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  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 109.50 107.00 112.00 109.50 109.50 109.50 2,426 08:00:18
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Equity Investment Instruments 1.7 1.4 8.5 12.9 18

Ventus Vct Share Discussion Threads

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22/5/2005
05:16
I must say, I'm not complaining, hopefully it will mean lots more investment opportunities for Ventus! http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1489792,00.html The Ventus offer is due to close at the end of this week, so if you are thinking of subscribing you better be quick!
timbo003
15/5/2005
12:18
Here's a couple of links to weekend press articles that are relevant: From todays Independent Government report gives new wind to green energy which begins "Wind power is better than nuclear power stations for tackling global warming, the Government's official environmental advisers will tell Tony Blair this week.". I'm not entirely sure how they work that one out, but I'm quite happy to go along with the conclusion. From Investors Chronicle "Fuelling the future" http://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/content/paid/2005/Markets/markets_20050513_4.html a four page article which discusses London listed companies (and companies coming to AIM) which are involved with wind power, biomass technologies, fuel cells, wave and tidal power, solar power and green energy funds (you will need to subscribe to IC to view). Ventus and Keydata VCTs get a mention along with all the usual suspects including Alkane (ALK), ITM Power (ITM), Ocean Power Technologies (OPT), Solar Intergrated Technologies (SIT), Biofuels (BFC) and D1 Oils (DOO)
timbo003
12/5/2005
13:28
thnx, A000 It is for my "own purposes", but if anyone wants to come and post, you are welcome Link: http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=9037989
energyi
12/5/2005
13:27
VEN prospectus: http://www.taxshelterreport.co.uk/prospectuses/283.pdf
energyi
12/5/2005
13:12
Hi energyi : by all means but it may not get much response. Have a look at the boards on the Fool e.g. http://boards.fool.co.uk/Message.asp?mid=9198318 I am know as BusyBumbleBee over there. Timbo is still Timbo there. it is worth putting a link in your new board to http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/about/media/notes/bn002.shtml with kind regards
a0002577
12/5/2005
12:58
I will start a VCT thread about this phenomenon
energyi
12/5/2005
10:06
Hi Mahamamsa: glad to hear from Bratislava : what are you doing there? Sounds a fascinating place to be.
a0002577
12/5/2005
09:32
I can see about thirty windmills from my balcony in Bratislava, right on the horizon. They're all in Austria. Burgenland is jam-packed with windmills. Have to see if there are any guided tours.
mahamamsa
12/5/2005
09:11
How right you are energyi : I have been acting as the Cassandra for VCTs for the past few months. This has been the year when many inexperienced managers have launched VCTs on the back of supposed tax advantages and many investors have been lured by the same. A disaster waiting to happen in my view. However, VENTUS is about the only one that I would have invested in as it has a sensible business model. The others of similar type over the years have been enterpise (OK ish), Close Bros VCT (bloody good to me - yielding over 8% consistently on the issue price but of course much more on my actual cost of 38 pence!) The rest have been pretty poor investments compared to something like UU. or AWG - or indeed any of the other utilities really. I think I posted on the Venture Capital thread something like 'I am not buying until the distressed sellers come out of the woodwork in three years time, when I can examine the value of the portfolios and buy at less than the 58 pence I would have to pay now' Murray VCTs have performed exceptionally badly - but I have made some money by buying in the market (and selling again) with Murray VCT3. As you know they are changing their investment manager to Close Bros - so there is some hope that they will improve their performance in the medium term. However investing now (with the large spreads as well) doesn't appeal to me and is only for the really brave.
a0002577
11/5/2005
22:32
LET'S BE realistic... Here's what CAN happen in the VCT world From 84p to 22p... @: http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fun/advfnFun.php?epic=MVC Sym Company====== Price MnShs MktCap -NAV- .Disc MVC Murray VCT.. : 22.5 28.3 £ 6.37m 36.40 -38.2% MRV Murray VCT 2 : 29.5 35.5 £10.47m 43.50 -32.2% MYV Murray VCT 3 : 35.5 39.9 £14.18m 56.10 -36.7% MUV Murray VCT 4 : 48.5 37.7 £18.31m 73.70 -34.2%
energyi
11/5/2005
08:39
Hi Timbo: The Swaffham windmill is fascinating (actually there are now two) One is the Safeway car park and as you say it attracts a lot of visitors - me included. Just love the new header : well done!
