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Today obviously is not ‘Cyber Monday’! Still...interesting potential BT news

Consistent with my musings yesterday, life in the markets remains excitable although at least today we are seeing an increase after those big losses on Friday. All good fun which any experienced investor has seen much more than once before. Nevertheless I do find it interesting that Friday was the fourth largest volatility index increase since 1990. No doubt a few of you remember all of the excitements back in February 2007, February 2018 and January last year, even before we mention July 1990 and November 1991. Stuff happens…especially on a day such as ‘Black Friday’. Live with it if you are an investor. So what about ‘Cyber Monday’ then?

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BT Profits Down a Bit but a Better Future Rings Loud and Clear

Hello, Share Finders. As expected by some city analysts, including my humble self, BT Group (BT.A) is forging ahead. It’s half year report this week shows the company is modernising fast while at the same time slashing costs.

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Nice to see BT shares back above 150p...and more to come

Back in June I observed that BT Group (BT.A) might have been floated in the 1980s but if you have been holding shares since then it has not exactly been a fantastic run. The company is having to change along with the world of telecommunications and I hold some shares because – in my opinion – the CEO Philip Jansen may have a good idea or two. The trouble is evolving a business can take time and cost a lot of money.

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BT's Share Price Is Still Ringing Too Low for a Company that's Dealing with its Burdens

Hello, Share Bashers. I can’t see how BT Group (BT.A) manages to lose share value. If you examine the fundamentals now, well, they’re not very exciting. But look at the rosy future the telecommunications giant faces. And the p/e is only 11.

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A day late I talk about shares in hero Headlam, workable Sage Group and shocking BT Group

By my reckoning the last Thursday of July is the busiest for global stock market obsessives like me…hence why it has taken me until first thing Friday to write about some larger cap UK market highlights from the day before. First up is ‘Europe’s leading distributor of floorcoverings’, Headlam (HEAD).

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Busy 1st July re. GlaxoSmithKline, BT Group and Headlam

Entering a new month, a new quarter and a new half-year is always a busy moment. However rather than rambling on about whether the markets can push on further from the gains of the first six months of 2021, let’s look at a few stocks that have said something interesting this morning. After all it patently is an active and not a passive stock market out there.

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Good Signals for BT as the Share Price Keeps on Ringing

Hello, Share Bunnies. Shall we have another look at BT Group (BT.A), which I reviewed fairly recently? The shares have been on an upward slope for some months now but I still think the improved share price has further to go.

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We are back living in the 1980s say RICS statistics and possibly hope BT shareholders!

I believe it was the song ‘Hunter and the Hunted’ from the wonderfully named group Simple Minds which contains the lyrics ‘how do I feel living in the eighties’. I am sure Jim Kerr and the rest of the group had an even better time than me, but on many levels it was a brilliant decade. That it not to say though that stock markets were not sometimes a bit volatile…but such is life. And as discussed before, if you want to make progress as an investor during the overall 2020s, then do not expect the 2010s to be a great guide. Anyhow I thought about the 1980s for a couple of specific reasons today.

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Could BT Shares Ring the Bell? Well, I'm Getting a Decent Signal that Might Be the Case

Hello, Share Walkers. It’s been a while since I last commended BT Group (BT.A) for another look. I believe I last suggested the share at about 135p. The price moves slowly, but the direction has been right. As I write, BT is about 180p a pop. Is it time to take profits, then?

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Catching up with BT, 3i and Hargreaves Lansdown

It has been a busy last week for markets and UK listed reported names.  Next week – certainly on the latter component is not going to be any different, so time to play a bit of catch up.  

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BT or Not BT? Here's a Positive Answer from Top Bankers

Hello, Share Twiddlers. Slowly but surely BT Group (BT.A) has been rising in share price. Not that long ago, it was teetering around £1. Now it’s 150p-ish. I expect it to rise further this week. The fact is that a super fast internet service is in more demand these days with all the folks working from home. And BT is probably perceived by many as having one of the fastest, most far-reaching, around-the-house system in the country.

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Why is the BT Chairman going?

I was expecting to write about Aggreko (AGK) today but its first comment in its full year results questions was that it was going to say nothing – this side of the fifth of March limit – about an approach for the company. As I noted here in early February, either the bid comes through and I take an alright profit, or it does not and I double up. More in a few days I guess. So onto something different…and it has to be BT Group (BT.A) which I also wrote up in February here

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At least BT Group understands it needs to invest to survive

In late October here, I concluded, after the half two numbers from BT Group (BT.A), that I was right to be invested in the c100 pence shares at the time, as I expected the newish management team understood the need for change. Well the shares – helped by a general increase for UK markets over the past three-and-a-bit months – are up 20% since then, so what should you be thinking?

