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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 4 hours ago

Re: The Fear: Sainsburys

surely you're not suggesting we only buy rising shares?

No I'm suggesting we don't top up or add to falling shares.

If buying a portfolio from scratch I'd be perfectly happy to include supermarkets.

If [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 14:05

Re: The Fear: Sainsburys

People will always need to buy food

Yep, just as people will always want banking services.

There was a chap hereabouts that went overweight on supermarkets in the belief that they offered defensive qualities. What the stock [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investing for Income board. 06:38

Re: Long retirement

My wife and I are about 50, own our own home and have £1.2 million in additional assets. This consists of about 80% equitities and 20% cash, mainly in DC pensions and ISAs.

Does the income from these assets meet your needs? If so [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 17:52

Re: Mediterranean lifestyle

The research team said their results should be interpreted cautiously because mice are nocturnal animals, covered in fur, which are not usually exposed to much sunlight.

The mice, who did after all pay for the construction of the [more]

Thu Oct 23

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 19:41

Re: Boris style economic future?

So more independence for English cities will make them flourish but more independence for Scotland won't.

Heavenstobetsy, yfb, Scots have voted against economic armageddon and are now, for the most part, getting on with their lives [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Macro Topics board. 06:57

Re: Foreclosure Mess

I feel somewhat vindicated having held a highly contrarian view at the time (and a huge helping of gilts down to 1.x% yields); would you disagree

Since the date of the OP;

Gilts prices (IGLT) up 10%
FTSE 100 up [more]

Sun Oct 12

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 15:49

Re: And you are all ok with this?

therefore the choice is to put your money in volatile stocks that may or may not cut your income with no prior notice and at the same time risk your original capital for about 2-3% per year preumium as opposed to a miraid of fixed rate savings [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 06:32

Re: Where have all the buyers gone?

and we don't try to tell each other that we shouldn't have made those comments or that we should have commented on other aspects than we did.

What, by responding to others posts with terminology such as;

For goodness' [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 06:22

Re: And you are all ok with this?

Wyndrum

The stock market is a high risk, uncertain means of savings with no guarantees.

What you seem to be missing is context. You say equities are high risk (something I'm sure most would agree with!) but high risk relative [more]

Sat Oct 11

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lookingforclues replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 18:08

Re: Where have all the buyers gone?

But IMHO a perfectly fair response to the paragraph of that post that I quoted - and the reason I quoted it was (as usual) to let people know what I was responding to. I wasn't even trying to explain significant across the board falls over several [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 09:08

Re: Where have all the buyers gone?

storybooks

Do I sell and stop the rot and hope to recoup the losses by buying at lower prices?

If you do this then you should ask yourself the question 'why didn't I sell before the latest falls?' Presumably you were happy [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Paulypilot's Pub - Share Ideas board. 09:00

Re: Where have all the buyers gone?

And the comments you quote are clearly about the short term.

They would have to be about the very short term indeed if they refer to market makers holding stock! AFAIA market makers provide liquidity and will buy and [more]

Wed Oct 8

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lookingforclues replied to the Oil & Gas - Markets & Trends board. 07:24

Re: Kemp: time for a good sweating in the oil ma

Impvesta, the numbers in your links are old, the most recent is 2011

The BP statistical review for 2014 gives the following numbers for oil consumption;

Year World OECD

2011 88934 46040
2012 89931 45545
2013 [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 07:02

Re: redirected from t'other place - FAO wyndrum

Wyndrum

I have a projected expectation of gain over a period of time on every trade

If you are investing in equities you need to take a portfolio approach. Expecting every share you buy to deliver a positive return is a path [more]

Tue Oct 7

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:47

Re: This post might not last long...

Wyndrum

I am sure you will be able to point to othr stocks that have performed in line but to me as none of these falls were expected its a bit of a lottery. (And goodness knows I can cope with that mentality day trading), but If its a [more]

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lookingforclues posted to the Does Anybody Know? board. 09:22

2 centre living

In about 5 years time my wife and I hope to have the option to spend the winter months abroad. With this in mind we'd like to scope out possible locations.

For me the priority is climate and access to tennis and golf. Spain and Portugal seem [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 07:03

Re: 'Dow 17000'

Jack

And if something looks good value, there's no point somehow waiting for the market to sink in case it drags it into even deeper value. An ebbing tide doesn't sink all boats. If you had come to the decision on the eve of the millenium [more]

Mon Oct 6

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 16:11

Re: This post might not last long...

As I know to my cost the "inactivity" clauses charged by brokers meanse that LTBH is not free

Neither of my brokers, Halifax nor Youinvest, charge inactivity fees.

To that needs to be added the costs generated by [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:59

Re: This post might not last long...

I suspect that your real problem is that you nay have bought the wrong shares

If, as I do, you hold over 60 shares equal weighted on purchase then you will be more diversified than if you hold a FTSE tracker that has over 40% in the [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 08:20

Re: This post might not last long...

HYP is just a sub-set of active investing.

If you adopt a LTBH philosophy then HYP is pretty much the antithesis of active investing. It's about as passive as you can get!

lfc

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