £9m pro-EU leafleting unlawful?

Someone has to tell the electorate the truth.

Indeed, but there are so many distortions and absurd overstatements in this pamphlet that it shoots itself in the foot! Anyone with an open mind can see that and the likely effect of this [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Golf Nuts board. 09:38

Re: Oh Ernie ;-((

Six putt on the first hole....

and the first one was from less than 3 feet!

Thu Apr 7

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Investment Strategies board. 17:06

Re: Net Real

With the investment income surcharge this raised the top rate on investment income to 98%, the highest permanent rate since the war.

It actually went over 100% one year because Dennis 'Soak the rich' Healey had a retrospective [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 11:58

Re: The Musk endeavours

So, some use a waste product from the timber industry that would otherwise rot & create co2 and by burning this creates energy and the same amount of co2 and this is bad? Looks like a carbon neutral scheme to me. The co2 transport costs are [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 11:27

Re: The Musk endeavours

Renewables are fine I have no problem with then however they have their place in a diverse electricity supply system not the whole of it. I am only hostile to the idea of trying to run a grid solely on renewables when it has not been done before [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Tesco plc board. 11:19

Re: The state of Tesco

They've always taken credit cards in Scotland, and I saw reported in 2014 that they now take them in all branches. Perhaps not.

It was over a year ago I last tried, so maybe they have changed their policy. Good if they have as it [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 10:07

Re: Persecuting landlords increases rents

There is potentially billions in taxes that otherwise just won't be realised. George Osborne must know this (I hope!). He chose not to do it in the last budget, I don't pretend to understand his political machinations why but I'm sure that tax [more]

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ScrumpyJack replied to the Tesco plc board. 09:58

Re: The state of Tesco

My Lidl will certainly only take cash or debit cards, they will not take credit cards

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