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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Merchants Trust Plc LSE:MRCH London Ordinary Share GB0005800072 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  6.00 1.7% 359.00 357.00 359.00 359.00 356.00 356.00 277,093 14:56:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 36.2 32.7 29.7 12.1 424

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
20/7/2020
19:00
I’m in a similar situation. Moving away from individually held shares. I hold here, in HHI and HFEL as dividend paying trusts, and have held for some time. My views are changing. I’m not convinced chasing income is the best way to go. I hold a number of investment funds and have started to take a % from them when required. This has proved far more beneficial. Total return, ie including dividend payments, from MRCH over last 5 years is 1.5%. Total return from a low cost international index fund is 79%. Food for thought!
zac0_4
20/7/2020
16:30
My current preferred ITs are MRCH, DIG, EDIN and SHRS. Also think Private Equity trusts may be picking up some bargain sales in coming months. Holding PEY and SLPE. Also holding some defensive non ITs such as AZN, PHNX (7% yield), ULVR, BAE Systems. All for income. And a speculative punt in Aim listed FRP - one of the few listed insolvency specialists. They are rather busy at present and sadly likely to continue to be in near future.
bluemango
20/7/2020
14:25
yes shalder, I agree that stock specific risks are out of my comfort zone. Time to put on my slippers and settle in with this. Put the other half of my capital in IUKD for same reason.
dandu69
20/7/2020
14:24
Have also topped up today, long term hold for me.
chc15
20/7/2020
13:09
dandu: I have arrived at similar conclsions, at least in part because in my view, stock specific risks right now are the highest I can recall across a whole range of market sectors. I have been looking at ITs more closely than for some years, trying to find managers whose broad philosophy makes sense to me and identifying specific trusts for investment. Let's hope we are both right!
shalder
20/7/2020
12:28
Added today
panshanger1
20/7/2020
09:24
Put half my capital in these with a long term 10+ years horizon. Since the crash I`ve really looked at my investment goals and have chosen to come out of individual shares.....this fits my risk profile better having been in the share game for 15+ years. A steady dividend 4 times a year will do for me.
dandu69
17/7/2020
22:50
This just cant seem to make much progress only 70p off the "crash" lows.
tim 3
10/7/2020
14:48
MRCH is the biggest bargain stock (in the 'low risk' category) currently available imho ;)
mister md
09/7/2020
16:17
Took a few today
panshanger1
09/7/2020
09:45
So it went down more than the divi, good time to top up?
chc15
06/7/2020
16:30
Bought today for the 7% dividend.Money seemed to be switching into more adventurous holdings and selling more stable holdings today, so seemed a good day to buy on share price weakness. Underperformed this year, so hopefully a good entry point. Intend to reinvest dividends to bring down buy price further.Although they hold UK shares, many are international companies.Impressed with the Fund Manager, seems to know what he's doing.
gateside
30/6/2020
19:42
Tim3 - sorry to hear your news. The data appears to back up the article I read that UK companies pay too much in dividends and don't reinvest enough of their profits back into the business compared to their US counterparts. The Dow has delivered a total return of 103% whilst the FTSE only 15%. And that's over 5 years.
zac0_4
29/6/2020
22:13
Dislike tobacco companies wish they mrch did not own them like they did a few years back.Lost my best friend to lung cancer earlier this year. zac I agree Used to believe that dividends would support shares in tough times but time and time again this has shown not to be the case, unsurprisingly income funds seem well out of favour at present and can see that remaining the case for some time. htTps://www.ftadviser.com/investments/2020/06/04/income-funds-are-under-attack/
tim 3
29/6/2020
21:48
I recently read a staggering fact. Amazon and Apple are now worth more than the entire UK stock market! The reason given was that UK companies are too generous in their dividend payments and don't reinvest enough of their earnings back into their businesses for growth. It sort of backs up my thoughts that dividend paying companies provide investors with poor levels of overall return.
zac0_4
26/6/2020
16:35
CT2000 - I must admit I was a bit surprised when HFEL announced an increase to their next quarterly dividend payment. As stated in a previous post I've held it for a number of years. They must be proud of their record of not cutting / increasing dividends over many, many years and want to maintain their record.
zac0_4
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