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Old 14-04-2012, 9:32 AM
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I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone was buying and why.

Last week I bought:

Firstgroup, because of the stonking 12.5% yield and 7.5 PE ratio. I think with austerity people will use public transport more, I also think it likely the Government will encourage more people to use public transport. Quite a few possible minuses with this one - reduction of subsidies, and a high fixed costs business

British Land, just because I think it's a good long term holding. It owns a lot of dull dependable Tesco stores etc. On the minus side I think property companies will have a few bad years because the banks don't have money to lend for development it would be a 'mare if BL couldn't rollover debt when it matured
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Old 14-04-2012, 10:06 AM
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Orogen gold, 1k at 0.74 in Jan/Feb time, when it hit 0.65 couple of weeks back, thought it would be rude not to get some more. 2k at 0.65. So roughly looking at 3k at 0.68

Currently looking at 30%.
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Old 14-04-2012, 1:11 PM
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my last trade was for - Harley Davidson (HOG) - they have slimmed inventory and cut costs over the past few years, have an excellent management team and now that the yanks seem to have turned a corner, discretionary spending is up and sales are up - I'm up 10% on it so far.

interested to read that firstgroup have a 12.5% yield - is that true??
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WEIR

Makes and services pumps. With oil so expensive, any company which helps companies get more of it is worth having around


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I have them, they done pretty badly so far as a share. I agree public transport is going to become a larger percentage but at the same time its challenged.

When yields get this high on a normal company its because the market is expecting a dividend cut will have to occur from failing prospects, etc
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Old 14-04-2012, 1:36 PM
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my last trade was for - Harley Davidson (HOG) - they have slimmed inventory and cut costs over the past few years, have an excellent management team and now that the yanks seem to have turned a corner, discretionary spending is up and sales are up - I'm up 10% on it so far.

interested to read that firstgroup have a 12.5% yield - is that true??
what broker do you use to buy your yank shares? you not get bothered by the US holding taxes?

yeah, they yield 12.5%. not exactly the most secure divi though....
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Old 15-04-2012, 9:11 AM
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Last share I bought was Eurotunnel which shows how long ago I last bought! (not including investment trust shares)

As an investment they haven't done fantastically but with the shareholder perks of 30% off all travel they have been an excellent money saving purchase.
Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
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Old 15-04-2012, 9:30 AM
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This is an interesting topic.

The last two shares I bought are:

One Delta, just because I like the idea of recycled plastic materials into different products. I am great fan of environmental/waste companies. Bought into it last February. It is also a part of an attempt to build a sustainable portfolio.

Falkland Islands Holdings, A play on the fact if the oil companies do manage to develop commercially, then hopefully Falkland Islands Holdings could benefit from it. The fact they also hold a stake in Falkands Oil and Gas does not hurt either. Bought into it last December.

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Old 15-04-2012, 10:23 AM
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Mine is Tesco. I've been 'in, out and in', in the last month. Just think below 3.20 is too cheap to resist. But as an over enthiusiastic amateur I'm not offering that as a recommendation
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Old 15-04-2012, 10:33 AM
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NovaGold on the TSE, 1500 @ C$7.48 about a month or so ago, using the last of the 11/12 ISA allowance.

Will buy more on any drop below C$6.50, adding to the 2093 currently owned.
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Old 15-04-2012, 10:39 AM
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I plan to buy and hold around 50 of the FTSE 100 companies for the long term, I have about 20 at the moment and the plan is to buy more as and whe dips/ corrections occur. I bought Morrisons last week.
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Old 15-04-2012, 11:19 AM
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JD Sports. Cheap as their margins took a hit last year, but I reckon its just a temporary hitch coupled with the VAT hike. Plenty of growth left from them and the management have a good chance of turning Blacks around.
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Old 15-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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I plan to buy and hold around 50 of the FTSE 100 companies for the long term, I have about 20 at the moment and the plan is to buy more as and whe dips/ corrections occur. I bought Morrisons last week.
Wouldn't it just be cheaper to get an FTSE100 tracker for this, or do you specifically dislike something about 50 of the FTSE100?
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Wouldn't it just be cheaper to get an FTSE100 tracker for this, or do you specifically dislike something about 50 of the FTSE100?
Maybe lvader prefer to hold shares itself to potentially gain from any corporate actions, it may be ethics as well, problem with oil, mining, beverages, banks and potentially any sectors as well! If you got problem with environmental, defence, health and financial areas, then you could exclude many of these companies. Lastly, FTSE100 can be overweighted in one area like financial services and it may not be entirely diverse equally over sectors.

In FTSE 100, in the industry sector, there are as follows:

Three Aerospace & Defense
One Auto-mobiles & Parts
Five Banks
Two Beverages
Two Chemicals
One Construction & Materials
One Electricity
Seven Financial Services
One Fixed Line Telecommunications
Three Food & Drug Retailers
Three Food Producers
Five Gas, Water & Multi-utilities
Two General Industrials
Three General Retailers
One Health Care Equipment & Services
One Household Goods & Home Construction
Two Industrial Engineering
One Industrial Metals & Mining
Six Life Insurance
Five Media
Twelve Mining
One Mobile Telecommunications
Two Non-life Insurance
Four Oil & Gas Producers
Two Oil Equipment & Services
One Personal Goods
Three Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Four Real Estate Investment Trusts
One Software & Computer Services
Eight Support Services
One Technology Hardware & Equipment
Two Tobacco
Five Travel & Leisure
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Old 15-04-2012, 2:47 PM
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TSLA - Tesla Motors

Already made 42% from trading during volatile periods and a couple of weeks ago a large holder sold his holding causing the share price to drop 8%. Bought in. Now just waiting for some good news to bring it back up.
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Old 15-04-2012, 3:22 PM
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Wouldn't it just be cheaper to get an FTSE100 tracker for this, or do you specifically dislike something about 50 of the FTSE100?
I like a lot of the FTSE companies for ease or trading and good dividends but I recon i can do much better than a tracker by managing it myself. I like to be able to buy stocks when a buying oportunity comes up like Tescos after the big drop. Equally if an individual share takes off i can sell to lock in some profits.
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Old 15-04-2012, 3:25 PM
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I don't often buy individual shares but this year I have bought Tesco, SOCO, and James Cropper. The latter doing well, Tesco so-so an SOCO badly.

I'll reassess same time next year.
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Old 15-04-2012, 3:36 PM
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Ionica......groan out loud.
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Old 15-04-2012, 3:57 PM
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Just topped up on Std Chtd @ 1480p (closed @ 1497.5). Also bought Spirent for first time @ 158p (closed @ 172.75).

Hope to sell Std Chtd at 1620 or so, last reached on 21 March. Will sell more @ around 1670 or buy more @ 1430 on present plans.

Will hang on to Spirent.

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Old 15-04-2012, 6:49 PM
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what broker do you use to buy your yank shares? you not get bothered by the US holding taxes?

yeah, they yield 12.5%. not exactly the most secure divi though....
i use iii.co.uk - costs 15 instead of their usual 10

the US pay dividends net of tax to the UK investors, but to be honest, my holdings aren't big enough to cause me trouble.
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Emed mining a few months ago. A bit up and down, I reckon it's low on uncertainty rather than anything else, and hopefully if the rights to restart this mine in Andalucia are granted in the not too distant I should be on to a winner. The Chinese have bought a 10% stake, and Goldmann Sachs have got involved so I'm in good company
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