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by 88V8
January 12th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Cobham trading update
Replies: 24
Views: 784

Re: Cobham trading update

According to UK Dividend Champions, Cobham had not cut the div for 28 years.
On the strength of this, I bought them last year.
But the cover was not there.
Silly me.

The past is important.
But so is cover.

If and when the capital recovers, I shall ditch them.
In the meantime, hehyo.

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by 88V8
January 11th, 2017, 8:32 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: HYP and Preference Shares
Replies: 22
Views: 813

Re: HYP and Preference Shares

... I have long been mystified why the media do not seem to even mention preference shares as an investment alternative. In my HYP I hold most of the Prefs you mention, and more. RE.B, LLPC, LLPD, LLPE, BBYB, ELLA, SAN, SAN.B, STAC, and others, plus some PIBS and bonds. About a third of our portfol...
by 88V8
January 4th, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: OMG I'm feeling old
Replies: 55
Views: 1182

Re: OMG I'm feeling old

This is why researchers, biographers, of the future are going to have a problem. Systems currently ubiquitous will become obsolete, the hardware the software the knowledge to run them. Everything electronic is ephemeral. On the generality of 'progress', I'll bet there are a lot of things you know ho...
by 88V8
December 28th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Trees for small housing estate
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Trees for small housing estate

Where are you? Warm south, cold north? Seaside? Town? BIrch can be lovely, but is surface rooting and as such may eventually become a problem. They also need more watering in dry weather, for the first few years. Both birch and cherry respond badly to pruning, which is an oblique way of saying that ...
by 88V8
December 23rd, 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Sky bid...
Replies: 32
Views: 1524

Re: Sky bid...

SSE - I have earnings £46mio, divi £89mio. Just been listening to Words & Music, the Philosopher's stone. Perhaps SSE have one. Ian... tables, arrrgh. Beyond my attention span perhaps and I see there now seem to be two versions, not been paying attention as I have a new automotive toy which is s...
by 88V8
December 23rd, 2016, 11:07 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Sky bid...
Replies: 32
Views: 1524

Re: Sky bid...

Sold today. Sky was purchased with the capital that I salvaged from the wreck of Tesco, and is/was nicely up. No divi for 2017 if the bid goes through, and a plummet in SP if it doesn't. Time to move on. Topped up SSE whose divi is uncovered - a leap of faith that they can continue their balancing a...
by 88V8
December 21st, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: IG Group
Replies: 40
Views: 1695

Re: IG Group

I hold in what for me is size, and have gone from 30% up, to 10% down (ish) not that it matters. Not inclined to add yet. There's strategic ignorance - direction of travel in a sector or an economy - and tactical ignorance - effect on a specific company of a recent change - and I think this comes un...
by 88V8
December 21st, 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Chesnara Open offer/Rights issue.
Replies: 40
Views: 1666

Re: Chesnara Open offer/Rights issue.

Through TD, I seem to have got 80% of the extra.
Perhaps smaller applicants were scaled back to a lesser degree.

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by 88V8
December 7th, 2016, 7:00 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes and Trains
Topic: Dream Practical Car - For Fun
Replies: 34
Views: 891

Re: Dream Practical Car - For Fun

Two-door Range Rover Classic.
V8 of course.

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by 88V8
December 7th, 2016, 6:56 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Cutting a thick piece of steel
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Cutting a thick piece of steel

No problem with a metal cutting disc in a 4.5" grinder.
Mind you don't set the place alight.

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by 88V8
December 3rd, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The rise of populism
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: The rise of populism

....Taxing people more based on how much they earn is destructive taxation that disincentivises effort..... My earnings regularly got close to the then-higher-rate-tax but I never saw the point of working/studying harder (more overtime, minor promotion) because half of anything extra I earned would...
by 88V8
December 1st, 2016, 10:43 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: A new share added: PNN
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: A new share added: PNN

tjh290633 wrote:
Arborbridge wrote:I believe TJH adds to cutters provided they have hope of rebuilding dividends.

As long as they still have an acceptable yield, yes I do. I'm buying income, don't forget.


Me too. But I never did have a stomach for the roller coaster.
Cuttist. That's me.

VOD? No, ta very.

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by 88V8
December 1st, 2016, 10:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: I don't care what it costs...
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: I don't care what it costs...

If we choose to persist with high immigration it will be a choice the voters make at election time, not because we actually have no right to control it due to legally mandated open borders. Well not really, unless we're all going to choose UKIP. Which we can't as they don't field a full candidate l...
by 88V8
December 1st, 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: A new share added: PNN
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: A new share added: PNN

OH bought GNK today.
Surprised you are tempted by MAN, given their history as a cutter.

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by 88V8
December 1st, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Boiler Knocking noise
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Boiler Knocking noise

And then (hobby horse warning) make sure there is sufficient water treatment in the system to prevent further scaling.

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by 88V8
December 1st, 2016, 5:42 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Christmas presents help
Replies: 25
Views: 688

Re: Christmas presents help

After 40 years marriage, really we have everything.
It usually comes down to chocs &/or sherry.
A couple of years ago I bought her a second-hand microwave. Who says romance is dead.

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by 88V8
December 1st, 2016, 5:34 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: A description for the snug
Replies: 29
Views: 619

Re: A description for the snug

brightncheerful wrote:Please don't change!


I don't think a name change is proposed - we're looking for a strapline*

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*nothing to do with brassieres
by 88V8
December 1st, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: A description for the snug
Replies: 29
Views: 619

Re: A description for the snug

How about Noggin & natter.

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by 88V8
November 30th, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Vegetarian Rebellion
Replies: 59
Views: 1051

Re: Vegetarian Rebellion

brightncheerful wrote:
Now it should be time to free our public spaces from the most nauseous food smells. Like bacon.

And coffee.


I wish there were a Glade that wafted the aromas of bacon and fresh coffee :]

Hot bacon, that is.

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by 88V8
November 30th, 2016, 10:56 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Christmas dinner evaluation
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Christmas dinner evaluation

Gravy.
Champagne.
Madeira.
Port.
Stilton.
Gravy. Did I mention gravy?

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