Buy
Sell
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Personal Assets Trust Plc LSE:PNL London Ordinary Share GB0006827546 ORD �12.50
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  50.00 0.11% 45,100.00 45,000.00 45,100.00 45,150.00 45,000.00 45,150.00 1,974 12:54:20
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 23.3 18.2 603.0 74.8 1,364

Personal Assets Share Discussion Threads

Showing 26 to 47 of 250 messages
Chat Pages: 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
19/12/2010
17:27
Jimbo You might find Jeremy Grantham's ideas of interest at the end of this interview if you must be in the markets at the minute i.e. you should be in the big global franchises (which is where everybody else who you would trust with your money seems to be headed to), but beware that you are skating on thin ice and the cracks in the lake are getting bigger by the day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MThMfTNxaB8 There is no bigger a gold/silver bug than myself, but I think I will wait until after the holidays are well and truly over before I make any lump sum investments. However like yourself I am continually drip feeding stuff into the market e.g. Scottish Mortgage (child benefit) and Aberdeen All Asia for myself. I also have GCL and Great Western Minerals Group for rare earths and I will hold onto them regardless
cockneyponce
18/12/2010
17:13
Jimbo, I would love to pile in now, however would it not be more prudent to wait until some time in the new year? In that I feel we are in some sort of artificial Santa rally where end of year bonuses need to be consolidated etc. See Hussman http://blogs.wsj.com/source/tag/john-hussman/ What are your thoughts to the contrary, as I am sick of sitting in cash?
cockneyponce
29/10/2010
12:22
Sounds an interesting article flips, from a Google search. However I'm not a subscriber so I can't read it :-( Personally I have a large part of my portfolio in gold shares so I agree with gold exposure. What did Robin have to say? I know he's an interesting guy (I went to school with him (and the same Uni)).
h101
26/10/2010
19:58
They are a good investment trust and well run. Don't like their gold buying recently, but not a massive exposure. Surely, it's time to sell gold at multi-year highs!? It was time to buy Gold when Gordon Brown was selling UK gold reserves at historical lows!
topvest
26/10/2010
11:44
Did anyone else see the (very positive) interview by Merryn Somerset Webb with Mr. Angus in this week's moneyweek? I feel very comfortable holding these.
flips
30/11/2009
20:43
This is a good trust. Not sure that buying gold (or any commodity) at an all time high is a very good approach though! Anyway, the investment adviser and Personal have a good record, so happy to go with them.
topvest
30/11/2009
18:07
Mad. Thanks
flips
30/11/2009
17:33
Ps I am not anti Gold, far from it. I think this looks a decent trust, despite MSW recommending it. Currently, i am not in it but I will use it in the future I am sure
madengland
30/11/2009
17:31
Essentially the asset allocation and long term defensive approach, and the fact that the dividend is conservative but has grown every year I believe. Its one I have my eye on as a possible place to move capital after what I am expecting to be a year end rally. You may also want to take a look at RICA. (ruffers)
madengland
30/11/2009
13:37
Mad; could you summarise what it is you like about PNL? I'm new to it.
flips
30/11/2009
13:04
Unfortunately she is also a numpty, although I do like this trust. She also goes on about 6,300 gold. Her views on gold and her views on investing in stocks are contradictory. If she was so smart she should be running a hedge fund rather than writing her nonsense articles. She is a member of the Bill Bonner the end of the world is nigh sect. Rant over
madengland
30/11/2009
10:38
Merryn Somerset Webb has given this Trust a strong recommendation in Moneyweek. She particularly faviurs its exposure to gold.
flips
08/3/2009
18:21
Yes, now is the time I feel...albeit caution needs to be exercised.
topvest
08/3/2009
17:59
Little bit of a write up in the Mail On Sunday. It appears Trojan are going to slowly make the move back into equities.
h101
05/3/2009
21:45
Trojan appointed the new investment adviser. Looks a very good fit. PNL are fantastically positioned at this point in the cycle. How many other investment trusts have this sort of liquidity now? None, as far as I can see.
topvest
03/2/2009
07:49
But is it safer than cash? I'm presuming topvest you've used all your ISA allocation. I cashed in an ISA that paid 6%, when the rates dropped. It's a question of opportunity cost. We'll need to see what this does with a replacement for IR.
h101
02/2/2009
17:46
If you look at the long term records it's very good - they are on a 20 year run of dividend increases from £1 to £5 and NAV from £56 to £257 at the top. This share will never make you super rich, but it's safer than most imo. At the moment, I'm looking for capital preservation with some yield.
topvest
02/2/2009
16:41
It's certainly a trust that has weathered the mkt downturns well, and now needs to show it can benefit from the upside (as/when it happens). Has been priced around NAV for years now, primarily due to the v.popular savings scheme and its decision to buy back its own shares when at a discount (then reissue) - something many other trusts have since copied. As for what it offers over cash, I've been asking myself that for some time (the answer has been "nothing at all over the past few years"). Let's see if it rises more than 3% in the next 12 months.
arichard
02/2/2009
07:58
I did a little more research at the weekend but there wasn't much around. My current impression is that: The price has been slightly above where it is now for some time. Since the price is close to NAV, they seem to have done well to keeping the NAV from falling but haven't added much value in the bull market. Having said that they appear to be a defensive stock in that they haven't lost as much in the bear slide as others. Given the annual return is so low, one wonders what they offer over and above holding cash on deposit?
h101
01/2/2009
17:06
Yes, the dividend yield is relatively low, but they have a good long term record. This is a conservative trust which has been good in protecting capital. Will be intersting to see how they take things forward without Ian Rushbrook. I see they are currently redoing their web-site.
topvest
01/2/2009
16:27
Thanks - so that gives an annual return of 2%. I bought a few (well at £240 odd a share it wont be a lot!).
h101
30/1/2009
21:13
£5 a share, but it will have increased the dividend 20/20 years this year.
topvest
Chat Pages: 10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1
ADVFN Advertorial
Your Recent History
LSE
PNL
Personal A..
Register now to watch these stocks streaming on the ADVFN Monitor.

Monitor lets you view up to 110 of your favourite stocks at once and is completely free to use.

By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions

P: V: D:20201126 13:25:26