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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 - 42,480 10:40:56
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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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
24/8/2021
23:43
This uncovered dividend :-) Let's get to the future now , not pick out all the winners from previous hoses races . The forgotten about Corona . Some time back I said on here that the death toll would be 5 million by March 2022, sadly that's way too optimistic. I would like to adjust that and make it 6-7 million ! Britain had its highest weekly death toll in August since early March 652 . Where I work double Jabbers are going down with Corona and it's making them very ill ! Don't worry Investors " people are learning to live with it ". No they are not .. " They re learning to die with it " You not in my backyard , I want to make money types . There is big trouble heading your way .
superiorshares
22/8/2021
09:14
.. still the best performing dividend hero over 12 months.
ctrader3
20/8/2021
09:13
I'm currently out of MRCH as I wanted to book my profits and re-invest at a higher yield. the current dividend is 27.2p so if the price falls to 450p, it will, when is the question. 450p x 6% = 27p at that price I would start to buyback the shares I sold.
ctrader3
20/8/2021
08:56
if u took your 21k and re-invested in a renewables yielding 7% e.g. NEX and re-invested your dividends for the next ten years, your 21k would be worth 42k. the dividends for renewables look fairly secure the NAV looks fairly secure, they could trade at a large premium, so u may not be able to add shares at 7%, though u could take the capital gain. one thing to monitor would be that some renewable assets have a life of around 25 years. remember u would have started out with only 5k that u have compounded. in ten years time your dividend take out could be 2.8k pa. Mr. Market will most probably give u the chance to swing back into MRCH at plus 6% with the chance of making a bigger capital gain.
ctrader3
18/8/2021
10:49
HL charge 0.45% per annum. For investments in funds you would pay this on the total value. However, for traded products ie shares, trusts, etfs it's capped at £45 a year.
zac0_4
18/8/2021
10:04
Best Invest Value for money Tiered service fees of 0.4% or less a year, no set-up fees and share dealing for just £7.50 per trade.
ctrader3
18/8/2021
10:02
Invest today and you'll thank yourself later The award-winning HL Stocks and Shares ISA offers something for every investor. Whether you’re new to investing or already an expert, you can shelter up to £20,000 from UK tax in our ISA. Start investing today from just £100 or £25 per month. It’s easy to open an ISA and the annual charge for holding investments is never more than 0.45%, other charges apply. ............ is it capped as u have an existing ISA?
ctrader3
18/8/2021
09:14
My trading ISA is with Hargreaves Lansdown. Their charges, for holding shares or investment trusts within an ISA, are capped at £45 per year. So, for me it makes sense.
zac0_4
18/8/2021
08:52
now if u are fortunate enough to be taking out of the market more than a 12.3k capital gain and 12.3k stake. u could buy a share paying out a special dividend, sell the share on the xd date and therefore generate a capital loss by turning capital into dividends.
ctrader3
18/8/2021
08:42
Capital Gains Tax Allowance for the tax year, 2021/22 the allowances are: £12,300 for individuals so if u invested 20k last year and it doubled u could withdraw 12.3k of your stake and 12.3k of your capital gain. if u invested 20k in ISA ten years ago and it doubled u would have paid at 0.4% in charges, so £1.6k for the luxury of an ISA u didn't really need. now if u invest 20k and are lucky enough to double your money withdraw 20k and put it in an ISA and let Mr. Market pay your ISA charges. obviously if u are a high flyer withdrawing more than 12.3k pa u would be better off paying the ISA charges.
ctrader3
17/8/2021
22:48
That's the point. Even if you don't think you need it now, in years to come when maybe you're wealthier, you'll be pleased about every penny you've stashed away in a tax-free wrapper. I'm retired now and whatever other sources of income we have - state pension, private pension or investment income - my wife and I have a good income stream from our ISA's which is 'invisible' to the taxman.
jeffian
17/8/2021
19:56
Yes wish I had realised the benefits of an ISA years ago.One of the few areas the tax man can't get his grubby little hands on ;)
tim 3
17/8/2021
19:18
Total agree with the concept. My advice to young people starting to invest is before you do anything set up a direct debit and invest a set amount every month, month in month out, year in year out, into a global equity fund. If you can afford to increase the amount each year then do so. Never sell never panic just invest. Over the long term you'll build wealth. And yes, for me do it in an ISA.
