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    Yo, Terry. I'm up 340+ ytd. I may just buy me a trailer yet and fook off to the great white north. Just kidding but I am saving up cause I'm gonna need a bigger boat.

    fish.

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    Your dad is 98?

    All the best to him fish.

    I thought you were a tiddler.

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    No I'm a fishlocker. We got it like that. He doesn't know where the hell he is but he is still alive. I figure I'm about half dead then. I was the youngest of the family. A bit of a black sheep too as I don't think he was too happy with my choice of partner.
    He did teach me how to work at a young age and I'll credit him with not only why I'm a workaholic but a part time alcoholic. When I'm not working that is. Hell by the time I was fouteen I figured I could do about anything. ..and I have. Well, still haven't jumped out of an airplane but it's on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    How long is a piece of string?

    Twice, half it's length


    My Physics Teacher didn't like that answer and invited me to spend the remainder of the class outside on the verandah.

    I spent a lot of time on various verandahs in High School.

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    You posh cnut, we got thrashed with the belt for farting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    I spent a lot of time on various verandahs in High School.
    Ahh right, I see how you missed the educational bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    You posh cnut, we got thrashed with the belt for farting.
    Looks-you-ree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Twice, half it's length


    My Physics Teacher didn't like that answer
    Also an English teacher, by any chance?

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    Bought a bit of gold and a few mining stocks. With all the nonsense going on with many of the EU nations central banks figure gold and mining stocks going to take off.

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    The only downside to gold is in a liquidity crunch - when folks need cash they sell stuff. Including gold.

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    You need to factor in th cost, and inconvenience of your visa, if you are planning to retire in Thailand. Fuckers seem intent on increasing the inconvenience factor for long stay visas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    You need to factor in th cost, and inconvenience of your visa, if you are planning to retire in Thailand. Fuckers seem intent on increasing the inconvenience factor for long stay visas.
    Yes. If you reside in Bangkok, suggest using an agent. Around 9k baht a year to do 90 day and annual extension to stay. Well worth the money to avoid the Chang Wattana immigration office hassle and time.

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    ...^I've thought about using an agent, but I don't want my passport in the hands of folks I don't know and barely trust: all it takes is one oops! and passport missing...so sorry...we pay B500 for you...

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    I played around with picking stocks for a while with some success.
    Meanwhile, I also subscribed to an investment adviser rivkin.com.au

    Comparing my own profits to those following Rivkin's advice, I decided that its worth the cost of membership (AUD2,000 for 3 years) as the average profit far outweighed that when I followed their advice.

    I follow 3 of their strategies. 3 times per month, I'll get emails and sms messages reminding me to check the latest buy/sells.

    They also produce a daily email and a weekly video answering any questions that members send to them.

    Last year wasn't so great, down 20.5% for the full year, but this year as of today I'm up 63.5% so far.


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    Risk versus reward -
    Reward: (for a fee) someone else deals with the frustration of Thai Immigration.
    Risk:
    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    oops! and passport missing
    You pay the price of recovering from someone else's "oops"

    Did anyone on this forum get screwed, or no of someone getting screwed by n "agent"?
    What happened, and what was the resolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Last year wasn't so great, down 20.5% for the full year, but this year as of today I'm up 63.5% so far.
    Swings like that - not for the faint of heart, "mad money" only.

    When I played, many, many moon ago, long before the days of "discount" brokers, you had to sign up with a full service broker, pay anywhere from about $50 to $300 per trade, and go through a verification/validation process, which required a declarations page with each and every order (trade).

    Now, I got a couple of "good" tips from her on stock trades, never made much though due to taxes and trade fees. Irritating in that she was constantly fishing, asking me about my business, businesses customers and their businesses customers. Granted, that was her job and that's where the "good" tips came from, but, irritating none the less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    I also subscribed to an investment adviser rivkin.com.au

    Last year wasn't so great, down 20.5% for the full year, but this year as of today I'm up 63.5% so far.
    Good luck with that.

    All I want them to do is to create a fund which they manage according to their own advice, track it's performance and, if over the decade it outperforms the Market ... happy to pay a premium for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Good luck with that.

    All I want them to do is to create a fund which they manage according to their own advice, track it's performance and, if over the decade it outperforms the Market ... happy to pay a premium for that.
    https://www.rivkin.com.au/solutions/managed-accounts/

    This is only a fairly new offering, I've been thinking about joining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    Teach me something.
    In a world of disappearing income, these stable (US) stocks pay a high dividend yield

    Key Points

    • These stocks give investors a higher yield than the overall market and the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury, thanks to their high and growing dividends and low credit risk.
    • CNBC used S&P Capital IQ to screen the stocks with a dividend yield above 2%, a Standard & Poor’s credit rating of “A” or higher and 10% or more annual dividend growth over the past five years.



    CNBC article ... https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/04/in-a...end-yield.html

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Aussie stock market tends to pay much higher dividends than US.

    Its due to the franking credits offered by ASX stocks.

    Example dividend yields from large cap Aussies:
    Company Stock Ticker Dividend Yield (%)
    National Australia Bank (NAB) 8.10%
    Stockland (SGP) 7.00%
    Wesfarmers (WES) 6.40%
    Westpac (WBC) 7.30%
    Vicinity Centres (VCX) 6.40%
    AGL Energy (AGL) 5.40%
    Aurizon Holdings (AZJ) 5.40%
    Scentre Group (SCG) 5.70%
    Suncorp (SUN) 5.00%
    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) 6.10%

    If you are an Aussie tax payer, its even better because you get a tax reduction from the franking credits.

    As an Aussie expat, I miss out on the franking credits, but also I don't have to pay any tax on the dividends paid to me.

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