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Sat Jul 26

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 07:50

Re: BBY / CLLN merger speculation

And I also think of the Warren Buffett quote "When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact", which doesn't exactly [more]

Fri Jul 25

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 08:02

Re: The new reality ?

Predicting risk is way above my job grade

You predict risk every time you make an investment. If you are smart you only invest in assets that you at least have some idea of the risk involved.

Same for banks. Not just about [more]

Mon Jul 21

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 17:03

Re: The new reality ?

Getting on in the UK and going to the top is not difficult it just requires hard work please stop trying to say the dice are loaded.

But the stats you yourself have provided show just how loaded the dice in fact are! Hardly any kids [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 09:13

Re: The new reality ?

There's nothing stopping the 'plebs', as you call them, from also applying for those jobs if they feel they are able.

Having parents with no interest in their childrens' education or future.

Going to a school where it is [more]

Sat Jul 19

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lookingforclues replied to the Golf Nuts board. 08:44

Re: Rough

It seems to me that there's no way Rory would have found that ball if the guy hadn't been there.

ISTM that if you have a lot of people looking for a ball then combing the rough in the way the police do when looking for evidence, i.e. [more]

Tue Jul 15

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 14:57

Re: Investment to keep pace with residential HPI

Yes, the issue is that I don't yet know where I want to live in 4 years time.

In that case I would put the house money into the best interest-bearing 3-4 year savings bond I could find. IMO equities are too risky on a 4-year [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 14:02

Re: Magnets

I read an article which mentioned that placing magnets under a mattress was helpful to people who suffer from cramp in the night.

I read an article once (possibly the same journal?) that said that if you place a pea under the mattress [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 13:56

Re: Investment to keep pace with residential HPI

I will shortly be selling my main residential property and moving into rented accommodation for a period of about 4 years. I then intend using my remaining funds to purchase a new property. The reasons for this are a combination of location and [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 08:00

Re: HYPing from the Master

Woodford has a very concentrated portfolio so to that extent he is being brave and has the courage of his convictions to go against the grain.

With OPM!

Survivor bias is an interesting point as well but I am not sure it [more]

Fri Jul 11

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lookingforclues replied to the Gold & Other Precious Metals board. 07:48

Re: Problem for some

Just try and imagine what the price of gold would do if the price of oil where to go to nearly $2000

I'm just trying to get my head around what the Global economy would be like with oil representing 100% of gdp.

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lookingforclues replied to the Soco International plc board. 07:34

Re: Is "imminent" over now?

You didn't need to be lucky in order to understand that the increasing demand for energy from the emerging market nations would push up the oil price

Aargh! Hate, hate the search engine on TMF. I'm trying to find the slew of posts [more]

Thu Jul 10

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 06:57

Re: Woodford Top 10

I do not think 'respected academics' and investing are a very good mix. Most respected academics would not know a good share from a poor one

Maybe not but they do at least have a reasonable grasp of statistics.

Mon Jun 30

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 12:34

Re: STB Performance Model

For me at least this has been a very interesting thread but if the main remaining point of disagreement is the meaning of a single English word

I accept there is a degree of semantics here but the key point for me is that it is [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 09:25

Re: STB Performance Model

We are all gamblers. Accept it and move on

Sadly an increasing number of gamblers, problem gamblers, cannot. Whilst there may be difficulty in trying to define what separates gambling from investing there is no confusion over the kind [more]

Fri Jun 27

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 08:05

Re: Seventh anniversary of my HYP

'Only 14.8%' in 7 years is due to the timing

Not entirely. 7 years ago the FTSE 100 was around 6600. With divis reinvested you would now be up just over 30% if in a tracker.

Not to say you won't go on to do better in future [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 07:22

Re: STB Performance Model

GAT

So a speculator is someone who chases high return, presumably regardless of risk, and regardless of risk adjusted return?

So the guy in case A is a speculator after all?


No, not if they operate appropriate money [more]

Thu Jun 26

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 16:30

Re: STB Performance Model

GAT

Your definition of gambling / trading / speculation appears to be a particular form of investment that is (a) riskier and (b) more short term, than other forms of investment

No that's not it at all.

Dubious has [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 13:55

Re: STB Performance Model

The key point is not that all investors/traders are the same, but that there is not a clearly defined line between 2 types (traders vs investors). Everyone sits someone on a line based on their timescale for investment decisions.

I'm [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 11:35

Re: STB Performance Model

There has been quite a lot of discussion on this thread on the distinction between 'traders' and 'investors'. From my perspective this is an arbitrary distinction, and really only a discussion about timescales

IMO it's not just about [more]

Wed Jun 25

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 07:46

Re: Bite this!!

Uruguay v Columbia in the next round looks a mouth-watering proposition.

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