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by Karellan
January 11th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Northern Linked Offer
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Northern Linked Offer

Looks like its going to be on or about 7th Feb , later and later. http://www.investegate.co.uk/northern-3-vct-plc/ntn/miscellaneous---launch-of-linked-top-up-offers/20170111150006H0620/?fe=1&utm_source=FE%20Investegate%20Alerts&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Announcement%20Alert%20Mail&...
by Karellan
January 4th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: British Smaller
Replies: 50
Views: 2551

Re: British Smaller

I expressed my opinions of this BSC issue to YFM & they were transmitted to the board. I am not going in for the issue although I would like some more , its just too close to the financial year end to let a lottery dictate your tax planning.
by Karellan
December 30th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Artemis
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Artemis

I do recall that early on one of the investment managers said in the company report that performance had been dissapointing (possibly about the time of initial capital losses). This impressed me that they could be so honest and I was happy to remain. When you see that some VCTs want brownie points f...
by Karellan
December 29th, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: British Smaller
Replies: 50
Views: 2551

Re: British Smaller

The response is positive that no RNS is needed and the special dividend will still be paid. QED. My apologies for not getting this to you sooner today but due to an overly complex Chrismas I did not switch my emails on until late.
by Karellan
December 29th, 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: British Smaller
Replies: 50
Views: 2551

Re: British Smaller

I emailed them some details yesterday which were part picked up. I cannot see that its going to be easy to establish the position. It will probably need the analysis of all sorts of important top people to figure out where we stand.
by Karellan
December 27th, 2016, 8:15 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Artemis
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Artemis

It seems to kick out dividends despite its troubled past. I dont believe that they have any plans ever to raise more so its an oddity , just one VCT fund within Artemis and it makes me wonder what sort of commitment they would have to this backwater in their structure. I did wonder whether this was ...
by Karellan
December 27th, 2016, 2:06 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Artemis
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Artemis

I wondered what the general feeling was about the continuation vote as I find myself somewhat undecided ?
by Karellan
December 20th, 2016, 1:13 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: British Smaller
Replies: 50
Views: 2551

Re: British Smaller

It transpires that the reason for the late timing of the issue is that they cannot legally have two non-prospectus issues within the same year.
by Karellan
December 19th, 2016, 4:36 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Maven Income & Growth VCT
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Maven Income & Growth VCT

The Maven VCT 6 top up offer has just fallen through my letter box - perhaps its all part of a concerted marketing plan.
by Karellan
December 18th, 2016, 10:39 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Foresight 3 & 4 merger
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Foresight 3 & 4 merger

I have often taken issue with their style of reporting and told them so. The optimistic style and repetition of anything achieved , however small , being at variance with the dividends that arrive at my door annoys me greatly. And I am actually having to pay them for it , I just hope that they do no...
by Karellan
December 16th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Computershare
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Computershare

I was surprised as I usually have 12 - 16 chars with numbers in most of my 'serious' passwords as was this case. But they want 8 to 20 chars with cases , two numbers and a special (!£$&()....). I guess that yours (UncleE) is the highest spec. I have noticed the use of special characters creeping...
by Karellan
December 16th, 2016, 2:58 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Computershare
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Computershare

I have just received a letter from Computershare telling me about the Octopus Titan change to them as registrars and I thought I would check my account to see if it was all OK. They are however upgrading their password requirements to include special characters (+!?{}()[]....) and they emailed me a ...
by Karellan
December 16th, 2016, 8:19 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: British Smaller
Replies: 50
Views: 2551

Re: British Smaller

I dont like the uncertainty of whether I am lucky so close to the end of the tax year. If I have to find another in under at short notice then it may not be quite what I would like.
by Karellan
December 15th, 2016, 10:56 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Artemis
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Artemis

As you say a rocky start. Its one of earlier ones that I bought in 2004 at 40% tax relief mainly because of the good name of Artemis. One of a pair of 40M issues. After some capital loss the two were merged . I recall some while ago that they said that they were not going to raise any more funds. At...
by Karellan
December 15th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Foresight 3 & 4 merger
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Foresight 3 & 4 merger

As I see it they need to be seen to be doing something and this makes them seem busy but it is just kicking the problem along for a bit longer. I notice that the paper forms with the details of how to "express their opinion" talks about an "online survey" and "invaluable fee...
by Karellan
December 13th, 2016, 11:33 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: BMD reaching 5 yr limit- Sell or Hold?
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: BMD reaching 5 yr limit- Sell or Hold?

Personally I have never sold a VCT as they are more valuable to me as part of my (balanced ???) portfolio. There is a sort of scarcity value in them as they dont grow on trees and are not always available when you want them. I want a stream of dividend income to spend , if I keep selling them then m...
by Karellan
December 13th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Foresight 3 & 4 merger
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Foresight 3 & 4 merger

I suppose that I see it as more political now. If you offer people alternatives then you obscure the fact that there are other possibilities. Then when the alternatives dont work you can say that it was a shareholder decision and not managements fault. They have had 10 years to make some money but t...
by Karellan
December 6th, 2016, 8:54 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Foresight 3 & 4 merger
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Foresight 3 & 4 merger

I feel that a merger is academic in just making it a bit less bad. In my view its new investment expertise that we need here.
by Karellan
December 6th, 2016, 8:49 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: VCT Cash Piles
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: VCT Cash Piles

naflod , much appreciated as always.

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