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Fri Sep 12

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richjfool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 08:09

Re: Alternatives to GBP

the Euro is expected to weaken ... the dollar is strengthening and expected to strengthen further ...

if the euro were expected to weaken by (say) 5% against the dollar over the next 6 months, then it would already be at the expected
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Thu Sep 11

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richjfool replied to the Brokers and Share Dealing board. 13:52

Re: Two-day settlement and BACS - PITA?

I make payments to my share dealing account, using the "Faster Payments" method, which guarantees they are credited within 2 hours, (or at least credited to my share dealing company's bank account within 2 hours). It works very well and [more]

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richjfool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 13:40

Re: Alternatives to GBP

I would have thought that an ETF long on the dollar and short on the Euro could be a (good) idea. The £ hasn't fallen so far against the Euro, and the Euro is expected to weaken (with the possibility of QE type activity by the ECB, or at least [more]

Mon Sep 8

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 01:59

Re: Scots Referendum

Yes, Standard Life did pull back yesterday, though not enough for me, - it still hasn't undone the gains of last week's Canadian sale news. I was hoping to top up before the 10th(ex-div), but as my main holding is up some 70%, I need a greater [more]

Tue Sep 2

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 03:12

Re: Tesco Trading Statement

(AS a customer), I would go to the supermarket that was nearest to me, (and) with easy parking, roomy aisles, no or short queues, the range of products that I wanted, and reasonable prices.

Thus I wouldn't go to supermarkets that were far [more]

Sun Aug 31

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 14:19

Re: Substitute for Personal Assets

"I don't see the point of LWLI, since it is I effect an IT that buys other ITs' shares. Why not do that yourself to avoid a second layer of charges?"

Because most brokers charge a fixed transaction fee whereas the IT charges a
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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 06:38

Re: Substitute for Personal Assets

Dodd,

I have been following your thoughts on PNL and possible alternatives with interest. I reduced my holding of PNL last year, but am sticking with my residual holding.

You mention LWLI, which whilst I wouldn't see LWLI as a [more]

Fri Aug 22

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 01:39

Re: Week Ahead: Aug 25 - 29 (35/52)

Also:

Friday Aug 29th:

Henderson Far Eastern Income trust (HFEL) - Qtly Dividend Paid: 4.70p

Mon Aug 18

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 12:48

Re: Comparison of dividends reinvested


Higher yield doesn't necessarily mean a higher total return

jfh55,

My post was responding to the OP's comparison of different dividend yields and dividend growth rates, thus total return and growth stocks didn't come into. [more]

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 11:07

Re: Comparison of dividends reinvested

The comparison also ignores the fact that one could be investing that higher dividend from share A into another higher yielding stock, (all) along the way, thus further enhancing the return from Share A.

Fri Aug 15

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:55

Re: Considering British Sky Broadcasting Group

It's on my Watchlist, but it's the Murdoch connection that puts me off.

Wed Aug 13

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richjfool replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:45

Re: FirstGroup - hold or dump?

I would sit down and study the prospects for the company, and decide whether I felt it worth holding as a recovery stock.

(I don't have a view on it myself, as I don't hold it?)

Tue Aug 12

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richjfool replied to the Investment Strategies board. 09:50

Re: Favourite Stocks?

Berendsen and Associated British Foods, from the mid caps, and from the big boys: Prudential, Standard Life and Reckitt Benckiser. All my picks from my own research (that have done well).

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 09:37

Re: Is FMPI a good alternative to LSLI

I was rather hoping that L'Universal would have given his assassination, sorry assessment, on this one, (and helped broaden and diversify my vocabulary at the same time).

Though I suspect it would revolve around double charging, high TER's [more]

Mon Aug 11

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 17:09

Re: Murray International Trust Half Yearly Resul

Like a few other trusts, Murray Int. likes to confuse the public by dribbling out news without warning. It also takes an average three months between declaring dividends and paying them: longer than any other income IT known to [more]

Sun Aug 10

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richjfool replied to the International - Expat Investors board. 15:43

Re: Restricting non-res UK Personal allowance

After looking through the proposals ISTM that they MAY be leaning towards 'this should not apply in circumstances where individuals have strong economic connections to the UK' see Sect 7, Q 5.1.
So those UK citizens who have retired abroad and
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richjfool replied to the International - Expat Investors board. 13:17

Re: Restricting non-res UK Personal allowance

GN100, thank you for bringing this to people's attention.

I'm currently still reading it and trying to assimilate the proposals.

I'm a UK citizen, born & brought up and worked all my life in the UK, who upon retirement chose to [more]

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richjfool replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 11:30

Re: entry point into IT's

"..... advice on the 3 I've selected to fit in my portfolio"

Templeton Emerging Markets (10% discount)
F&C Global Smaller Companies (0.93% premium)
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust (1.22%
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