a0002577
10/5/2005
17:27
HTML is now back (yippee!), so I have now reinstalled the hit counter and decorated the header >>>AOO I think even some of the latter day windmills are now considered tourist attactions, see link below http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/projects/turbine_tours.html Apparently 50,000 paying visitors (£5/adult, £3/child) have climbed the turbine tower at Swaffham!
timbo003
10/5/2005
15:15
Thanks for that link energyi. Interesting. I can see where you are coming from on this now. In which case steer clear of Ventus : it is more about financial engineering than energy engineering! shortman2 : Hmmm. Mr Hislop a source close to government? Good read though. Ten years to bring on board a new nuclear power station? Is that before or after the planning (?) process? Seriously: I hope you are right because otherwise we have and will continue to have a major problem in this country.
a0002577
10/5/2005
14:20
A, I appreciate the explanation. I am watching VEN, along with others: http://basic1.easily.co.uk/039016/00B012/21CEcharts.htm Only CLE is showing stellar performance
energyi
10/5/2005
13:25
energyi - you are quite right not to buy a stock just because of the tax rebates : but as you have expressed some interest I was merely making the point that it makes no sense to attempt to buy this one in the market. The investment has to stack up in its own right (and this one probably does) BUT if there is also a way of getting tax back then it does make sense to use it. Why do you want some liquidity before the end of the 3 year period? Are you still intending to buy in the market? david77 : Wind turbines as art. Interesting idea. Of course their predecessors - great ugly windmills - are now considered to be a tourist attraction where I live and massive amounts of money are spent restoring them. Believe they also boost the tourist industry in Holland.
a0002577
10/5/2005
13:22
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Abuse team
10/5/2005
13:09
Is the "angel of the north" any less of an eyesore than a wind turbine? Call wind turbines art and everyone will want one.
david77
10/5/2005
12:53
I am not looking for a Tax-oriented investment. I hope this share has some liquidity BEFORE the end of the three year period
energyi
10/5/2005
12:36
Hmmm... Shortman2 : interesting idea but I am afraid that nuclear power is going to take some time to come on stream and private investors are going to take some convincing that it is the way to go after the British Energy debacle. Indeed the surest way for nuclear not to take off is for the government and electricity energy industry to go back on their agreements on wind energy. I am, by the way a great supporter of nuclear energy, believing it to be the cleanest fuel of all but I also am a great beleiver in wind power (and other alternative sources of energy) and rather than disliking the wind turbines, think they add to the landscape, rather more so in fact than the grotesque pylons we have dotted all over. Do you want to clarify "sources close to the government" ?
a0002577
10/5/2005
12:05
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Abuse team
10/5/2005
12:02
energyi - I think you are missing the point. you can buy them now for less than 60 pence direct from the company. It works out like this. You pay 100 pence per share and then claim back 40 pence in income tax. If you buy through a discoutn broker you will even get another 2% back from them making your net cost 58 pence. If you are considering buying them then buy now or wait for three years in the hope that they will fall to 60 pence - which I don't think they ever will. Read the header of this thread : Timbo has done a good job in preparing it and he is absolutely correct.
a0002577
10/5/2005
09:37
I tend to agree... But will wait for lower prices nonetheless These entities tend to have rather haevy fee structures riding ontop of them. The prices needs to drop to make risk/rewatd more attractive. Of course, there is often the odd exception...
energyi
10/5/2005
08:39
energi - very unlikely that it will drift to 60 pence. The yield will keep it above 80 more or less regardless. If it ever got to 60 I would be a buyer in a big way. VCTs have got their act together in buying back shares and this one is largely asset backed and with assets that are subsidised by government as a long term move to get more renewable energy. This is/was the only really sensible VCT offering this/last year and so anyone who got in early should do very nicely. Asset backed VCTs (enterprise VCT and Close Bros have been the only ones to give consistently good returns over the years. I would expect this one to give at least as good a return as Close Bros - which yields nearly nine per cent on the original share price (100 pence) and of course rather more on the 38 pence I actually paid!
a0002577
09/5/2005
21:35
So the price will drift down towards 60P over time?
energyi
07/5/2005
19:57
energyi : you say "Not much (any) liquidity here, is there?" : of course there isn't, the offer is still open and you can buy new shares for an effective 60 pence (minus another couple of pence if you buy through a broker who remits some of his commission) : no one is going to be daft enough to sell the shares while the offer is still open because who would be stupid enough to buy them at more than sixty pence and pay commission and stamp duty on top?
a0002577
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