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Lack of investment topics again

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby Dod101 » December 5th, 2023, 7:48 am

csearle wrote:
Dod101 wrote:Lack of investment topics again
When there's nothing good on TV do you blame the TV set or the people making the TV programmes?

I.e. there are plenty of boards here where anyone can post all kinds of interesting stuff, e.g. I spotted the HL thread mentioned above and found it very interesting. What more could we do to encourage investment topics here? We have 29 boards on investing and share dealing (and loads of others covering other aspects of life like personal finance and general help).

You can't force people to post.

Chris


I agree and therein lies the dilemma.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby 88V8 » December 5th, 2023, 10:22 am

Dod101 wrote:
csearle wrote:You can't force people to post.

I agree and therein lies the dilemma.

I suspect that most of us, well me at any rate and indeed the OP, don't run spreadsheets in a format that facilitates portfolio presentation and that does limit the scope for discussion.

And then, how many really have expertise in a topic...one may be happy to chip in to a discussion, but may not feel that one has the expertise to initiate one.

A forum that was filled with vacuous financial chitchat would not be very interesting.
I think that most of the time it's fine the way it is.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby XFool » December 5th, 2023, 11:41 am

88V8 wrote:I suspect that most of us, well me at any rate and indeed the OP, don't run spreadsheets in a format that facilitates portfolio presentation and that does limit the scope for discussion.

And then, how many really have expertise in a topic...one may be happy to chip in to a discussion, but may not feel that one has the expertise to initiate one.

A forum that was filled with vacuous financial chitchat would not be very interesting.
I think that most of the time it's fine the way it is.

Exactly!

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby Dod101 » December 5th, 2023, 11:43 am

XFool wrote:
88V8 wrote:I suspect that most of us, well me at any rate and indeed the OP, don't run spreadsheets in a format that facilitates portfolio presentation and that does limit the scope for discussion.

And then, how many really have expertise in a topic...one may be happy to chip in to a discussion, but may not feel that one has the expertise to initiate one.

A forum that was filled with vacuous financial chitchat would not be very interesting.
I think that most of the time it's fine the way it is.

Exactly!


So maybe you prefer it filled with vacuous non financial chitchat?

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby XFool » December 5th, 2023, 11:51 am

Dod101 wrote:
XFool wrote:Exactly!

So maybe you prefer it filled with vacuous non financial chitchat?

Dod

I would prefer it wasn't filled with the sort of tedious nonsense typified by this thread - and others like it.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby Watis » December 5th, 2023, 12:11 pm

XFool wrote:
Dod101 wrote:So maybe you prefer it filled with vacuous non financial chitchat?

Dod

I would prefer it wasn't filled with the sort of tedious nonsense typified by this thread - and others like it.


For me, this site is a valuable resource for information relating to matters such as law, tax, motoring, technology, plumbing and electrics. So I'd like to thank the professionals in these areas that that give their valuable time to answer my and other's questions. And I hope I've been able to help others too, when I have something to offer.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby XFool » December 5th, 2023, 12:19 pm

Watis wrote:For me, this site is a valuable resource for information relating to matters such as law, tax, motoring, technology, plumbing and electrics. So I'd like to thank the professionals in these areas that that give their valuable time to answer my and other's questions. And I hope I've been able to help others too, when I have something to offer.

Watis

Fair comment.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby stacker512 » December 13th, 2023, 1:53 pm

88V8 wrote:I suspect that most of us, well me at any rate and indeed the OP, don't run spreadsheets in a format that facilitates portfolio presentation and that does limit the scope for discussion.


Well how about a topic thread on how to setup and run these spreadsheets?
Would be a good and worthy challenge for those of more experience to teach us newer folk?

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby tjh290633 » December 13th, 2023, 7:38 pm

stacker512 wrote:
88V8 wrote:I suspect that most of us, well me at any rate and indeed the OP, don't run spreadsheets in a format that facilitates portfolio presentation and that does limit the scope for discussion.


Well how about a topic thread on how to setup and run these spreadsheets?
Would be a good and worthy challenge for those of more experience to teach us newer folk?

My spreadsheets have grown "Like Topsy". Those for individual shares are purely chronological with purchases, sales, dividends received and corporate actions. Columns are too many to list, but the final column is a cash flow, leading to a result for XIRR, and there are also columns giving numbers of shares held and their average cost per share.

