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Occupation: Retired

Interests: Asian Markets, Commodities, Emerging Markets, European Markets, Geopolitics, Gold, International Stocks, Property, Stocks, US Market

Location: UK

Fantasy Fund: smilingmickey's Fund

About Me:

I have been investing for many years. I have some expertise in mining/mineral processing. I have more recently made my portfolio more diverse, geographically and by sector.

Smilingmickey's Latest Comments

Here is a link to an article which extends the information provided in the recently announced RNS regarding the development of upgraded security features in polymer bank notes. I'm not sure how long this link will remain valid!

Hi Paul, I just draw folks attention to an RNS issued yesterday by Spectra Systems re their possible entry as a supplier of coated polymer for production of bank notes, using disruptive technology which I assume has been developed in house.

Re your comment on Spectra, I would just add that this is not the first time that the AGM has been unable to vote on motions due to a lack of a quorum. Nevertheless the Company seems to have been making very good progress! The contracts they announce are not dissimilar to other Company announcements and are usually awarded after some guidance that that work…

rmillaree, I hold part of of my shareholding in an ii ISA. There is a 15% withholding tax deducted and the divi is paid in sterling into my account. I don't have a SIPP but I would imagine a similar situation would apply. I have found ii helpful when I've telephoned them with such questions.

Somero's future is related to flat floor demand, currently for warehouses, and more recently (and disuptively) for high rise buildings. Also maintaining a strong competitive position which allows it to secure good margins. There will no doubt be a lot of questioning at the forthcoming AGM regarding whether it is solely US weather that has caused the drop in sales. I would rather have business…

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