zac0_4
17/8/2021
16:30
Re: the final comment about ISA's, the point is that there is an annual allowance (and every possibility that that will be reduced or stopped if the Government is looking to repair the Covid-shaped hole in UK balance sheet) and if you don't use it, you lose it. Once inside the tax-free 'wrapper' of an ISA, that money is untouchable for the Govt so build up as big an ISA pot as you can, while you can.
jeffian
17/8/2021
15:21
Get rich slow – invest £50 a month in each of these five funds to retire in comfort TRYING to get rich quickly is a mug's game. A more secure way to build wealth for your retirement is to do it slowly, by investing regular monthly sums in stocks and shares. By HARVEY JONES You won't build your fortune overnight by doing this but that's actually a good thing. The safest way to build your wealth is by investing regular sums year after year, leaving you nicely set for your retirement. ‘Crypto crazy!’ More Brits invested in bitcoin last year than stocks It's like the old fable about the tortoise and the hare. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to investing, says Darius McDermott, managing director at FundCalibre.co.uk. Too many investors go charging around, hoping to make short-term gains from volatile assets such as Bitcoin and foreign exchange trading. In practice, they typically lose more often than they win, because trading in this way is too high risk for most people. Fear and greed are you biggest enemies, McDermott says. Fear of missing out, and the greed that comes from trying to make quick money. “Shun both, and take the slow route to building the wealth you need to retire in comfort," he says. Shares can be volatile in the short term but will outperform overtime McDermott recommends setting up a direct debit to invest a regular monthly sum inside your tax-free Stocks and Shares Isa allowance. “It’s a good habit to start and you can increase the amount you invest every time you get a pay rise.” If you begin right at the start of your working life you could end up saving for 40 years or more. "Over such a lengthy period, even small monthly amounts can add up to a good-sized retirement pot,” he says. Shares should deliver a far superior return to cash over the longer run but are more volatile in the short term. McDermott says for most people, investing in a spread of investment funds is a lot safer than buying individual stocks. "If markets crash don't panic, sit tight, leave your money invested and wait for the recovery," he says. Start by investing in the UK economy McDermott says the following five investment funds could be a good place to start. You could invest £50 a month in each via an investment platform, putting away £250 in total. LF Gresham House UK Micro Cap invests in the UK’s smallest companies and its experienced fund manager has delivered impressive returns. VT Downing Unique Opportunities targets UK companies that should deliver sustainable long-term growth, rather than flash-in-the-pan success. AXA Framlington American Growth gives you access to some of the most exciting companies on the thriving US stock market. LF Montanaro Better World invests in small and medium-sized businesses whose products or services make a positive impact on the world. Finally, Nomura Global Dynamic Bond invests in fixed-income investments such as bonds which are less riskier than shares, reducing your portfolio’s volatility. Diversify by investing overseas as well as in the UK These fund ideas are worth considering but will not suit everybody and Svenja Keller, head of wealth planning at wealth manager Killik, said you can make your own “DIY” investment decisions using online trading platforms or investment apps. “If you pick your investments yourself, conduct thorough research on all of the available options,” she says. If you have strong values, ethical investments, also called environmental, social and governance (ESG), may suit you better. However, if you lack the confidence to make your own financial decisions, consider paying for independent financial advice, Keller said. “It may be more expensive than using an investment app, but allows you to ask important questions.” ----------- many people reading this thread, will not need to pay ISA charges for several years, a simple trading account and use your capital gains allowance and dividend allowance, until u can't.
ctrader3
17/8/2021
13:14
Dividends, TR. JC said, not his real name, but that's a discussion for a different day " There are many paths to a top of a mountain " GL whichever path u travel.
ctrader3
17/8/2021
10:44
'Investment trust dividends cannot defy gravity, but they do come with a very plump cushion. Not only do they keep cash in reserve, but they can also bank some of the big capital gains they have made over the last year and hand these out to shareholders too,' said Ian Stokes, managing director of Corporate Markets EMEA at Link Group. 'It is one of the most reassuring features of investment trusts that they can smooth out the peaks and troughs in dividend income caused by the economic cycle or big one-off shocks. 'The amazing stability of investment trust dividends through the pandemic is a testament to this flexibility. For investors, this regular, predictable income is very welcome indeed.' ----------- HFEL stated the dividend was covered, u can only believe the management until u don't.