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Italian Deal Shows Just How Big BT Really Is. And How It's Well Placed to Cash in on the Pandemic's Communications Legacy

Hello, Share Clangers. It’s been a few weeks since I last commended BT Group (BT.A) to your further scrutiny. Since then, the shares have risen by a third. But I don’t think the upward action is over yet. Latest news reminds us that BT, whose presence dominates Blighty’s busy phone world, is also a big global player.

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When Will BT Shares Ever Get Going? Perhaps that Time Has Finally Come

Hello, Share Thrashers. BT Group (BT.A) is one of those companies with a disappointing history of increasing its share value. So far. Because, in my humble opinion, the promise is still there, I initially made a lot of theoretical money out of this iconic company. But it started to fail as a decent investment long before the virus struck. My big paper profit turned into a big paper loss two or three years ago, but the share has started to pick up recently…

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Gold view from Montana Log-Cabin – Don’t Panic and hard decisions about raising cash

The Gold correction still rumbles on but as investors are perhaps panicking, Jordan Roy-Byrne of TheDailyGold is unwrapping his buying boots ready for action. Having feigned strength last week, gold itself headed south last night to a low point of $1870 per oz and gold stocks took a bit of a whipping yesterday. But the broader market was also hit and the US$ has been recovering from a low point and Europe has been heading back into lockdown. It looks like a fear trade to me…

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Helping you interpret the results ramble from Royal Dutch Shell, BT & Lloyds Bank...

By my reckoning, today is the biggest day of the global quarterly corporate earnings results season. Even before we get to a bunch of Silicon Valley’s finest this evening, global investors will already have waded through a bunch of Eastern Time American reporting names, far too many eurozone corporate names and apparently – so I heard this morning – up to 1,000 Chinese companies also putting up their numbers for review. What fun! Naturally, the UK market feels obligated to join in…so forgive me for folding three big FTSE-100 entities in…

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It's Not really a Hard Call to Make that BT could Soon Ring Up a Rising Share Price

Hello, Share Swingers. I tend to regard BT Group (BT.A) as one of my biggest ever losers. But it’s a misconception, as, at the beginning of this century, I made a lot of money buying and selling the shares. Things started to go wrong when BT’s big plans to invest in televising football probably turned out to be not such a good idea after all. Everyone who tries to make money out of online subscribers knows it’s a hard battle as, for some strange reason, most people expect internet services, however useful, to be free. I still hold a bucketful of BT shares and I expect better things of them now. Why?…

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(Non-) Dividend Munchers – October Update

Don’t laugh – here is an update on my Dividend Munchers which are..…er…..not paying much in the way of dividends. Oh, and the share prices have fallen back sharply too – so much for beating the bank with my investments in Vodafone (VOD), BT (BT.A), Centrica (CNA), Centamin (CEY) and ITV (ITV)…

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BT was little moved when the Virus Kicked In, but Perhaps the Share Price Should Have Taken Off - and still might...

Hello, Share Scoopers. That German bank Berenberg, for whom I have a good deal of respect, reckons that a fair price for BT (BT.A) shares is 130p. Currently, they’re below 110p, so that would be a fair profit. But are BT shares really worth a punt?…

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Dividend Munchers portfolio – how is the car-crash?

I haven’t written about my little portfolio of dividend muncher stocks for quite some time – 117 days to be precise. At the last count, on 13 April – in the wake of the Covid-crash – my supposedly big dividend payers which were supposed to beat the bank were underwater on a total return basis, including some top-slices, by 9%. So much for beating the bank! So how are things looking now?

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 big events on Friday for Roger Lawson and Sharesoc to ponder & perhaps reconsider their position

Firstly, thanks to all who have donated to Woodlarks in its hour of need. we are now at 12% of the amount needed to ensure its survival until next year, that is to say £48,000. As I prepare for a 33 mile solo walk on June 13 as this year's only rogue blogger, please donate HERE. Then it is onto events at Bidstack (BIDS), Burford (BUR) and BT (BT.A) and a cast of characters including  my pal Carson Block, the snotgobblers at the FT, investment legend Roger Lawson and the suits at ShareSoc.

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Another Thursday another reality pill, this time for BT Group...

