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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 06:19

Re: One way bet

The world seems to be heading into constant deferral of purchases, and it will be cheaper tomorrow mentality. Thereby making commodities and food retail an indicator of the malaise which will spread further into other industries once it catches [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 06:05

Re: When things were rotten

Rob

This is how BEGS describes the data

Figure 8 illustrates the performance of equities against gilts and cash for various holding
periods. The first column shows that over a holding period of two years, equities
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Fri Aug 14

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 06:56

Re: crash in late 2016?

I'm considering using my investments to clear my mortgage in 4 years time

Whereas I am using my (equity) investments to provide me with an income for the rest of my life with the capital eventually being passed to my kids. [more]

Mon Aug 10

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 17:44

Re: Books 2. What are your reading at the moment

But it always seems to me that it is for those who read "worthy" books, rather than the great unwashed like me, who read trashy stuff.

I read quite a lot and, until recently, just pulled books that took my fancy off the [more]

Thu Aug 6

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 06:51

Re: Fourth Test

Yep, Eng for me too and managed to grab them at 12/5 a couple of days ago.

lfc

Wed Aug 5

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lookingforclues replied to the Golf Nuts board. 07:49

Re: CONGU proposing changes...

AFAIK, and correct me if I'm wrong, one does not need to shoot an average of 28 or better over three cards to get an official handicap. If someone shoots an average of 40 over three cards at present, they'll be allocated a 28 [more]

Mon Aug 3

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lookingforclues replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 07:08

Re: George Osborne could kill off Britain’

I invest in shares as well so I can look at this very objectively.

I conclude that your post only shows you know nothing about the realities of being a landlord, and even more so about being a professional landlord.

If you want
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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 06:59

Re: Tactical Call Update

P103

Let us start with a portfolio, as you do, which contains a proportion of LTBH shares and a proportion of cash. We all agree that the portfolio is not fully invested.

It's not fully invested in equities but few peoples [more]

Sun Aug 2

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lookingforclues replied to the Wildlife board. 07:58

Re: Homo Moronis

WWF fund-raising meeting....

'How can we get more money in, guys?'

'How about a story of a wild animal being killed for sport?'

'OK, it should be a lion, king of beasts and all that'

'Yes, and let's name the lion, [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 07:10

Re: FTSE has never been so expensive

Terrapin1

Have you ever said, or posted a link that says, the market looks cheap?

Just wondering....

lfc

Sat Aug 1

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 20:51

Re: Tactical Call Update

But let no one be in any doubt as what an LTBH portfolio actually is. A LTBH portfolio is a fully market invested portfolio. Both security of capital and portfolio performance are entirely and forever at the complete mercy of the market. This [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 07:01

Re: The dangers of debalancing

I've never seen any convincing data that shows any form of rebalancing or debalancing or unbalancing or any other form of balancing beats a simple long term buy and hold strategy as long as there is adequate diversification to start with. [more]

Fri Jul 31

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lookingforclues replied to the Golf Nuts board. 16:59

Re: CONGU proposing changes...

I don't think it will lower the quality of golf

I can assure you it will. I play in seniors bounce games and there are several guys with handicaps in the mid-high 20's that hack their way round and lose balls regularly. This means a [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 09:44

Re: When to buy a HYP?

Any particular reason why you are restricting yourself to 15 shares? With £90k the costs shouldn't be significantly higher to buy twice that many which would give you access to more sectors of the economy and better diversification. If you only [more]

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lookingforclues posted to the Legal & General plc board. 08:44

equity release

Following a thread about equity release on the property board I'm wondering whether L&G might be a good investment as they seem to pop up on a lot of the price comparison websites for this type of product. Can't help thinking it could be a growth [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 07:48

Re: ...pensioners using homes as 'cash machines'

You might be right about it being poor value, but it also might be the same as work and old age I.e. Better than the alternative

Given the costs (£2000 set up fees and 6% loan seem typical) it's probably worth at least exploring [more]

Thu Jul 30

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 06:59

Re: Amateur & Pro thinking

and there was me thinking it's results that matter!

Really? I'd thought the initial lack of response to Ody's link was simply that it was universally recognised on here that good process is what matters but maybe there really are a [more]

Wed Jul 29

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 10:38

Re: Third test...

I managed to get 7/2 a couple of days ago.

Agree toss is crucial...

Tue Jul 28

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 06:55

Re: Changes to Dividend Tax

The existing starting rate for personal taxation of dividends is 10%, and as the dividend is accompanied by a Tax CREDIT of 10%, for basic rate taxpayers the effective rate is 10% - 10% = 0%. So you do not need to pay any tax and there is no paid [more]

Mon Jul 27

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 15:28

Re: HYP and market crash protection

What do you do to protect yourselves from the complete market crash?

1. Ensure I have enough income from e.g. pensions or cash drawdown for basic level survival.

2. Develop a mind-set that will allow me to accept a reduction [more]

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