billfunk

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    billfunk reacted to twocents in Bye bye Treason May?   
    It needs Chairman Carney to make a statement.  After all he contributed to the mess.
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    billfunk got a reaction from sarahbell in John McDonnell (Labour Shadow Chancellor) calling for collective ownership of land...   
    We don't need collective ownership of land, we just need to tax it properly.
    We do need collective ownership of the currency.
    Typical illogical so-called lefties getting it all wrong again again again. Again. When will they ever learn?
    Currency = Socialism (State owns it)
    Land = Liberalism/Georgism (State taxes it)
    Labour/Production = Capitalism (State leaves it alone)
    Twas ever thus. When will people learn?
     
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    billfunk got a reaction from sarahbell in John McDonnell (Labour Shadow Chancellor) calling for collective ownership of land...   
    We don't need collective ownership of land, we just need to tax it properly.
    We do need collective ownership of the currency.
    Typical illogical so-called lefties getting it all wrong again again again. Again. When will they ever learn?
    Currency = Socialism (State owns it)
    Land = Liberalism/Georgism (State taxes it)
    Labour/Production = Capitalism (State leaves it alone)
    Twas ever thus. When will people learn?
     
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    billfunk got a reaction from Burned Out in Bye bye Treason May?   
    That's what I don't understand. Why would anyone just let it drop there? That was the crux of the exchange. By letting Treason not have vote allowed her to fudge it. It needed someone to break the meeting at the point she refused and threaten her with bloody hell. 
    "I will walk straight out of this meeting and accuse you of treachery to the whole country. You have five seconds to decide. Cabinet vote now or Treason May in tomorrow's headlines."
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    billfunk reacted to One percent in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Disagree. She is very good at doing exactly what she is instructed to do... 
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    billfunk reacted to gibbon in Bye bye Treason May?   
    Are you sure about that? Didn't something like 80% of Tory voters vote for brexit? It'll be political suicide for individual conservative MPs to vote this through. My bets is that she's counting on labour votes to push this through. If she does it'll destroy the Tory party, but doubt she cares long as she's doing her bankers/globalists/soros bidding with a nice little sinecure sorted out for her after. She's a psycho globalist cunt.
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    billfunk got a reaction from sarahbell in John McDonnell (Labour Shadow Chancellor) calling for collective ownership of land...   
    We don't need collective ownership of land, we just need to tax it properly.
    We do need collective ownership of the currency.
    Typical illogical so-called lefties getting it all wrong again again again. Again. When will they ever learn?
    Currency = Socialism (State owns it)
    Land = Liberalism/Georgism (State taxes it)
    Labour/Production = Capitalism (State leaves it alone)
    Twas ever thus. When will people learn?
     
  8. Agree
    billfunk got a reaction from sarahbell in John McDonnell (Labour Shadow Chancellor) calling for collective ownership of land...   
    We don't need collective ownership of land, we just need to tax it properly.
    We do need collective ownership of the currency.
    Typical illogical so-called lefties getting it all wrong again again again. Again. When will they ever learn?
    Currency = Socialism (State owns it)
    Land = Liberalism/Georgism (State taxes it)
    Labour/Production = Capitalism (State leaves it alone)
    Twas ever thus. When will people learn?
     
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    billfunk reacted to snaga in John McDonnell (Labour Shadow Chancellor) calling for collective ownership of land...   
    Should be focusing on the large land owners not attacking the little guy, Labour really has lost it's way.
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    billfunk got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Stockopedia   
    Yeah. One thing I have noticed is that I do indeed have a lot of duplication in all aspects. I am happiest with the duplication in the actively managed funds though. I am considering selling two trackers and one bond and buying some of your Balfour Beatty preference shares, maybe Aviva preference shares and standard VOD shares just to test the forum's collective knowledge.
    It is a learning experience for me and I am definitely making schoolboy errors. A big part at the moment is not making any stinkers whilst becoming accustomed to volatility. As I only have a fraction of my wealth invested so far I can deal with the pain of a duplicated loss across 3 units worth of funds. This is why I am attracted to stockopedia because it will educate me to make more deliberate, considered decisions rather than the essentially lazy ones that I have been making to date.
    That said, I have the x-ray on my portfolio and it is 50% defensive, 33% cyclical and the remainder sensitive which is probably where I want to be given I am expecting a post-Brexit wobble (?)
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    billfunk got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Stockopedia   
    Thank you for your recommendation.
    I have just started out and would see this service as educational as much as anything else. I have invested in bonds (2 units), a few index trackers (3 units) and Lindsall Train, Fundsmith and Dodge and Cox (1 unit each).
    I only intend to invest one unit on my own choice of stock. £225 a year would be a decent chunk initially, though less proportionally as I drop more cash into the ISA.
    I may sign up as a leisure-educational activity to begin with as I enjoy looking at numbers and charts and seeing analysis. Hell, if I don't like it, or use it. I can cancel.
    I see I can sign up to the US for £300 a year. That interests me as I believe in the US as the engine of growth. Hopefully the UK can Singapore itself after Brexit. Maybe I will have to fill in that damn form. Guess I could get some Berkshire Hathaway aswell. I like the idea of sleeping at night.
     