I am sure if you are a Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) shareholder you remember last Thursday. That - of course - was when the oil behemoth cuts its dividend for the first time this side of World War Two, as I recounted here. I talked about this as 'good news' from the perspective of its longer-term corporate health and need to initiate a refocus, but then I am neither a shareholder nor a dividend muncher. Anyhow, another Thursday…and another high profile dividend put to the sword: step forward BT Group (BT.A)...

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A High Dividend and Low Share Price Giant that Could Prosper in the Lockdown

Hello Share Takers. Though it seems tasteless to mention it, you know there are some companies that should do well out of the virus crisis. And telecoms giant BT Group (BT.A) could be one of them...

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The Virus Shouldn't Harm BT's Share Price, Perhaps It's Even the Reverse

Hello, Share Worriers. As buying shares isn’t currently an option for most of us, I continue my series of companies that should not be harmed by the present crisis. Some might even benefit from the restrictions we are now under. For example, I’ve heard Netflix is attracting many more accounts from people who need something extra to watch at home. But today’s highlighted share is BT Group (BT.A)...

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Dividend Munchers - crunched!

It has been a grim few weeks for my little cohort of dividend munchers as the Coronavirus panic has spread. It is not just that the share prices have fallen very sharply: there have to questions over whether the big dividends will be scrapped, let alone chopped.

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Sitting on my hands, as you should too….with a few exceptions.

It has been a truly wild period on the stock market and I fear it is going to get worse before it gets better. The coronavirus has ripped through everything and it is panic stations on the markets – as well as in the supermarkets. Some of it is logical: I’m not sure I would want to own shares in an airline right now, nor a restaurant business, and I would not be surprised to see some casualties in the fullness of time if the coronavirus plays out as seems to be expected.

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I do stocks speed dating #1

Too much to write about and too little time at the moment – it is always this way during the peak weeks of the global corporate earnings season. So time for some stocks speed dating…

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The road has been very rocky for BT Group but I can see potential both in the shorter and long term

BT Group (BT.A) has seen its share price drop quickly over the past few months, and following the publication of its quarterly results yesterday and news on Huawei it is trading at close to its lowest share price in recent years.

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Dividend Munchers – still on top as Boris Bounce wanes

I had wondered how long the Boris Bounce would last in the wake of his general election triumph. Not long, it seems, as far as the markets are concerned: Christmas retail figures have shown that the UK economy is in the doldrums ahead of our much delayed exit from the EU and the speculation is that we will see Mark Carney deliver an interest rate cut at his last monetary policy meeting to return rates to the level they were at when he took office.

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BT Shares Worth Hanging On To as Pension Burden starts to Decrease

Hello Share Munchers. One of my biggest disappointments in shareland has been the poor showing of BT (BT.A) shares. At one stage my holding was up by 100%. But that was in the heady days when BT started buying sports concessions and many folks thought viewers would pay through the nose for BT TV. There were a few critics who doubted that and they seem to have been proved right...

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Dividend Munchers – December update

So Boris romped home in the General Election and the markets had a Boris Bounce. But how has my little portfolio of Dividend Munchers done?

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Dividend Munchers – November update

It is forty-nine days since my last “monthly” update. Hmm – it seems that the calendar has run away without me. Nevertheless, here is my update as at the end of November so I guess I’m squeaking in a sort-of monthly update. My portfolio of dividend munchers – BT (BT.A), Vodafone (VOD), Centrica (CNA), Centamin (CEY) and ITV (ITV) has held up pretty well overall but please don’t treat the stocks as tips: the object was to beat bank interest because markets seem to me to be overvalued and bank interest and bonds offer so little income...

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Raising a different sort of red flag at BT Group

A couple of weeks ago I noted on BT Group (BT.A) that I thought fairer value was lurking in the upper half of the 200-300p share price level. Anyhow, a big new potential buyer of some of the company's assets has come into town over the last 24 hours...although I am not convinced that Jezza and his merry band of magic money tree followers are promoting re-nationalisation of part of the company's assets because they think it is cheap…

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Large-cap earnings frenzy – Shell, Lloyds, BT, Crest Nicholson & DS Smith

If you are a global larger cap investor like me, this time of year is a bit of a gird your loins moment with too many different companies reporting results at the same time. A busy but exciting time...so let us dive straight in and look at some UK-listed names worthy of observation this morning. First up is the oil behemoth Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB)

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Dividend Munchers – How’s my mini-portfolio doing?

