181 days ago
I asked you whether I should fire someone last week. This morning I was pushed too far and did it. And then … well all is revealed in the podcast. I then discuss my pension. The most valuable holding is currently in at nil! But I then go through everything else I hold and what I have bought today to help me onto an early retirement and why.
273 days ago
The Mrs will be crossing the picket lines at her University and breaking the planned strike by the University Lecturers Union for this strike is utterly unjustifiable. Somehow, I think that the country will not grind to a halt as the massed ranks of liberal arts lecturers withdraw their valuable labour. But I am proud that my wife will not be joining her grostequely well paid colleagues on the picket line, but will be breaking the line and going into work to continue to fill impressionable young folk’s head with valuable insights into a Marxist analysis of the exploitation of labour.
359 days ago
Thank heavens we gave salaried GPs – those not really coining it in from running their own practices – a pay rise of 3% this year. Okay, these days only 56% of appointments are face to face. The rest are over the phone or online and the number of missed diagnoses for cancer and other life threatening ailments is, as a result, soaring. The average GP works well under the maximum 48 hours per week and yet, after four years of inflation busting pay rises the data is shocking but the greedy bastards want more.
384 days ago
It is one company on AIM, it is for my pension and my reasoning is explained in full in this bonus podcast.
817 days ago
Malcolm will not approve of this as he regards it as unethical. But I am getting older and, to date, Centamin (CEY) and San Leon (SLE) are the only dividend paying stocks in my pension. And that has to change
818 days ago
I have revealed previously the three stocks I added to my pension portfolio on the back of presentations given at the ShareProphets shares show nine days ago. Now I add three more.
823 days ago
At the weekend in my main stage rogues presentation at the investor show I revealed which stock now accounted for c8% of my pension following a trade last week. This morning it accounts for a bit more for obvious reasons! I thought about it on Sunday and I have bought shares in two more companies at the show, in both cases they are c4.5% of the fund. One will shock you the other may not.
2430 days ago
I am still on the prescription pain killers as you may be able to guess. And I am still pondering what to get the Mrs for Christmas - any ideas please post away in the comments section. I end with a question for Jabba The Hutt and Afriag (AFRI): tell me David Lenigas what is happening on January 20 2016? In the podcast I cover Infrastrata (INFA), disappointing news from Armadale Capital (ACP), Inspirit (INSP), Octagonal (OCT) - two John Gunn /Lenigas creations - Asian Citrus (ACHL), eServGlobal (ESG), Impact Holdings (IHUK) and ask the question could WH Ireland (WHI) - full dossier on its sins HERE - run out of free cash soon? The answer after today is that the pensioner muggers could well do so. Karma.
2685 days ago
Tomorrow I get back to the business at hand of bashing crooks on the AIM Casino. Today I reflect on my own pension. Do I need one? In a sense not really. But at 47 1/2 perhaps it is time to start again and so I explain what I plan to do.