Interests: Property, Stocks
"Well yes. Yes. Of course, it's a bit of a jump isn't it? I mean, er, chartered accountancy to lion taming in one go. You don't think it might be better if you worked your way towards lion taming, say, via banking?"
(Monty Python, December 1969)
Except I wasn't an accountant, nothing so interesting as that. Nowadays I'm living off my portfolio, having finally quit my job.
Hi Graham I'd cast a vote to cover Alumasc (LON:ALU) The market is lukewarm about today's results. Currency headwinds for most divisions, but good growth plus currency benefit from an American division, talk of more capital expenditure, a bit of a hike in the dividend, and debt + pension liabilities in the wings. I've a small holding, but the strength of the balance sheet has…
Thanks for your thoughts Will89. I think these are good reasons for Loopup's small to medium customers, but the large accounts are still likely to stick to MS & Skype. I've never noticed large accounts buying a product based on functional advantages, it seems cost & support take precedence. I guess I'm still in two minds, but many thanks for your thoughts as an actual…
Hi Will89 > "Had previously tried Skype etc, but it's by far the best solution we've found ..." So if you had to give say three short bullet points why someone would want to change from Skype to Loopup, what would you say? Thanks
Hi PaulBonmarche Holdings (LON:BON) "... and I generally worry about the survival prospects for retailers who have not managed to crack selling online as well as in physical stores" The detail in today's retail sales data for December (https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/retailindustry/bulletins/retailsales/dec2016) adds still more weight to this view and your previous commentary about the plight of the high-street. Small retailers of Textile, clothing and footwear stores had…
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