With a stack of high-yielders which the market might suggest were due to chop their dividends (which is why, on paper, the dividend yield is high) and so far two payouts having come under the guillotine, it is with some trepidation that I thought it was time to take a look at my mini-portfolio of dividend munchers’ stocks. I offer no recommendations here but my mini-portfolio of Vodafone (VOD), BT (BT.A), Centrica (CNA), ITV (ITV) and recent addition Centamin (CEY) is supposed to be beating bank interest but most have been notable for share price slippage over the past few months. I’d better take a deep breath…….

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Redemptions Watch: Neil Woodford still behind those dodgy markets

At the weekend I noted that Neil Woodford was blaming the markets for his terrible underperformance – it was nothing to do with him, natch. Yesterday the FTSE100 put on 1% and the FTSE All-Share, his benchmark for both the Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF) and his Income Focus Fund (WIFF), put on 0.93%. But according to Morningstar, those two funds only put on 0.61% and 0.70% in NAV per unit respectively.

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Dividends, BT Group, RBS and me

When did Friday's get so busy in the regulatory news statements world? Hello the global corporate quarterly earnings season I guess...by my reckoning my ninety-second. Roll on the nice neat century in a couple of years time or so. Akin to being the complete investment sad-o that regular readers know that I am, I did a search on today's first quarter numbers from BT Group (BT.A)

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Dividend Munchers - a long overdue update as one elephant tries to gallop and a new addition

My mini dividend munchers portfolio is still ticking along, and an update is long overdue as we head into the summer holiday season - as I’ve not written about it for three months or so. The aim was to beat putting cash in the bank even though markets are feeling very toppy. After all, interest rates available are below the rate of official inflation figures and bonds yields are rubbish. So how am I doing?...

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BT Group's full year numbers surprisingly...boring

If I was a CEO putting together my first presentation document outlining how I wanted to get an underperforming supertanker of a company back into shape, I think I would start with a line something akin to 'Initial impressions positive but we need to build a better (company) for the future'. So no surprises from new BT Group (BT.A) CEO Philip Jansen in his first quarterly statement fully in day-to-day charge of the UK's best known telecoms company. However what I would then expect - silent assassin style - would be slash n corporate burn after a 'nice' start. Well blow me down...it did not happen…

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Dividend Munchers – (almost) February update.

Once again I am late with my monthly update. I could say that I was holding on for good news (or hiding the bad), but I can’t lay claim to anything as clever as that: my little portfolio of high-yielders  has slipped again and there wasn’t any good news to wait for. However, there was a hint of a silver lining this week from ITV (ITV) as it released its results.

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Dividend Munchers – (almost) January update

OK, I’m a bit late with this update and the last one wasn’t at all pretty as total returns weighed in at a depressing -1.4%. So much for being immune to a dodgy market! But the dividends are still rolling in and I’m still beating Neil Woodford….every cloud, and all that!

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BT Group: this week is about so much more than just results

I talked positively about BT Group (BT.A) being a 'tortoise not a hare' a few weeks ago  observing that the real excitement about the big telecoms group for 2019 and 2020 was rooted in internal change and not (as was mooted a few weeks ago) a dramatic takeover by a name like Deutsche Bank.  

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BT Group - a tortoise not a hare in 2019

I feel a bit grubby talking about it, but I see the excitement levels may be rising amongst some long-suffering BT Group (BT.A) shareholders today following weekend headlines which included the part jingoistic (and part comic) 'Are the Germans coming for BT? FTSE giant rings in top takeover advisers to help fend off bid as key date looms for telecoms rival'…

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Dividend Munchers – December update: a bad month, but still beating Neil!

It has been a nasty month – and with New Year’s Eve still to come it could get nastier. So how is my little portfolio of high-dividend payers faring, and am I still doing better than cash in the bank (which is what I was, as a bear of almost everything, looking to achieve)?

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Dividend Munchers – November update: beating Neil!

My small portfolio of high dividend payers took a couple of interesting turns last month. On the plus side, Vodafone (VOD) put in quite a recovery to close at 168p – quite a rise from the low point of 143p just a couple of weeks back. On the downside, Centrica (CNA) dropped on a trading update which showed continued loss of customers and projected earnings below the level of the dividend. Hmmm.

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Dividend Munchers and what to make of the Brexit Omnishambles

I suppose we should all have seen it coming, and perhaps many of us did to some extent, but I have been left utterly bemused by the week’s events in Downing Street following the draft Brexit proposals which look to be anything but. I thought I should look at my mini-dividend munchers portfolio to consider whether there is anything one should do, but the political events seem to be worth addressing from my little corner too...