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    billfunk reacted to 201p in Stockopedia   
    This one is good
     
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    billfunk reacted to 201p in Stockopedia   
    I think they get a lot of interest - I went to a trade show, and literally could not get in there as they were so busy. They are the real deal from what I've seen. If you like what the founder, what Ed Croft talks about, and you have a trade plan, to make the most of the generated ideas, you could make some coin if the market conditions are right.
    I don't have a subscription but have been thinking about it in case I run out of ideas.
    Ed worked at Goldman, so he knows his onions. Stockopedia also has a commentator, good Paul Scott, who is another real deal investor and has a blog that is worth reading on a regular basis https://www.stockopedia.com/contributors/paul-scott/
    A quick look and the featured deal is £225 a year for UK stocks. You have to think, if I try it for a year, and don't make my money back (and don't subscribe to any other service or journal) after a year, then it was worth £225 to find out as a business cost to your trading/investing business. It's another £150/year for US stocks (and you need to think about a W-8 form if holding US stoocks in a ISA). Maybe club together if you have a friend or relative that's into stocks.
    Can I have this as a Christmas present (wife/santa?)
    There are a number of Ed Croft videos out there. If you do you own research, then make a decision afterwards.
    Here's a starter:
     
     
     
  14. Cheers
    billfunk reacted to Admiral Pepe in Last share you bought?   
    Not quite. Four divis left to run, ex-div is in two weeks. Yes paying above par but essentially nearly a 6% bond for less than two years.
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    billfunk reacted to Admiral Pepe in Stockopedia   
    Check your broker, they will likely have a screener somewhere on their backend. WeBull is a very good and free application, can be used on browser, native desktop app or mobile app.  https://www.webull.com/download
    As far as guru screens. Well they are all a load of bollocks really. Can you trust analyst recommendations? With all the published financial information at your fingertips you still don't know the half of it. Although If they offer a free trial no harm in trying and see if you will get the moneys worth with a full subscription.
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    billfunk got a reaction from XswampyX in Tommy Robinson thread   
    What is it called when state and corporate power are combined to promote authoritarianism which shuts down free speech? What is that political theory called again?
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    billfunk got a reaction from XswampyX in Tommy Robinson thread   
    What is it called when state and corporate power are combined to promote authoritarianism which shuts down free speech? What is that political theory called again?
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    billfunk got a reaction from XswampyX in Tommy Robinson thread   
    What is it called when state and corporate power are combined to promote authoritarianism which shuts down free speech? What is that political theory called again?
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    billfunk reacted to Bear Hug in Ipswich school reports '30-year-old pupil' to Home Office   
    I propose a prison sentence equal to a difference between actual age and pretend age.
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    billfunk got a reaction from MvR in Question Time   
    Peterson making one sensible point after another. People in the audience echoing his opinions.
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    billfunk reacted to Horrified Onlooker in Question Time   
    He added more value per word uttered than the rest combined.
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    billfunk reacted to longtomsilver in Ipswich school reports '30-year-old pupil' to Home Office   
    A solution would be to make impersonating a minor a criminal offence imposing a short custodial sentence followed by deportation/internment.
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    billfunk reacted to SpectrumFX in Question Time   
    He's trying to be constructive and helpful with evidence based analysis.
    I don't think he's having much impact.

     
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    billfunk got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Question Time   
    It is better than Mogadishu.
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    billfunk got a reaction from Cunning Plan in Question Time   
    It is better than Mogadishu.