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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
  0.50 0.14% 359.00 355.00 359.50 359.00 353.00 353.00 93,110 12:43:19
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
18/8/2020
11:34
Well the S&P is now more or less at pre crash levels wish this was!
tim 3
11/8/2020
13:00
allowed me a top up at 342p the other day
mister md
11/8/2020
11:43
Happy to see a bit of upside for a change particularly now it's back above £3.50 support.They sometimes drop under for a while to fool you lol
tim 3
11/8/2020
08:34
Old world economy stocks off the floor. I wonder if mrch will perk up?
escapetohome
10/8/2020
16:53
I think its fair comment to draw attention to the relative performance. Im not selling my holding but im not adding more.
escapetohome
10/8/2020
16:44
A first! MRCH was the highest riser in my portfolio today!
gateside
09/8/2020
20:22
I think it's vitally important to regularly review performance of individual holdings. I haven't said that my strategy is simply to move away from income just because we're in a period of unprecedented uncertainty. However, a mainstay of any investment portfolio has to be capital preservation. If holdings cannot hold onto my capital when things get tough then I see little point in holding them. MRCH share price has to deliver 61% growth from here just to get back to it's year end figure! I'm sick and tired of having to play catch up with my income paying holdings. I've plenty of other holdings that have more than proved their resilience during this period.
zac0_4
09/8/2020
18:46
True, but I'm not selling at present. I'm actually topping up here, along with with CTY and EDIN. I'm giving it a few years for a good recovery, then I will switch out.
chc15
09/8/2020
18:45
I'll be 50 in 5 years, so 60/40 suits me. I already have most of my sipp in this, and it's done fine, recovered totally from the crash, mainly as it has a lot in the US.
chc15
09/8/2020
18:32
You make some good points and of course because there is leverage here then falls and rises are exaggerated.Previous dips have proved excellent buying opportunities.I am more concerned with the trusts lack of exposure to tech though as it's such a critical area now and that's unlikely to change in the future.
tim 3
09/8/2020
18:18
For those that didn't have the patience to read to the end of the Daily Mail article linked to earlier: 'Clearly in times of market volatility and falls, investors who are tempted to sell for better opportunities elsewhere have to be careful not to lock in a loss that might be hard to recover from. 'If the fund has indicated that the cut to capital growth is temporary and they are still finding income opportunities, it might be better for investors to hold tight and ride out the bump in the road.'
bluemango
09/8/2020
17:56
Concentrating purely on income has always had its pitfalls. The ideal is picking companies who are sound enough for the share price to grow at the same time as generating a reliable income. That's nothing new. The best Investment Trust managers try to do just that, with varying degrees of success. They seek a good balance between the two, rather than sacrificing capital in their pursuit of income. The curious thing though, is to see people arguing at a time of unprecedented economic uncertainty, that just because we are in a very bad patch at present, you should somehow abandon the whole idea of dividend income, and presumably, by logical extension, sell holdings such as investment trusts just at the point when they are at a low point! Fine, go ahead and see how well that works out for you long term. Income with great potential for capital growth alongside is still available if you know where to look. In individual stocks AND via the better Investment Trusts. And everything is all so easy in hindsight, if you only look backwards rather than ahead. Come back and try and make the same points again in five years' time and see how things look then, not looking back at five years ago compared to now, during an unprecedented Global Pandemic!
bluemango
09/8/2020
16:46
CHC15 - as an example my largest holding by far is the Fundsmith Equity fund. A £10,000 investment made here 5 years ago would have paid out a total of £2,718 in dividends but today your capital has fallen to £7,500! If you had made the same £10,000 investment with Fundsmith and at the end of each year taken capital to the same value as the MRCH annual dividend, you'd have paid yourself the same £2,718 but your capital is now worth £19,399! As the advert says, you do the maths!!!! Good Luck!
zac0_4
09/8/2020
16:35
Agreed, it's just a nonsense to buy income inv trusts that charge high fees and underperform. Reversion to the mean always happens with active mgrs. Buy a good tracker, keep adding and stay the course.
chc15
09/8/2020
16:23
CHC15 - without exception all of my individual shares and investment trusts that pay dividends have performed terribly. This is one of the worst. Luckily only about 20% of my portfolio sits with dividend paying holdings. The balance I have split across 12 (ish) investment funds. I invest in the accumulation version, not the income version, in all cases. The difference in performance between my funds and my dividend paying holdings is startling. When I feel the time is right all my dividend paying holdings will be sold. From what I can see you enjoy good income at the expense of capital destruction! That makes no sense to me.
zac0_4
09/8/2020
15:57
The more videos I watch of John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, the more convinced I am to sell all my inv trusts in a few years time, and switch all to a 60/40 index strategy.
chc15
09/8/2020
15:55
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/investing/article-8607677/Will-trusts-bounce-dead-ducks.html
chc15
08/8/2020
22:05
Well I must admit, as a relative new holder here, I'm not sure where this is heading. Year to date FTSE is down -21% MRCH is down -38%. Over 3 months FTSE has returned +2% and MRCH -5%, and over the last month FTSE is down -2% and MRCH is down -8%. The only conclusion I'm reaching to date is that the trust is simply chasing dividends at the expense of any capital recovery. I expected more!
zac0_4
08/8/2020
10:23
tim 3 .. Get your facts right . Cancer kills no less , none smokers than it does smokers .
superiorshares
08/8/2020
10:10
Oh and Caradog . You fail to mention how many people who died of Cancer from smoking also consumed hard drugs . All you smoking demonisers put your money elsewhere . Or you will be Sanctimonious hypocrites as well !
superiorshares
06/8/2020
08:39
Caradog my best friend died in the way you describe at 56 due to smoking. I do not claim to be an ethical investor but have always been uncomfortable investing in tobacco. Their whole business relies on them getting people addicted to a product that if they continue to use it will kill around half the people that smoke with horrible diseases. Thats pretty bad.
tim 3
06/8/2020
07:45
#798 Generally in agreement on much of the political points (eg lefties quite happy with 'wacky backy'!) But disagree with your apparent certainty about div being cut. Possible, but you should not be boldly stating 'will' be.
bluemango
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