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Sunday, 26 August 2012
Portfolio Buy: Standard Chartered Perpetual Corporate Bond (LSE:ESC6)
Finding a new purchase proved to be more difficult than expected...
Friday, 24 August 2012
When 'Perpetual' Isn't For Ever
However, nothing lasts for ever - like the spinning top, entropy increases and eventually triumphs. And sometimes the financial ground can shake underneath you - an unsettling experience.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Portfolio Buy: Intermediate Capital Group (LSE:ICP)
Avoiding tax is probably an important part of it (otherwise, why would they all be squeezed up in that harbour) but the other tools of wealth management are probably closed to us ordinary investors...unless we can access them 'through the back door'.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
A Question Of Trust...
But investment trusts (which are closed-end funds constituted as public limited companies) are not quite as bad, fees-wise - and they have the flexibility to borrow to improve their performance. So, when The Merchants Trust came up on my yield radar I thought it might be worth a look.
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Are You Keeping Up With The Joneses?
|Some US Joneses?|
An interesting new tool has been developed by InvestorBee, a new online investment company, on how to compare risk and performance (for UK investors), as well as giving some data on how private investors have performed.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
To Sell Or Not To Sell...(Inmarsat)
Still, it does present a bit of a challenge, as selling always seems to be one of the hardest decisions to make - harder even than buying.
Here's the problem...
Friday, 10 August 2012
3 Weeks On Holiday - Piling on the Pounds
On returning home, it's a case of 'good news and bad news' - both involving an increase in Pounds.
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