Real Name: Garth Nicholson
LTBH for my main portfolio + subordinated debt, with value stocks in a smaller portfolio.
Another factor in some jurisdictions is with holding tax. It's possible to mitigate the direct effect of these by purchasing an appropriate ETF - in which case these taxes are handled within the fund, but they are still there.
Paul, GVC Holdings, which you mentioned recently and I hold, released a positive trading update this AM, interestingly the share price took a turn up yesterday:- http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail.html?announcementId=11828233