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by tieresias
January 20th, 2017, 6:14 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Online Stockbrokers available to UK ex-pats
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Online Stockbrokers available to UK ex-pats

Since this topic used to come up regularly, I have opened three dealing accounts whilst ex-pat: - https://www.degiro.co.uk/ - https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/home.php - https://svsxo.com/online-share-dealing All require a UK bank account. They have varying degrees of requirements for document...
by tieresias
December 26th, 2016, 3:45 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Online Stockbrokers available to UK ex-pats
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Online Stockbrokers available to UK ex-pats

2. Interactive Brokers do not require you to have a UK bank account. I opened ours with a bank account in Belgium. Okay, then I will re-phrase. All three can be opened to operate with a UK bank account. Interactive Brokers and DeGiro are international operations which can work with a wide range of ...
by tieresias
December 21st, 2016, 5:43 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Online Stockbrokers available to UK ex-pats
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Online Stockbrokers available to UK ex-pats

Since this topic used to come up regularly, I have opened three dealing accounts whilst ex-pat: - https://www.degiro.co.uk/ - https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/home.php - https://svsxo.com/online-share-dealing All require a UK bank account. They have varying degrees of requirements for documenta...
by tieresias
December 20th, 2016, 8:27 pm
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: HMO - new rules
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: HMO - new rules

How do you go about buying such properties? If I can find one where it makes sense to buy, I am interested in a parade of shops on the ground floor and some flats upstairs.
by tieresias
December 18th, 2016, 9:16 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: ** Board Structure ** Phase 3 - 17th December
Replies: 41
Views: 1037

Re: Doesn't 'Investing for Income' merit its own listing?

I agree with the above. Investing for Income is important and, too often, overlooked in mainstream discussion of investments. Good that it got into the lifeboat though :-)
by tieresias
December 7th, 2016, 7:45 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: A quote courtesy of Heineken
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: A quote courtesy of Heineken

the 'fake' over-carbonation It is a mixture of carbon dioxide, the normal bubbly gas, and nitrogen. Nitrogen bubbles are slightly larger when they explode. When they do, it leaves a creamier feeling in your mouth. It's not only Guinness that do this, it's also John Smith's "widget, it's got a ...
by tieresias
December 7th, 2016, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Planet Earth II
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Planet Earth II

Really good first episode!
by tieresias
November 19th, 2016, 1:21 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: HYP1 vs. Preference Shares
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: HYP1 vs. Preference Shares

A running income of 4.4% increasing at 2.5% is worth more than a flat income of 6%. On my calculation, the annual income from the first scenario would only reach that of the second scenario after 16 years and the cumulative income would not be equal until year 25. In the context of retirement/finan...
by tieresias
November 19th, 2016, 12:32 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: High Yield "migration", when and how (or if)
Replies: 38
Views: 2338

Re: High Yield "migration", when and how (or if)

hi tieresias, thanks for the portfolio list - very interesting. Could you give me a rough and ready relative size of the relative portfolios and HYP. TIA MrDG Sure. I update my records quarterly. As of 30th September 2016, the split in capital values between my various securities portfolios was: Bo...
by tieresias
November 16th, 2016, 7:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: High Yield "migration", when and how (or if)
Replies: 38
Views: 2338

Re: High Yield "migration", when and how (or if)

Tieresias, aside from the fact that one is overseas in focus and one is UK in focus, I notice you categorise Portfolio 1 as 'HYPish' and Portfolio 3 as 'Equity Income'. Can I ask if you see a difference in their objectives and thus one is HYPish whilst the other is Equity Income, or is the differen...
by tieresias
November 14th, 2016, 4:31 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: High Yield "migration", when and how (or if)
Replies: 38
Views: 2338

Re: High Yield "migration", when and how (or if)

My own investigations have shown that selecting ITs is no easier than selecting shares, and in some respects is more difficult. When I was looking at this, just over two years ago, I received what I considered good advice from Fools to invest in ITs which supplemented my HYP, rather than duplicated...
by tieresias
November 13th, 2016, 8:08 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Ignore the noise
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Ignore the noise

have us reconsidering the very beautiful Herefordshire. Off topic for this board I know, but why Herefordshire and any particular part? My mother, who is senile and cannot remember what she said 30 seconds ago, recently reminded me that I said in my late teens that I wanted to retire to a courtyard...
by tieresias
November 10th, 2016, 10:22 pm
Forum: Lemon Socials
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Hello All

Riyadh social. My place, next Thursday. I'll have a few friends round for a BBQ anyway. Bring something nice to share. Let me know by Tuesday for compound security. If you're not here already, arrange your own visa :) Seriously...
by tieresias
November 9th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Defining FI
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Defining FI

Lots of people say they are financially independent because they can pay their own way as they go, get their round in, have some money left before next pay-day and so on. For me, Financial Independence, FI with capital letters, means: - security of location, in my case owning my own home outright - ...
by tieresias
November 9th, 2016, 4:24 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: FIRE
Replies: 127
Views: 5621

Re: FIRE

So can I ask all the FIRErs here... are you fully invested? And if you were trying to move from cash to equities (or bonds I suppose) now, what would you be looking at? Yes, more or less. Excluding a deferred defined benefit pension from previous employment (which I cannot realistically value), my ...
by tieresias
November 9th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: Lemon Socials
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Hello All

Is anyone in Riyadh?

We won't find a suitable pub, but my home can serve as a suitable venue. BYOB lol. Swimming pool available for those who think 25 degrees is not too cold :-)
by tieresias
November 8th, 2016, 7:26 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: Pruning an IT portfolio
Replies: 19
Views: 1252

Re: Pruning an IT portfolio

Lootman wrote:
tieresias wrote:You have been asked before - are you the original Lootman? Are you?


Yes, I am, sorry for not answering. I did send PM's to a couple of people who asked that.


I see from your posts on the HYP board that you are indeed! Welcome back!
by tieresias
November 7th, 2016, 9:23 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: Pruning an IT portfolio
Replies: 19
Views: 1252

Re: Pruning an IT portfolio

Sorry, the numbers are £ value of each holding Wait, you're not the original poster, but you answered my question to him! I'm confused. toofast2live was not the original poster, but the answer was contained in the original post... You have been asked before - are you the original Lootman? Are you?
by tieresias
November 6th, 2016, 5:18 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: FIRE
Replies: 127
Views: 5621

Re: FIRE

I struggle with this too. I reached FI about five years ago, and RE earlier this year. Followed a somewhat traditional route -- employee with stable salary throughout -- but with a decade working abroad plus a lucky bit of a leg-up from stock options. I'm now of the opinion that RE for me personall...
by tieresias
November 6th, 2016, 4:52 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Retirement Investing Today
Replies: 85
Views: 3229

Re: Retirement Investing Today

To have financial freedom is one thing but to give up work? Sorry to hear about your wives Dod. You have highlighted the dilemma I will face next year. I am 55 (divorced, never re-married, house paid off, all children grown up and graduated, decent pensions/savings/investments...) but still healthy...

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