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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
  0.00 0.0% 557.00 552.00 556.00 - 33,463 10:05:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 24.9 21.9 18.5 30.1 694

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31/7/2021
08:05
Income for the ages… If the last year has taught income investors anything, it might be that consistency is key. Whatever the application of your income, being able to rely on it being relatively reliable is valuable for many investors, with immediate needs like school fees or simply day-to-day living costs not abating regardless of the economic climate. The challenges of sourcing reliable income were laid bare in 2020. Many companies slashed their dividends as the COVID 19 pandemic prompted governments to lockdown entire economies, leaving revenues uncertain. This had a clear knock-on effect for many investors, particularly in the UK, where prior to the crisis 37% of all dividends came from just five companies and 51% from ten. The income advantage Investment trusts are uniquely well-positioned to offer investment income. Their closed-end structure means they are unaffected by daily inflows and outflows allowing their managers to confidently invest for the longer term. Their boards are also able to hold back some of their investment profits and income from distribution each year. This in turn enables them to ‘smooth’ payouts in years when income falls, similar to the experience of many last year. As a result, investment trusts are some of the most reliable income payers accessible to investors, with a select group – the AIC’s Dividend Heroes – achieving record-breaking runs in terms of consistent dividend growth, running over multiple decades. Kepler
ctrader3
30/7/2021
21:40
Thanks ct3.
tim 3
30/7/2021
19:07
ctrader3 A good sector to invest in. Plus the 2 that you highlighted have no Stamp Duty to pay when you purchase them.
gateside
30/7/2021
15:23
a couple of renewables worth considering, I know lots of traders will not buy Trusts trading at a premium as they think if the share falls 6% they lose the value of the dividend. if u can free yourself from being shackled to the value of your portfolio and buy shares with a fairly secure dividend to buy more shares with a fairly secure dividend u will get rich slow.
ctrader3
30/7/2021
14:44
the difference a tiny percentage margin makes whilst compounding. 5k compounding for 10 years at 6% £8,950 but if u can squeeze another couple of percent from your trade 5k compounding for 10 years at 8% £10,800
ctrader3
30/7/2021
14:38
I am maxed out with HFEL, I am printing a capital loss but in profit counting dividends, I think they call that TR but not TR as u know it. No intention of selling as they said last year's dividend was fully covered. One small gripe, which seems to be holding back the share price is the amount of new shares they issue on a regular basis. I actually replaced MRCH with RECI who currently yield 9% on my buying price. At the higher risk end of the market, hence the yield, but as the loans are backed by real assets (property) a risk I am willing to take. Dividend is static but looks reasonably secure currently yielding 7.8% trading around their NAV.
ctrader3
30/7/2021
14:13
Could I ask what you bought instead?I recently bought HFEL which seem good value at present.
tim 3
30/7/2021
13:48
for the record I have sold my shares in MRCH to re-invest the profits into a higher yielder. I am still a keen follower of the share as I intend to buyback when the market falls. It's the only strategy I know of, apart from shorting, that embraces falling markets.
ctrader3
30/7/2021
13:42
my advice, for what it's worth, major on Investment Trusts who have ample reserves to get thru any of the bad times. from memory CTY said they have had to use reserves 5 times including last year.
