richjfool

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Tue Sep 1

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 12:19

Re: How do you decide?

There are different ways to look at these things, not least depending on one's priorities, e.g. whether one is solely seeking income, or is also seeking growth. What time scales you have in mind, what level of risk are you happy to take, how much [more]

Fri Aug 28

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 22:05

Re: Temple Bar constituents

I am a long term holder of both Temple Bar and City of London trusts and note both have Shell, HSBA and BP in their top 10 holdings. Temple Bar however has much higher percentage holdings of those stocks, which I currently feel less comfortable with, [more]

Mon Aug 24

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 10:29

Re: Murray International

Note this was over a month ago:

http://citywire.co.uk/money/investment-trust-watch-murray-in...

Portfolio:

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Fri Aug 21

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 19:17

Re: Week Ahead: Aug 24 - 28 (35/53)

A couple of bonus one's (IT's):

28th August:

HFEL
HINT
EAT

Wed Aug 12

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 14:54

Re: Murray International

Whilst the manager is defensive and has had concerns about markets falls, he has maintained a strong exposure to Emerging and Asian markets which has left the trust vulnerable to the latest Chinese troubles, devaluation and market falls in Asia.

Wed Jul 22

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richjfool replied to the Investing for Income board. 09:57

Re: Fears for Footsie dividends

I note that SLET's yield is around 2.8%, whereas CTY and TMPL with their large holdings in Shell and HSBC are yielding 3.7% - 3.9%. Noting the comments at the end of the Citywire article, Moore's purchases wouldn't seem to be enhancing the yield on [more]

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richjfool replied to the Investing for Income board. 08:37

Re: Fears for Footsie dividends

A related article:

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Sat Jul 11

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 14:41

Re: Changes to Dividend Tax

I think some people are trying to read too much into what was announced. The way I see it the £5000 allowance is specifically for investment dividend income. The ordinary personal allowance of £11000 (2016/17) relates to earned income, or [more]

Tue Jun 30

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 15:55

Re: So, what are you buying / thinking of buying

Bought some RICA last week to increase protection/defensive part of portfolio.

Bought (back into) HEFT (Henderson European Focus Trust) during yesterday's falls to increase European exposure.

Already hold some EAT.

Reduced [more]

Sun Jun 28

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 14:04

Re: An Asia focussed IT

I like and hold:
Aberdeen Asian Income Trust -(AAIF) - well respected and prudently run.
Schroder Oriental Income - (SOI)- good solid performance.

I have a reduced holding of Henderson Far East Income (HFEL)- Although it has a higher [more]

Fri Apr 15

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richjfool wrote 06:25

whether to offload my holding of national Grid

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