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Smithson Invest LSE:SSON London Ordinary Share GB00BGJWTR88 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.60p -0.41% 1,118.80p 1,114.40p 1,118.80p 1,125.00p 1,109.00p 1,125.00p 104,994 16:28:10
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Equity Investment Instruments - - - - 977.95

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
25/1/2019
08:42
Should add that I intend to hold Fundsmith pretty much forever.
mad foetus
25/1/2019
08:41
I have held Fundsmith for 5/6 years and continue to do so. My average price was £1.60, so I am very happy with performance though I think the fees are excessive, though that is a different debate.
mad foetus
25/1/2019
08:40
Sorry should have been do you hold Fundsmith? And if so for how long? (If you don't mind me asking).
villarich
25/1/2019
08:39
How long did you hold Fundsmith?
villarich
25/1/2019
08:39
I'm assuming you're a pretty intelligent person, therefore you won't have misread the Smithson prospectus. So you must be deliberately misinterpreting what it says to fit your views.It does not say investors have to wait 5 years for a decent return. It says it is aimed at investors who have a medium to long term time horizon. Like any value investing approach, they advocate holding for the long term to smooth out the peaks and troughs but ultimately they're looking to buy good companies.
villarich
25/1/2019
08:37
I don't hold SSON, but Fundsmith made a positive return last year and not many funds did. FEET has been disappointing, but to say Fundsmith has been anything other than stellar is daft. It may have had tailwinds, but then, so did everything else. And it beat everything else.
mad foetus
25/1/2019
08:32
How long were you invested in Fundsmith?
villarich
25/1/2019
07:22
Statement re dealings in shares Smithson Investment Trust plc (the "Company") announces that it is satisfied that all inside information which the Directors and the Company may have to the date of this announcement has previously been notified to a regulatory information service. The Company is therefore not prohibited from repurchasing its own securities, or issuing new securities, during the closed period which ends on the date of the announcement of the Half-yearly Report for the period ended 31 December 2018. --------------------------------------------
spacecake
24/1/2019
12:13
5 years is a ridiculous time scale to get a meaningful return, may as well buy income stocks, RDS would deliver 32 pc in dividends alone over that time without compounding. Woodford came out with all that 5 year drivel as a cover for the abysmal performance of his funds. Fundsmith which I had 230k in, now sold, has ground to a halt in sync with the US market, some of the tech stuff like Amadeus and FB have tanked, Feet is a load of rubbish and to be honest this looks pretty average. I like TS but some of the disciple like posts on here are daft.
porsche1945
11/1/2019
09:22
Now that the company has started issuing more shares, the premium has fallen from 10% to 4%. It might actually be worth buying soon, if the premium continues to fall.
biggest bill
07/1/2019
13:59
Villarich, it is impossible not to agree with what you say. In fact, and I do not wish to sound unpleasant, some comments on this board are utterly absurd. Either one agrees with his thesis or one does not. If not, why bother yourself with the board (other than to argue that his thesis is outdated, misplaced or misapplied). And if you do agree, then I suppose only misapplication is applicable. That would be where posters here wonder why he has included certain things in the portfolio. Impulsiveness, perhaps? - really?
chucko1
07/1/2019
09:43
Also, looking at an s&p tracker ETF, that would have given a TR of +48.4% over the last 5 years.Fundsmith? +134%
villarich
07/1/2019
09:38
Fundsmith Total Return last 12 months = +2.32%FTSE 100 TR = -7.89%I'd call that out performing the market.Not sure if you have an agenda but Fundsmith and Smithson make it clear they take a value investing approach and are there for long-term investment. The Smithson prospectus made it clear the investing horizon was a minimum of 5 years so not sure there is any point in bashing the trust after a couple of months. I do see benefits in picking stocks myself too though but not exclusively. I have a portfolio that has value funds like Fundsmith and this, along with my own picks.
villarich
05/1/2019
12:25
More funds operating than companies, more automatic algorithmic trading than human thought driven actions, more money than sense ?
spacecake
03/1/2019
15:29
Cant see where this is going to take off....countrywide? Dominos Pizzas...? Even the main Fundsmith holdings starting to get hammered in line with S and P, just shows even the best fund managers cant really beat the market, I sold out of that just in time, basic passive US trackers would have delivered same result over last five years...Feet just not really very good. Time to get back to stockpicking rather than funds to make money, probably smarter to buy income now, interest rate raising cycle over with recession on cards, some great yields out there. Not UK property or retail tho.
porsche1945
31/12/2018
16:31
Closed today at the ipo issue price 1000p
spacecake
30/12/2018
13:09
tyranosaurus 24 Dec '18 - 13:20 - 71 of 74 Someone with more know how than me should consider putting the NAV chart on here. That would be very useful, for any IT. Though not sure if technically possible...
pvb
30/12/2018
11:35
Next quarter reporting season kicks off in two weeks should know a couple of weeks after that if it's a bloodbath or not.
spacecake
27/12/2018
09:56
Suspect it's mainly the index entry saving the share price - NAV just reported at 906p from Christmas Eve. I know the markets have been weak, but SSON didn't float at the top. Should be trading a pound lower than here IMO, on a similar par/slight discount position as FEET.
spectoacc
24/12/2018
13:45
The premium here is now above 10%. Given the track record which is zero, this is ludicrous.
biggest bill
24/12/2018
13:20
NAV 916.67 Someone with more know how than me should consider putting the NAV chart on here.
tyranosaurus
21/12/2018
20:31
It's an investment fund, it's not a religion nor a financial prison and if at any time the investor gets p*ssed off with what's happening there's always the option of selling M-F, 8-4:30 most weeks of the year.
spacecake
21/12/2018
13:05
In hindsight I would win the lottery every week !!Oh for a Crystal ball for Christmas
kito692
21/12/2018
11:54
NAV now at 929p... so off about 7% since launch...in hindsight they should have bought over time rather than buy into companies aggressively..
trytotakeiteasy
20/12/2018
09:16
I take the point if you are buy and a very long term hold attempting timing is less worthwhile.
essentialinvestor
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