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I just received a message from Hargreaves Lansdowne that states in part:“New regulation being introduced on 1 January 2018 will affect dealing in some of your holdings.The new regulation requires that issuers of certain types of investments (known as ‘Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance Products’ or ‘PRIIPs’) must publish a Key Information Document (or KID) if they are available to private investors.Without a KID, private…

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I bought a small amount of Hipgnosis Songs Fund (LON:SONG) through HL without any problems. I like to have a few offbeat hopefully less correlated positions in my portfolio. At the moment I'm just holding to see what happens. I do like the fact that they have Nile Rodgers as an advisor. It's early days to draw any conclusions about performance. Actually I do remember…

I just got a email from Superdry offering 20% off everything with the code XMAS. Looks like they have stock they need to shift.

Surely Superdry (LON:SDRY) must be vulnerable to a takeover bid at this level? Or if Dunkerton wants to be back in charge his price to take it private just got a lot more affordable. I’m sorely tempted to break all my rules on profit warnings and take a small punt.

I'm beginning to think jonathan is just setting us tests here but I'll bite one last time: "The additional nil-rate band will also be available when a person downsizes or ceases to own a home on or after 8 July 2015 and assets of an equivalent value, up to the value of the additional nil-rate band, are passed on death to direct descendants. There will…

The main residence nil rate band is £325k, transferable to spouses on death. There is an additional nil rate allowance, currently £125k, rising to £150k next tax year, for property left to direct descendants. That additional allowance is for estates less than £2m. It reduces by £1 for every £2 of estate value above that. It is all on the HMRC site I linked to…

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