ctrader3
30/7/2021
12:51
Interesting thanks
tim 3
30/7/2021
11:05
Tom Selby, AJ Bell Senior Analyst says: Before answering your question there are three bits of jargon which need explaining. Firstly, ‘drawdown̵7; is simply a way of taking a retirement income while keeping your pension invested. When you enter drawdown, a quarter of your fund can be accessed as a tax-free lump sum, with the rest taxed in the same way as income. Secondly, ‘UFPLS’ stands for ‘Uncrystallised Funds Pension Lump Sum’ (a catchy term coined by the Government). Going down this route means you take ad-hoc lump sums directly from your pension, with a quarter of each lump sum tax-free and the remaining 75% taxed in the same way as income. Finally, ‘natural yield’ is a retirement withdrawal strategy designed to keep your underlying investments intact. Rather than selling investments to generate a retirement income, someone who takes a natural yield approach would use income their investments pay out – via interest on bonds and dividends from stocks – to fund their lifestyle. Where someone invests in income-producing funds rather than individual bonds and stocks, these will usually target a yield (say, for example, 4%). Whether you’re taking an income in drawdown or via UFPLS, a true natural yield strategy would mean only ever taking withdrawals from the income your investments produce. In the case of dividends, for example, these will usually be paid into a cash account which you can then access (provided you are over age 55). Remember that dividends are tax-free when paid within a SIPP, although withdrawals are taxable (after your 25% tax-free cash has been taken). The main advantage of a natural yield strategy is that it preserves your underlying capital. This means that your pension can potentially continue growing over the long-term and eliminates the risk of selling investments during falling markets. Natural yield can be particularly attractive for people who want to leave their retirement pot to loved ones after they die. Pensions now benefit from generous tax treatment on death, with those who die before age 75 able to pass on their fund tax-free, while those who die after 75 can pass it on at their recipient’s marginal rate of income tax when they come to access it. However, the big disadvantage of natural yield is that you’ll be reliant on your investments delivering sufficient income for you to live on. In years where dividends are thin on the ground – something we saw in 2020 as lockdown forced companies to protect their balance sheets – you may need to reduce your spending. This level of uncertainty means a natural yield approach won’t be suitable for everyone.
ctrader3
28/7/2021
14:51
Superiorshares - 02 May 2021 - 19:10:12 - 1568 of 1650 MERCHANTS IT yld 6% - MRCH Ctrader3 . Yes thanks for highlighting Epic . That won't be on my list for 100s of Tuesdays to come , if ever ? Why do you like that ? Or are you just picking it because it has a high yield? -------------- now up twelve percent since the above comment (including dividends) watch for the update to decide to take part or all of the profit. EPIC 8 July 2021 Ediston Property Investment Company plc Declaration of Interim Dividend The Company declares its interim dividend (property income distribution) payment in respect of the period from 1 to 30 June 2021 of 0.4167 pence per share, as timetabled below: Ex-Dividend Date: 15 July Record Date: 16 July Pay Date: 30 July This monthly dividend of 0.4167 pence per share equates to an annualised dividend level of 5.00 pence per share and is unchanged from the previous dividend declared on 3 June. Following a 25% increase in the dividend, announced in April 2021, the Board can report continued good rent collection and a well-covered dividend. It is the Board's intention to continue to increase the dividend and review the dividend level after the year end. The Company expects to publish its net asset value as at 30 June 2021 later this month and will provide a full trading update at that time.
ctrader3
22/7/2021
09:55
for comparison costs. an inflation linked annuity, u hand over your cash and they pay u 3.5% pa or a bank account paying zilch, with inflation at 5% your buying power is decreasing. remember also if your tracker is an accumulation tracker delete the 5% inflation.
ctrader3
22/7/2021
09:45
here's an interesting little sum if u had bought 2000 shares in MRCH @ £3.00 total 6k I'll ignore costs for the sum. u could sell today for 500p = 10k u have earned 40p in dividends £800 if u today re-invested in a renewable trust paying 7% with only a modest chance of a capital gain £10,800 x 7% = £756 pa running yield on buying price 12.5%. Get rich slow. GL
ctrader3
22/7/2021
09:24
where the market over reacted in spades was property. u could have bought real assets at a large discount, the only question was timing but if u bought a company paying A dividend u were paid for waiting. of course to buy market bargains u have to have sold to free up cash in your portfolio. GL
ctrader3
22/7/2021
09:09
with the benefit of hindsight u should have bought any of the above. SDV have ZDP's so there was a chance, if the market continued to fall the ordinary shares would become worthless. always easier with hindsight.
ctrader3
22/7/2021
08:55
using the IC recommended tracker for comparison, there is little difference in performance. of course looking back doesn't butter any parsnips so the question u need to ask is the S&P likely to have the same performance ? the other question to ask is the bird in the hand worth two in the bush, so u can sleep soundly at night ? my personal view, for what it's worth, this train left the station a long time ago and the yield whilst reasonable is no longer an impelling buying reason. of course different if u bought near the bottom as your yield would be a gently increasing 10% pa. GL
ctrader3
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