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by CommissarJones
January 10th, 2017, 5:28 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Prince Left Gold Stash Worth $840,000
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Prince Left Gold Stash Worth $840,000

From Fortune: "At the time of his death, Prince had 67 10-ounce gold bars valued at about $840,000, $110,000 in four bank accounts, unclaimed property, and capital credits and cash."

http://fortune.com/2017/01/09/prince-hi ... ate-death/

The Gold Experience, indeed. (Ho ho.)
by CommissarJones
January 10th, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Hud (1963)
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Hud (1963)

I watched this recently for the first time in ages and had forgotten what a great piece of work it is, even when seen on a seatback video screen during a plane flight, as was the case this time. Paul Newman is terrific, of course, and his dialogue with Patricia Neal and Melvyn Douglas (both also ver...
by CommissarJones
December 6th, 2016, 4:17 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: IG Group
Replies: 40
Views: 1686

Re: IG Group

Raptor wrote:Share price down 37%, gone from 19 to 10 on my top-up but forecast yield 4.20% doesn't stir me. Mind you I still cannot find the FCA announcement do you have a link?

Raptor.


Here you go.

https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-relea ... e-products
by CommissarJones
December 6th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Trading my way to a million
Topic: The Long Road To ISA Millionaires
Replies: 44
Views: 3344

Re: The Long Road To ISA Millionaires

Would someone mind elaborating on the VOD dividend cover situation? At face value it's scarily low and also converted from dollars so I presume we'll be getting less thanks to the exchange rate? Apologies if I'm making a glaring error. I've been tempted by ISAT in that vague sector. Vodafone's divi...
by CommissarJones
December 6th, 2016, 12:48 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Islamic Gold Standard
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Islamic Gold Standard

by CommissarJones
December 5th, 2016, 12:03 am
Forum: Trading my way to a million
Topic: Your Best Investment...
Replies: 34
Views: 1503

Re: Your Best Investment...

I think Booker Group (BOK) would have to be my best-performing share. I bought in mid-2010 for about 42 pence a share, at which point the company had paid out a total dividend of 1.27p/share for its most recent fiscal year. The stock neared 190p last year (it's now back to 169p), the total dividend ...
by CommissarJones
November 28th, 2016, 9:57 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Islamic Gold Standard
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Islamic Gold Standard

This is set to be announced on Dec. 6, according to GoldCore. http://www.goldcore.com/us/gold-blog/islamic-gold-vital-new-dynamic-physical-gold-market/ The idea seems to be to provide guidance on employing gold in investments in accordance with Shariah law, with the aim of encouraging the use of bul...
by CommissarJones
November 27th, 2016, 4:53 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: CARD FACTORY
Replies: 22
Views: 959

Re: CARD FACTORY

I own CARD in my HYP and am delighted with its performance as an income stock. I bought in June 2015 at about 330 pence and topped up in October 2016 (on the same day as the CEO) at about 270p; the company has declared dividends exceeding 40p a share in total since my first purchase, so more of same...
by CommissarJones
November 24th, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: I see VOD is now below 200p
Replies: 39
Views: 1416

Re: I see VOD is now below 200p

I'm still feeling fairly bervous about my holding in VOD and have resisted the temptation to top up. That is a perfectly reasonable reaction. I have mixed feelings as well, to say the least, and also have held off buying VOD for the moment. In fact, several of my holdings are giving me coverage-rel...
by CommissarJones
November 24th, 2016, 5:45 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Russia Buys Gold Equal to 1.5% of Annual World Output
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Russia Buys Gold Equal to 1.5% of Annual World Output

CommissarJones wrote:48 million metric tons


Whoops, obviously that should be 48 metric tons.
by CommissarJones
November 24th, 2016, 1:11 pm
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Russia Buys Gold Equal to 1.5% of Annual World Output
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Russia Buys Gold Equal to 1.5% of Annual World Output

An interesting statistic here from broker GoldCore, which is commenting on the Russian central bank's purchase of 48 million metric tons of gold in October: "Total gold mining production globally is around 3,200 metric tonnes per year. Thus, Russia’s purchase of 48 metric tonnes is around 1.5% ...
by CommissarJones
November 23rd, 2016, 4:14 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Vodafone
Replies: 30
Views: 1365

Re: Vodafone

Vodafone stock has traded as low as 199.65 pence today, according to Bloomberg, for the consideration of anyone mulling a top-up.
by CommissarJones
November 23rd, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Self Storage Companies
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Self Storage Companies

If BYG were to drop further, I would definitely consider adding it to my HYP. I remember looking at the stock some years back, maybe 2010 or so, and opting against investing then. Wish I had decided otherwise, in view of BYG's subsequent share-price and financial performance. It strikes me as being ...
by CommissarJones
November 22nd, 2016, 9:00 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Lloyds Banking Group plc vs Royal Dutch Shell plc
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Lloyds Banking Group plc vs Royal Dutch Shell plc

Simon English makes the case for selling Big Oil shares in the Evening Standard today.

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/simo ... 01831.html
by CommissarJones
November 19th, 2016, 4:44 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Lloyds Banking Group plc vs Royal Dutch Shell plc
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Lloyds Banking Group plc vs Royal Dutch Shell plc

LLOY's issues don't include dividend coverage? It's 0.34 according to this site: http://investorease.com/company.php?disp=share&epic=LLOY I haven't checked the data. LLOY was unable to pay a dividend for 7 consecutive years up to last year. I was recalling that Fool articles had sometimes menti...
by CommissarJones
November 18th, 2016, 10:39 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Lloyds Banking Group plc vs Royal Dutch Shell plc
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Lloyds Banking Group plc vs Royal Dutch Shell plc

Having read the article, I have to say its point seems reasonable enough to me. I own RDSB and BP as well, and I still can't decide whether those stocks are attractive top-up candidates or value traps. Yes, the yields look great and yes, RDSB hasn't cut its dividend since World War II, but stranger ...
by CommissarJones
November 17th, 2016, 11:23 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Higher Yielding Shares hyp
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Higher Yielding Shares hyp

From your large caps, I hold Glaxo, Shell and Vodafone, while Legal & General and one of the midcaps, Paypoint, are almost certain to join the portfolio when I start spending money. From the small caps, I own Connect and took up my rights in full in the 2014 rights issue. I definitely like Moss ...
by CommissarJones
November 16th, 2016, 11:09 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Vodafone
Replies: 30
Views: 1365

Re: Vodafone

the yield is nice but not well covered and the p/e is high. VOD is not without blemishes, that's for sure, but as I have mentioned elsewhere, I think the end of Project Spring's drain on cash flow will make coverage less of a worry. I will consider buying more at a price below 200 pence; SSE and GS...
by CommissarJones
November 14th, 2016, 1:22 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: DP Poland
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: DP Poland

I have thought vaguely once or twice about putting some money into this stock as a side bet (I am mainly focused on income investment) and might be tempted at a lower price. To say the least, Domino's has shown at this point that its brand is adaptable to a variety of foreign markets, so I see no re...

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