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by spiderbill
January 16th, 2017, 9:20 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: this months purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: this months purchase

I notice Pennon dropped today - it's been slowly coming back. I do intend to buy the "other half unit" when some cash I'm expecting comes in. I just hope the price doesn't sail back up before then. Arb. Credit Suisse downgraded them 3 days ago to 'underperform' from 'neutral' and lowered ...
by spiderbill
January 12th, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Problems with ADVFN lookup?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Problems with ADVFN lookup?

Wow, any faster replying and you'd be psychic!
Good to know it's being worked on and let's hope we can find a solution (or an alternative as you were mentioning the other day)

Thanks again for all your hard work on this

cheers

Spiderbill
by spiderbill
January 12th, 2017, 5:10 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Problems with ADVFN lookup?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Problems with ADVFN lookup?

Anyone else having problems getting the Dividend tab to update in the HYPTUS sheet? Tried it last night and again this afternoon but it just sits at "processing AV" (my first share in the list) and doesn't return anything. Set to use ADVFN as I'm seemingly permanently blocked from the othe...
by spiderbill
January 10th, 2017, 12:24 am
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: Government has sold more Lloyds
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Government has sold more Lloyds

The question is whether once they've completely sold that the price will then be more likely to rise free of restraint; and if so how will that affect the yield. I topped up about 14 months ago when prospects looked good but with yet more PPI charges piling on the pressure it has dropped 12.5%. Must...
by spiderbill
January 9th, 2017, 10:50 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KCOM Recent Drop
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: KCOM Recent Drop

KCOM has been good for me. I bought initially at 60p and made subsequent purchases at 100p, 92p and 103p. So it's only the recent dip that's taken me into red territory on half of it, and the dividends have been piling up in the meantime. Over the period I've heard more downbeat commentary than upbe...
by spiderbill
January 6th, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017

Spiderbill Firstly, do not take what I think as gospel, I am no expert, just a conservative investor living off my HYP dividends with views that do not always coincide with those expressed on this Board! (snip details) Does that help? Bear in mind that there is a fair amount of group think on these...
by spiderbill
January 6th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017

Apart from Life Insurance where I'm somewhat overweight, ... Just "somewhat overweight" when it's around five times the weight of any other sector that I can see in your portfolio??? I can think of better descriptions! Gengulphus (Grin) Yeah, ok, I'll give you that. (heavens knows what yo...
by spiderbill
January 6th, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017

Spiderbill The only issue I would have with your portfolio is the high % in Sunlife. There's nothing at all wrong with having 38 shares and I would leave well alone (apart from maybe trimming Sunlife). For one thing, the amount of money you have in some of these lower % holdings means that dealing ...
by spiderbill
January 5th, 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017

Anyhow, I'm interested to hear what is wrong with 38 - especially when you this number would be considered on the border of a "concentrated" high risk portfolio by many funds managers. May I chip in here Arb if I may. At 24 holdings in my HYP, I'm nowhere near 38, but I am toying with bri...
by spiderbill
January 5th, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017

... Then I would rank the remaining 30 or so in order of yield and cut the low yielders, certainly below 3%, and look very carefully at those yielding more than 6%. These are strange times because normally, especially with interest rates the way they are, anything over 6% would be an automatic no, ...
by spiderbill
January 5th, 2017, 1:28 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Spiderbill's Hyp-ish Portfolio Review Jan 2017

(Trust me - you really don't want to read the previous ones! They're even longer than this) Summary Headlines Current Value £78k, of which all but £9k is HYP-oriented. Running Yield of whole portfolio is 4.52% L=Company Name||Ticker||Sector||% of Portfolio||F Yield||% of Income L=Sun Life Financial ...
by spiderbill
December 29th, 2016, 12:18 am
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Orkney - Buy or Build
Replies: 21
Views: 840

Re: Orkney - Buy or Build

Hi Ian Orkney is a place I adore but I very much doubt that I could live there full-time. The weather in winter would just be too harsh - it's not exactly warm even in the summer and as you get older you may find that takes a greater toll! (I recall getting caught in a sudden squall in August that w...
by spiderbill
December 27th, 2016, 4:22 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: Considering a B7 approach
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Re: Considering a B7 approach

Thanks for all your replies guys. Sorry I couldn't respond before now but the flu got worse yesterday and I was pretty out of it. Lots of sleep (at last) and I'm a slightly better today but still not up to decisive thought. However from what's been said it seems clear that the B7/B8 aren't the safe ...
by spiderbill
December 25th, 2016, 7:14 pm
Forum: High Yield Share Strategies - General
Topic: Considering a B7 approach
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Considering a B7 approach

Being stuck in bed with some sort of cold/flu (I'm beginning to suspect it's my subconscious finding a way of avoiding Xmas!) I've been further considering my approaches to retirement investing. My predominently HYP shares portfolio has recently hit the traditional £75k and I do intend to expand it ...
by spiderbill
December 15th, 2016, 4:43 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Centrica Trading Statement
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Centrica Trading Statement

I had considered selling them last week - even with today's boost I'm still 39% down on capital and they've cut their dividends twice in the recent past. I'm glad I held off but they still don't exactly inspire confidence. Risky value buy rather than HYP share in my view.

cheers

Spiderbill
by spiderbill
December 9th, 2016, 6:54 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Fyffes recommended cash offer from Sumitomo
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Fyffes recommended cash offer from Sumitomo

Given the problems with their best known product (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35131751) maybe taking the cash isn't such a bad idea! ;-)
by spiderbill
December 8th, 2016, 6:30 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: National Grid - Gas distribution sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: National Grid - Gas distribution sale

Just topped up yesterday. After the post-trump drop it's looking good value and good yield even without this special.
by spiderbill
December 6th, 2016, 12:10 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Yahoo appears to be droppng the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Yahoo appears to be droppng the UK

Curiouser and curiouser - this morning it's all gone back to normal and I'm back on uk.finance.yahoo. I hope it stays that way - you just never know with Yahoo. Only thing I can think of is that somehow they've screwed up the geolocation systems and my ip address was considered to be US for a couple...
by spiderbill
December 5th, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Yahoo appears to be droppng the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Yahoo appears to be droppng the UK

Hi Raptor, that's really odd - I'm getting redirected through a series of 302 and 301 redirects that end up on the US version, yet it seems you aren't. I wonder if there's something happening at ISP level to change the routing - I'm on Virgin Media.

cheers

Spiderbill
by spiderbill
December 5th, 2016, 4:14 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Yahoo appears to be droppng the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Yahoo appears to be droppng the UK

Interesting, so the full news page is still there. And I see you can get to the Currencies page from there too. When I said News I actually meant the news you see at the bottom of the portfolio page (sorry, should have been clearer). However my portfolio pages, which I have on bookmarks, are now bei...

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