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Occupation: Company Director, Entrepreneur, Other

Interests: Derivatives, Oil, Stocks

Location: Hastings, East Sussex.

About Me:

Stockmarket investor since 1964.

Buy and long term hold. Spreadbets. Sells covered options. I know the difference between a changed valuation and a profit / loss. I also know the difference between investing and gambling.

 2008/9 was my best year for profits, ever.

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I have sent this to Roger Lawson at Sharesoc this morning; I challenge the legality of the enormous increase in H-L's charges followed by even more charges for taking my business elsewhere. If enough people are willing to join me, I will; - make a formal complaint to the FCA on the grounds of bad conduct. - Make a refusal to accept the charges, in…

My wife and I attended the last Oilbarrel and enjoyed it. Sorry nobody turned up, the Italian meal was super. The best presentation was from consultants Rockflow, I will post it later when I have permission to do so. The most interesting was San Leon which is currently fracking in Poland and producing some gas; If anyone is interested, my contribution, 3 questions, is…

Sharescope and other services publish dividend yield percentages, I use Sharescope. They include ETFs, but have nothing entered in the yield column. Lots of upbeat articles have been written about ETFs and their very low management fees, 0.15 to 0.3% in the case of Vanguard. This implies that nearly 100% of the underlying investments dividends are paid out; but are they? Where can I check?…

I have some shares in this company, which has been inactive since 2004. I can find no record of it being delisted. Any information?

I posted this in the other place today, in reply to some posts knocking Soco. I can help this debate by adding some previously unpublished information re dividends. I posted my intention to ask for them on Stockopedia before the 2011 AGM, and received some considerable flack for suggesting it; I was advised not to ask, from an unlikely alliance of ee and Isaac, who…

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tournesol, I am 100% with you. The defamation must be stamped out and the more painful for the perpetrators, the less we will see in the future. MD

Its not often I disagree with you Peter. You seem to believe that legal action is to make money and therefore not worth doing because it will not make much. A 5 million pound claim will attract media interest, and that will cut the income into the begging bowl department; would you subscribe to a "£2 a month" TV commercial if it looks like your…

james8; taking a defamation down will not protect The Ecolologist from legal action; the defamation has been made and they should be sued. The best they will hope for is reduced damages. MD

I agree Fangorn. The sum has to be big enough to hurt; so one million is a minimum. £5 million will be better and bankruptcy should be the objective. Do we have enough evidence to justify an approach to the board of directors at Soco? I think they will be encouraged by support from shareholders, as they were at the AGM; I had a lot…

My understanding is, thanks to Gordon Brown, that dividend income into an ISA is taxed at source, at 10%. I have therefore opted for the capital option. There is no limit to the amount of capital gain that can be made in an ISA, it is all tax free.

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