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by dspp
January 20th, 2017, 11:24 pm
Forum: Science
Topic: Tesla Powerwall #2
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Tesla Powerwall #2

H, In my opinion the right way to use car battery packs is in a 2-stage lifecycle. Use the first x% of the cyclic duty in cars, then demount and install them in large-scale battery farms for the remaining y% of the cyclic duty. That way you roughly halve the cost of a new battery pack to the auto-wo...
by dspp
January 20th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: HYP?-So Yesterday!
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: HYP?-So Yesterday!

My opinion ... As I'm sure you know I run a mixture of low cost Vanguard index trackers, and 30+ HYP. To my mind the concentration risk inherent in a 15 HYP over a prolonged period is too great. I do not see trusts as being worth the cost unless one is deliberately using them to attack a specific se...
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 1398

Re: Brexit

msj, If I had to characterise it snappily, which is always a dangerous thing, then blue collar + blue rinse might be about right. There is more banker-bashing in that than is often reported. The blue-collar lot are definitely feeling aggrieved, just in my opinion they picked the wrong target. I thin...
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 8:12 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 1398

Re: Brexit

msj - - Like I said I might have been mixing you up with someone else. Clearly I am, that's why I asked in case I was mistaken, apologies for asking. - Glad to hear that you have lived in those countries. More than I have (I moved country more frequently). So your take is more interesting & pote...
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 6:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 1398

Re: Brexit

ms - That's my interpretation of the non-immigrant part of the post-poll-surveys, e.g. http://lordashcroftpolls.com/2016/06/how-the-united-kingdom-voted-and-why/ . You are entitled to your own opinion. Mine is largely based on the regional differences; the out/in-work differences; and the social/edu...
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 1398

Re: Brexit

Being a tax haven is fine, until the rest of the world gets fed up and retaliates. It is a fine line to walk - probably as fine as the line between tax planning, avoidance and evasion. One man's avoidance is another man's evasion. The same fine line exists at any level including between states and a...
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 'by the quality of his enemies'
Replies: 25
Views: 527

Re: 'by the quality of his enemies'

ac - thanks, genuinely interested, no hurry - regards, dspp
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 83
Views: 1398

Re: Brexit

I appreciate the concept of London becoming a low-tax mega haven just offshore Europe. It might work* though I am not convinced that the tax wins (due to greater volumes) would offset the tax losses (due to a lower rate). However it only took small innocuous tax changes for the Eurobond/Eurodollar m...
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 12:08 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 'by the quality of his enemies'
Replies: 25
Views: 527

Re: 'by the quality of his enemies'

ac, You make a very good point about Zionism being an ethnocentric political concept and I'm going to mull over that. I don't dispute the nakhba, or indeed any of the activities of the Palmach / Irgun / Haganah / etc. whether against the Arabs or the British. Indeed I have often taken my Israeli fri...
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: HSBC CEO Says Bankers Generating 20% of London Revenue May Move
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: HSBC CEO Says Bankers Generating 20% of London Revenue May Move

Right, having said the below let's try taking this as an investment matter. Let's assume HSBC and UBS et al are not bluffing (I'm assuming we are well beyond that stage now) and are going to move some staff out of London to - in those cases - Paris & Frankfurt. Does this affect the valuation of ...
by dspp
January 19th, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: HSBC CEO Says Bankers Generating 20% of London Revenue May Move
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: HSBC CEO Says Bankers Generating 20% of London Revenue May Move

Please, I appreciate this has been moved from HYP Practical to Banking Sector. If this is turns towards a banking sector investment-related discussion then it can stay here. If it is a Brexitfest then it will be moved along again down in to Polite Discussions. Thank you for understanding & co-o...
by dspp
January 18th, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cutting the Gordian Knot
Replies: 120
Views: 1757

Re: Cutting the Gordian Knot

TOC Thanks you are correct in your understanding of what I said. Personal observation from having lived in Spain and France is that a lot of the retired British out there cannot afford to return and would be broke of they did so. A smaller (but not insignificant) number are broke out there. The numb...
by dspp
January 18th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Welcome - this is the LF equivalent of "Bert's Sanctuary" on TMF
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Welcome - this is the LF equivalent of "Bert's Sanctuary" on TMF

SalvorHardin wrote:Perhaps it could be retitled as .........

SH - the Gods of Stooz and Clariman said a new subtitle was OK and it happened. regards, dspp
by dspp
January 17th, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Cutting the Gordian Knot
Replies: 120
Views: 1757

Re: Cutting the Gordian Knot

Does the UK care if some retirees get ejected and have to spend their pensions here? Not so much. Does the UK care if a lot of broke pensioners end up returning from Spain and demanding a la carte NHS and 5-star social care. Hell yes. Be careful what you wish for. You may get it. regards, dspp
by dspp
January 16th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Welcome - this is the LF equivalent of "Bert's Sanctuary" on TMF
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Welcome - this is the LF equivalent of "Bert's Sanctuary" on TMF

SH - Various points, no particular order, personal perspective only: 1. This is the INVESTORS ROUNDTABLE area. It is not for emotional chit chat. Anybody doing that should head down to POLITE DEBATE. 2. I sense we are all trying - and largely succeeding - in having a cultural reset in the TMF > TLF ...
by dspp
January 16th, 2017, 10:43 am
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Welcome - this is the LF equivalent of "Bert's Sanctuary" on TMF
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Welcome - this is the LF equivalent of "Bert's Sanctuary" on TMF

I hope it will be a place with the same qualities as the original board. Speaking for myself and hopefully others who were excluded from the original board, I hope that this board will aspire to higher qualities than the original. I would ask that the word "Sanctuary" be removed from the ...
by dspp
January 15th, 2017, 5:40 pm
Forum: Oil & Gas & Energy (Sector & Companies)
Topic: Hurricane Energy (HUR)
Replies: 35
Views: 2024

Re: Hurricane Energy (HUR)

Carcosa & PeterGray, Good points which I am mindful of, esp re overhang of CA warrants at 20p, and produceability/URF. Another one is that having the institutions heavily on board means that it is unlikely the majors can sweat HUR into cash-starvation. Also if the overall resources/reserves come...
by dspp
January 15th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: TD Regular Investing
Replies: 24
Views: 699

Re: TD Regular Investing

Try ii at £80/yr and no %fees. (http://www.iii.co.uk/)
by dspp
January 15th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: DAB recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: DAB recommendation

I have used John Lewis : John Lewis Spectrum Duo DAB/FM Bluetooth NFC Digital Radio, Berry Red £59.95 I am in a rural town, close by some seldom used traintracks. The radio is actually below train track level in my ground floor. I find that there are only about a dozen DAB stations that work ever. W...
by dspp
January 15th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Transferring and transforming an ISA. Is this a sensible approach?
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Transferring and transforming an ISA. Is this a sensible approach?

Personally I use ii for Vanguard index ETFs. Cost £80/yr. No commission. Does the job. regards, dspp

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