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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mcast123, 2 Apr 2009.

  1. Simon

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    Topped up on some BP on Friday at 465.

    Thoughts on GSK? Yield is around 5.9%?
     
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  2. shaank

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    UKOG took another good rise today - Shame SOLO's rise over the last couple of days is back down to what it was last week lol. I'm confident it will join the UKOG rise again soon.
     
  3. willems

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    what are peoples aim for performance of their stock buys? and what does your portfolio generally achieve?
     
  4. shaank

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    Honestly mine vary depending on the stock - some I'm into for a short term gain, some are complete punts with a small amount of cash and to forget about in the hope they might come good... paramount to gambling I admit, and others I'm in for the longer haul.

    Each stock I pick I've picked with research and with reason and I decide my goals for the stock prior to purchasing. I try my best to stick to them. This includes the point at which to bail from it and cut my losses. That's the hardest part personally, the instinct to throw down more etc kicks in and I hate it!
     
  5. jmhduck

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    UKOG bought a much larger stake in horse hill which is why I think the share price has jumped up. I'm hoping they spud the well this week :).
     
  6. silversurfer

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    465 turned out looking real good on BP daily chart. The highest average volume for BP in the last five years occured at 460 (roughly) which makes it a significant price to work off
    485 short term hump to cross :p then 500

    GSK looks negative and main reason to buy would be Woodford likes it. But maybe thats a reason to buy his fund not a share because he also is determined against BP or Shell.

    Genl was a real nice buy especially after western help. Like BP I have to admit my timing was well off :o
    980 target

    [​IMG]

    QPP done well today, speculation for Thursday I guess. [ edit : <--- Yep :D predictable volatility is good ? http://citywire.co.uk/money/gervais...ry&utm_campaign=BulkEmail_Money_Daily_Summary ]


    Apple breaks 100 which is 700 old money and again its speculation on nicer iphone I guess . About +40% in 1 year and 16 pe now, not sure its worth a buy ergo its a sell ?

    http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/08/apple-iphone-6-faster-modem/
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/2435505-apple-becomes-voice-of-reason-in-cyber-war-of-words
     
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  7. willems

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    anyone here bother with ETFs??
     
  8. shaank

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    yeah it's dragging a little lol :p

    I've got a small holding in UKOG but SOLO is where the bulk of that share is for me.
     
  9. silversurfer

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    Theres etf, unit trust and investment funds and mostly I have UT

    What area are you looking to track




    Im thinking Apple is bubbling up nicely. Up today but its not great volume is it.
    [​IMG]
    Its got some anticipated Ipad news, general positive stock market and perceived good economy news.
    Could keep going higher and thats why I hold but I would really like to sell it now possibly before this holiday weekend. I bought a year ago
    Its popular stock once again and I wonder if features like a bigger screen is going to surprise earnings in future. Good competetion from Samsung or similar seems more reasonable consideration
    Intel at 35 and they been near 19 for years it seems. Again really positive

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...-share-tip-Sell-Quindell-on-cash-outflow.html
    QPP is rated a sell by questor for about the fifth time now. Nothing solid, just excessive risk is not for retail. Cashflow puts it in shallow water maybe
    He also says sell Monitise, changing his mind from a buy. That was up today

    I think GPX is a buy maybe, super unpopular Syrian oil holdings but also other assets - http://www.lse.co.uk/AllNews.asp?co...s_Makes_Gas_Discovery_At_Rharb_Permit_Morocco
     
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  10. Azza

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  11. willems

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    good stuff. already got VUKE and was looking to get VUSA
     
  12. Azza

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    Do it!!!!!


    The funds sit in between Fidelity and Blackrock's equivalent trackers at the moment. I hold Blackrock funds, wouldn't mind them dropping their charges a little bit! :)
     
  13. willems

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    holding off til september when the dividends are due on my other two ETFs so i can reinvest it
     
  14. silversurfer

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    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q/hl?s=VUSA.L
    I like the list but ideally would buy it more then once[​IMG]


    I sold my UK tracker as i think most of the gains are in. If we continue up at the same rate then I expect the other side of the scales, Sterling/dollar to drop in value and so gold is a good prospect. September will be change of season
    I wish I had taken more FT100 then Tesco which I still have, 75% div cut. I thought of selling last year, I should have forced my hand and taken more of the tracker instead

    http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/128456/which-shares-profit-in-a-booming-economy.aspx
    http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/128211/quindell-punch-taverns-and-interest-rate-rises.aspx
    http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/128400/rbs-fine-is-a-drop-in-the-ocean.aspx

    Some good commentary I think here, he is negative on QPP and TSCO. Both are a hold (now) imo.
    Punch taverns is to go broke apparently, a lesson in excessive debt. POG up 17%, their debt is 13x the shares
    I only think he and most others have lost the plot is believeing +0.25% in UK interest rates is of any importance. In perceptions sure its top news, but its like thinking thinking a penny on the track can derail a train, mass delusion


    jammy git :p
     
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  15. shaank

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    UKOG and SOLO should get a nice rise today with the latest RNS - also hoping for full HH results in the next week or two to give these a great rise.

    Of course, DYOR, etc etc.
     
  16. rtho782

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    I've bet rather a lot on QFI. They should hopefully be signing contracts with refiners soon. If you do the research, they actually look like a very good prospect.
     
  17. shaank

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    I've done some reading on QFI, does seem like a good prospect. Only worrying part of what you said was 'bet' :)
     
  18. gizmoy2k

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    CNR looking good to pop any day now with the PFS due this month

    Had good rises and news out of SEE and OGP recently too which bodes well for the future,

    Portfolio looking better than it has done for a long time actually :D
     
  19. Azza

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    Wonder if there be much interest in a newbie guide thread to investing? Both shares and funds.
     
  20. peterwalkley

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    I think there's a danger there of getting in territory we should avoid - better to just point people at other sites and books.

    If I say "buy share XXX" - that could be read as financial advice - which would get the thread locked. Saying "I've bought shares in XXX" is not advice and so acceptable.