One for the portfolio will have the essential details for each share, it's current price and holding value, and the overall total value for that day. I print a copy out for each trading day. You can expand on this to your heart's content.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby 88V8 » December 13th, 2023, 7:48 pm

stacker512 wrote:
88V8 wrote:I suspect that most of us, well me at any rate and indeed the OP, don't run spreadsheets in a format that facilitates portfolio presentation and that does limit the scope for discussion.

Well how about a topic thread on how to setup and run these spreadsheets?
Would be a good and worthy challenge for those of more experience to teach us newer folk?

Beware... the spreadsheet can become a hobby within a hobby... ;)
And if it has external links... oh boy...

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby MrFoolish » December 13th, 2023, 8:12 pm

Have the owners of this site considered paying an "investment expert" to publish a demo portfolio with regular updates? Maybe someone will do it on the cheap. It might stir things up a bit.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby ReformedCharacter » December 13th, 2023, 8:17 pm

MrFoolish wrote:Have the owners of this site considered paying an "investment expert" to publish a demo portfolio with regular updates? Maybe someone will do it on the cheap. It might stir things up a bit.

Maybe Neil Woodford's available?

RC

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby csearle » December 13th, 2023, 9:38 pm

MrFoolish wrote:Have the owners of this site considered paying an "investment expert" to publish a demo portfolio with regular updates? Maybe someone will do it on the cheap. It might stir things up a bit.
:) We should be thankful for all/any contributors to this site, especially the ones who go above and beyond by posting here their portafogli. C.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby Lootman » December 13th, 2023, 9:44 pm

csearle wrote:
MrFoolish wrote:Have the owners of this site considered paying an "investment expert" to publish a demo portfolio with regular updates? Maybe someone will do it on the cheap. It might stir things up a bit.

:) We should be thankful for all/any contributors to this site, especially the ones who go above and beyond by posting here their portafogli. C.

portafogli?

I thought Stanley Unwin died 20 years ago?

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby csearle » December 13th, 2023, 9:50 pm

Lootman wrote:
csearle wrote::) We should be thankful for all/any contributors to this site, especially the ones who go above and beyond by posting here their portafogli. C.

portafogli?

I thought Stanley Unwin died 20 years ago?
I'm Duolingo-ing Italian. :)

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby Mike4 » December 13th, 2023, 9:58 pm

Lootman wrote:
csearle wrote::) We should be thankful for all/any contributors to this site, especially the ones who go above and beyond by posting here their portafogli. C.

portafogli?

I thought Stanley Unwin died 20 years ago?


Amazingly talented bloke. Not only a clever and funny linguist but appears to have owned a once-successful chain of off-licence shops. :lol:

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby Lootman » December 13th, 2023, 10:05 pm

as O
Mike4 wrote:
Lootman wrote:portafogli?

I thought Stanley Unwin died 20 years ago?

Amazingly talented bloke. Not only a clever and funny linguist but appears to have owned a once-successful chain of off-licence shops. :lol:

In my youth one of my favourite albums was Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

That said I played the first side more than the second side.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby CliffEdge » December 14th, 2023, 12:49 am

Lootman wrote:as O
Mike4 wrote:Amazingly talented bloke. Not only a clever and funny linguist but appears to have owned a once-successful chain of off-licence shops. :lol:

In my youth one of my favourite albums was Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

That said I played the first side more than the second side.

Also inspired Led Zeppelin apparently.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby CryptoPlankton » December 14th, 2023, 12:22 pm

CliffEdge wrote:
Lootman wrote:as O
In my youth one of my favourite albums was Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

That said I played the first side more than the second side.

Also inspired Led Zeppelin apparently.

Oh yes. Stairy-path to the heavenly bode. Deep joy.

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Re: Lack of investment topics again

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Postby XFool » December 14th, 2023, 1:24 pm

Mike4 wrote:
Lootman wrote:portafogli?

I thought Stanley Unwin died 20 years ago?

Amazingly talented bloke. Not only a clever and funny linguist but appears to have owned a once-successful chain of off-licence shops. :lol:

Oh. Mention of Stanley Unwin suddenly brings back interestingly adjacently connected facts and fantasies (note the Birmingham connection...). Somewhat along the lines of that Stephen Poliakoff drama, 'Shooting the Past'.

The Milwaukee Sentinal - Nov 16, 1931

NEW YORK, Nov 15. (Universal) - In a manner more melodramatic than any play in which she appeared, Helen Curry, an actress of note on Broadway, shot and killed herself Sunday.

They don't write intros like that anymore. :)

Anyway... (Not an investment topic!)


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