ctrader3
17/8/2021
10:27
I'm a huge fan of the Fundsmith equity fund. I built up a position over a period of time prior to taking early retirement. I invest directly with Fundsmith. There's no platform charge and they offer a drawdown facility which I use to take a quarterly payment. Currently I take 1.25% per quarter of my initial investment value. So, just like a 5% dividend payment per annum paid quarterly. I started to drawdown 2 years ago. To date I've taken 10% of the value of my initial investment, and my capital is currently 49% higher than when I started. So, total return to date of 59%. I think it's a mistake to compare Smith with Woodford. Woodford was fine when under the control of Invesco. It's when he set up by himself that he went rogue, so to speak. Smith's been running his fund for 11 years and has stuck strictly to his strategy. I'm also invested in his smaller companies investment trust. I invested when the fund launched in October 2018 at £10.00 per share. It's currently £18.70! On another point keep your eye on Henderson Far East Income as I'm sure it's due to fall further. How do I know? Well I've just topped my holding up at £3.00 (7.8% yield) and generally when I top up any holding it falls further!!! I just hope it's not another value trap!
zac0_4
17/8/2021
09:05
the elephant in the room with TR is, a profit is not a profit until u sell your investments, with dividend shares even if u buy at the wrong time the dividends gives u buying power at a lower price.
ctrader3
17/8/2021
08:56
Terry Smith said this outperformance "tells its own story", But will he says that if it underperforms? Woodford never did.
tim 3
17/8/2021
07:27
Terry Smith's Fundsmith Equity turned £10,000 into £58,380 in 10 years. Should you buy it ? Harvey Jones Fundsmith Equity Fund turned an investment of £10,000 into £58,380 in the last 10 years, with a total return of more than 483 percent in that time. Even the pandemic could not lock down Terry Smith, but can he continue to lead the field for the next 10 years? Middle England investors have poured their money into Fundsmith Equity, which now holds an incredible £27 billion. Terry Smith is the nation's most popular fund manager, taking over the mantle from the now disgraced Neil Woodford, whose success at Invesco Perpetual went to his head, and came unstuck after setting up his own company. Fundsmith Equity's consistent performance is particularly impressive because Terry Smith has generated high returns from investing in a small portfolio of large companies, rather than riskier corners of the market. Fundsmith's top holdings include US giants including Microsoft, PayPal and Facebook, alongside beauty companies L'Oreal and Estée Lauder. You can invest free of tax using your annual £20,000 Stocks and Shares Isa allowance. Despite Terry Smith's success, analysts have been warning that his luck might run out, which would be a blow for investors who have banked their retirement on his stock picking skills. How scared should they be? Terry Smith has lashed out at his critics, written a surprise letter to shareholders defending Fundsmith against headlines predicting its downfall. He wrote: "If you have been reading what investment commentators have been saying during this period you might be rather surprised that our fund has fared so well." Few will be heeding his critics after Fundsmith shrugged off the pandemic to return an impressive 26.98 percent in the past 12 months. Terry Smith said this outperformance "tells its own story", and few will dispute that. Laith Khalaf, head of investment analysis at online platform AJ Bell, said the letter was "curious" given Terry Smith's "exceptional performance track record". Khalaf said Terry Smith is one of the most notable success stories of the last decade and has helped to promote investing in funds to a wider public. He said the rush to buy Fundsmith is likely to continue, but as always, investors should not put all their eggs in one basket. "It is always safer to spread your risk by putting money into a range of investment funds." Khalaf said investors should keep some emergency money in cash or a rainy day, but put their longer-term retirement savings into a Stocks and Shares Isa which should generate superior returns over time. Emma Wall, head of investment analysis at Hargreaves Lansdown, said Terry Smith has built Fundsmith Equity's reputation by investing in high quality big-name stocks which dominate their industries with strong competitive advantages. "Investing in established industry leaders means it is difficult for start-ups to eat into their revenues and profit," she said. Emma Wall said Fundsmith is heavily weighted to a small number of companies and sectors, including consumer goods, computer services and medical equipment. Almost three quarters of the fund is invested in the US, which means it could struggle if US share prices fall. Many investors will be heavily invested in the US after its storming success over the last 10 years, and should spread their money around. "Look to hold differentiated funds alongside Fundsmith Equity, which add diversification," Wall said. Few investment managers can stay top of the tree forever, she cautioned. "As with all funds, Terry Smith's vehicle also be sensitive to market downturns, or economic shocks." She said Fundsmith weathered last year's Covid slump well and loyal investors have been well rewarded. "Terry Smith and Fundsmith Equity could continue to deliver, as part of a well-diversified global portfolio."
ctrader3
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