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

Re: HYP - further buying today

Today was the day I finally pulled the trigger on my Capital Preservation ITs and I sold my holdings in Personal Assets, Ruffer and Capital Gearing. I've kept the Rothschild Investment Trust though. So PNL, RICA and CGT have all gone.
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Thu Jul 31

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 16:59

Re: BBY / CLLN merger speculation

Well it all sounds like "tinkering" to me. Whilst I'm not against it in the slightest, I thought HYP purists were (against tinkering)!

Wed Jul 30

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 04:21

Re: Special dividends

Yes, I've had them recently from Compass and Booker. In the case of Compass it involved an adjustment to the number of share held. My 500 became 470, which has messed up my round figure holding. I opted to receive that payment as a return of capital [more]

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 12:25

Re: JETI offer to convert

Further to my post above, I note in the letter they use the word "convert" rather than "switch", but as I said it would involve no trading or transaction costs.

If you wish to research the holdings of the two trusts, [more]

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 11:52

Re: JETI offer to convert

Salimandre, holders of JETI (the income IT) and JETG (the growth version of the same IT) are allowed to switch between one and the other, in either direction, twice a year, if they so wish, without incurring any dealing/transaction costs. [more]

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 08:35

Re: What if you lose mental capacity?

Geoff, discuss your situation with a local solicitor or two, and if you can find one in tune with your thinking, see if they will agree to a pre-determined flat or reduced fee to do what you require.

Mon Jul 28

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 10:58

Re: Week Ahead: Jul 28 - Aug 1 (31/52)

A couple more dividends to be paid on 31st July, involving IT's:

Henderson International Trust (HINT)
Middlefield Canadian Income Trust (MCT)
Schroder Oriental Income Trust (SOI)

Sat Jul 26

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 14:37

Re: PNL AGM

No, because returns are more about dividends than capital. That is the point the Directors of PNL have failed to grasp.
As far as PNL is concerned that's not altogether true, is it. PNL's objective is wealth preservation, not income [more]

Fri Jul 25

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richjfool replied to the Improve the Fool board. 03:53

Re: A little bit of proof reading goes a long wa

When I went to school a "ft" was a foot and it still is today. And 3ft = 1 yard.

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 03:44

Re: Interesting Times

Yes, a full yard of ft's.

Thu Jul 24

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 14:13

Re: Temple Bar I.T div

I was less keen to note that he has recently jumped on the gold bandwagon, - well added a small position to the portfolio. For a UK G&I (Equity Income) trust, I can't see that a tiny holding in gold is going to either protect or enhance the [more]

Tue Jul 22

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 03:55

Re: Poll: Number of Holdings

I've voted based on my 17 directly held HYP stocks,(i.e. e xcluding a few growth stocks I hold).

Note I also hold a similar number of income focussed IT's., which I have excluded from the poll.

Sun Jul 20

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 02:19

Re: Modelling divs a year ahead

I interpreted the OP's remark, -"Wow what happened to my original question", as a light-hearted, flippant - "Wow look how much the topic has evolved", rather than a ... "my question hasn't been answered".

Wed Jul 16

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 04:01

Re: Greene King prelims

Yes, thank you VM for a very comprehensive, informative and useful post. It way surpasses TMF articles.

Tue Jul 15

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 15:13

Re: SLI Property Income Trust share issue

Premiums are more common with property income IT's.

Mon Jul 14

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:49

Re: VOD

I really don't understand the point which seems to be constantly made about so-called contradictory articles by TMF.

One of the articles was authored by Rupert Hargeaves, the other by Mark Holder. I am sure TMF don't first ask each of
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richjfool posted to the Improve the Fool board. 11:53

A little bit of proof reading goes a long way

As there is now no opportunity to point out errors & omissions in TMF articles nowadays, it makes the need for proof-reading even more important.

Indeed it shouldn't be too difficult in view of how brief and lightweight the articles [more]

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:07

Re: VOD

One doesn't have to wait for the following week to see contradictory MF articles. They are often in the same week or even the very next day.

This one about VOD, was posted on 8th July, 2 days previously, in the same week:

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Thu Jul 3

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 03:01

Re: Greene King prelims

(Greene King) -- a bit frothy at the moment?!

Sat Jun 28

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 07:29

Re: DS Smith results

JC,

This is Questor's latest view on SMDS (viewing may require registration):

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