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Wed May 27

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 17:52

Re: GRG DRX SBRY

If you buy more than 15 or 20 you might as well buy a cheap FTSE 100 tracker

Really?

If you buy a FTSE 100 tracker then you pay annual charges, do not get to buy in equal weights, are forced to buy and sell shares as they [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 16:07

Re: GRG DRX SBRY

So what you suggest is buying more and more shares. Where does this end? Holding the entire FTSE 100?

There are no limits to the benefits of diversification when it comes to shares. There may be a law of diminishing returns, less and [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 10:12

Re: GRG DRX SBRY

2) top up SBRY – I could use the proceeds from GRG sale or use ‘new’ funds

I would avoid topping up shares that have fallen. Risks channeling money into a perennial loser.

I would also avoid selling shares that have risen. [more]

Tue May 26

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 09:08

Re: Investing for retirement

The point I made was that for the purposes of making investment decisions today, broad investment statistics for the period 1900 to 1920 are subsumed by the rapid changes that have taken place in recent decades. It is certainly beyond my ability, [more]

Sat May 23

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 11:47

Re: Friday's ridiculous question....

It was an orangutan

Which is one of the 4 great apes or hominidae.
The others being chimps, gorillas and us.

lfc

Thu May 21

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 08:56

Re: I LOVE GILTS. is it just me???

DEM

Let me give you an idea of my stream of consciousness experience as I read your post....

But yes, it is clearly true that one broad scenario in which long-only equity outperforms is clearly when I hold the same quantity of [more]

Wed May 20

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 09:31

Re: I LOVE GILTS. is it just me???

Dem

I consider myself a reasonably intelligent chap (I've been tested) but struggle with a lot of what you post. Whilst I fully accept this could be my problem I find it hard to believe I'm alone. When I have difficulty understanding [more]

Tue May 19

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lookingforclues replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 10:53

Re: Is owning a home...an impossible dream?

Yes of course an individual bus driver can move to Nottingham, but they ALL can't

They wouldn't all need to. Market forces are such that if enough did up sticks then pretty soon London firemen would need to be paid more competitively [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Property - Markets and Trends board. 09:26

Re: Is owning a home...an impossible dream?

Just found out my second cousin has obtained an internship at a fashion house in London (really).
How fantastic !!

Should she just go up North instead?
Paris - Milan - New York - Scunthorpe
No, doesn't have the same ring to
[more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 07:26

Re: ring ring redux

Bubble-bursting occurs when either of Fed hikes can appear cyclically "normal"; or if Chinese FAI goes properly tits-up

It will be interesting to see what impact the Yuan becoming a Global reserve currency will have on this. [more]

Mon May 18

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 06:58

Re: Labour....

The point is, without the efforts of the hundred folk employed in the business, there'd be no business & no "modest pile" to enjoy

Yes there would because a different hundred people would be employed.

I've [more]

Fri May 15

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lookingforclues posted to the Beerpig's Snug board. 10:43

Eng vs NZ

Another opportunity arises to make some money by betting against England, this time 12/5 available on NZ for the first test.

If anyone is thinking I'm anti-England I can assure them I'm not. I want England to win I just don't think we will. [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Beerpig's Snug board. 06:57

Re: Another punctuation.

Sounds like a very depressing novel.

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 06:54

Re: Portfolio Risk Assessment

If the capital fluctuates, then one has to be concerned with market timing

No one doesn't. Money is presumably drawn down in cost-efficient chunks as needed. If divis are not taken then they are presumably reinvested. You can run any [more]

Thu May 14

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 20:59

Re: Portfolio Risk Assessment

First of all, there may be losses rather than gains.

True but there may be gains rather than losses.

Second, if the share price falls significantly, then more shares have to be sold to realise the required [more]

Wed May 13

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 18:10

Re: Portfolio Risk Assessment

How can the risk of a particular portfolio be quantified and/or measured against another?

Very easily once you answer the question 'risk of what?'

lfc

Thu May 7

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 21:58

Re: Sell in May......

There was no ”initial argument” merely a little evidence of some selling and a question.

Oh, nonsense, there was a link to

“Investors withdraw record £1bn from UK equity [more]

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lookingforclues replied to the Investment Strategies board. 07:09

Re: Stocks vs Bonds in an inflationary environment

Hi Courant

I can't seem to access the article but would be interested to know how many inflationary shocks they have looked at (i.e. what is their 'n' number) to support their conclusions?

lfc

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 07:03

Re: Sell in May......

Mikel2

The Yellen comments, and subsequent (small) stock market dip, have come after your OP regarding fund withdrawals and are therefore irrelevant to that initial argument. As has been pointed out, there was no significant price weakness [more]

Tue May 5

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lookingforclues replied to the Bert's Investor Sanctuary board. 07:17

Re: Sell in May......

“Investors withdraw record £1bn from UK equity funds”

Presumably any shares sold will have been bought by someone else.

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