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Dividend Munchers’ List – Full November update

We’ve made November and the world didn’t end on the stock markets after all. Phew. Having noted that three of my four picks had been pretty resilient during the market squall of October, we have now seen a bit of a recovery across the markets (not that I think it will last). So how’s the performance?

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Dividend Munchers – great stuff from BT, but time to trim?

Fully listed BT (BT.A) is the largest holding in my small collection of dividend munchers by value, although for the purposes of the portfolio it is marked as one unit, along with Centrica (CNA) and ITV (ITV). Vodafone, the fourth member, is half a unit – thank goodness! Yesterday’s interims went down very well with the market, which marked the shares up to around 267p at the peak, and closed at around 260. The shares haven’t been this high since last January and you have to go back to last October before you see an extended period of higher prices than that.

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BT should think about sacking its CEO more often...

It is amazing what a 2% rise in revenues and some mumbling about a top end of range ebitda performance can do but - as I write - almost perma-dog BT Group (BT.A) shares are up over 6%. I should not be so cynical as I have liked the shares for a while as last expressed at length HERE. Today's update though feels like a corner has been turned. I say this for two reasons...

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Dividend Munchers: Crash? What Crash?

Well that was a depressing week. Markets were crashing all around the world and the FTSE100 dipped below 7,000 for the first time since March, having lost around 500 points this month. Suddenly interest rates are going up, the Euro seems a tad wobbly in the face of Italian budget challenges and we’re all going to hell in a handcart.

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The Low-Key Advantage of Dividends Often Come Second to the Share Price. But Is that Wise, Captain Mainwaring?

Hello Share Manglers. Lots of my shares and cash are still held in the Beaufort Securities administration process. When checking my family’s cash which is in there, I discovered that it had grown quite a bit since the firm’s enforced close down. This is down to dividends which have been paid in the interim.

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Dividend Munchers’ List – October update

Well, here we are a month on from my last update and there has been a bit of excitement in my small portfolio of FTSE100 high-yielders which I hope will ride out any market storms ahead. I say excitement – but nothing has changed: ITV made noises about bidding for Endemol and then announced that it wasn’t going to after all. The shares went down, and then recovered on the two bits of news, so I guess the management got the message!

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My Dividend Muncher’s List – time for an update

It is a while since I updated on my small portfolio of high-yielders from the FTSE100. The idea of the portfolio – perhaps somewhat contrary to expectations – is that I am bearish, but am struggling to find somewhere to park my cash. Bond yields are low and prices high, but interest rates are rising so my simple mind sees capital losses there. You still can’t get any meaningful interest at the bank and property prices look set to (at best) stall. And to cap it all, I am nervous that the market might sell off. So I am investing here as a bear.

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Dividend Munchers List – all (more-or-less) going to plan

It was interesting to listen to yesterday’s Bearcast Special, with Tom Winnifrith joined by Lucian Miers and Brokerman Dan – the last of whom sounded like a jolly good cynic to me. He described AIM as “all puff” and asked which company could go to zero he said any AIM company. Of course, I think there are a few exceptions but in general the cynic in me enjoyed hearing what he had to say. Perhaps that is partly why I’ve been looking to put a dividend muncher’s list together, as well as having some stocks I can invest my cash in to generate a return even if the general market keels over.

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Friday I'm in love (with a higher BT Group share price)

It has been a busy, busy week and sad sacks like me are going to be bent over a hot laptop during the weekend catching up with the multitude of earnings numbers published by corporate names around the world this week. Turning to London-based results specifically, some good news within the UK market today for the old stalwart BT Group (BT.A).

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What Hammerson, BT Group and GlaxoSmithKline are really trying to say...

I know the summer heat is starting to get to everyone but today's regulatory and brokerage output is a little...coy on a few names I have written about in the past few months. So in the spirit of helping market transparency...here is what three large corporate names are trying to say...

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Dividend Munchers list: great stuff from ITV, some trimming and a new entrant.

My little portfolio of big dividend payers seems to be doing quite nicely. Hurrah! It seems that all three are up, and the first tasty dividend has arrived. But I want to trim some holdings and buy a new share.

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Vodafone - time for me to join the dividend munchers?

Not too much in today's larger cap corporate earnings to get excited about. Suffice to say comments from the housebuilder Berkeley Group (BKG) were suitably patchy, with chat from the company that profits would be down a third next year. I stick with my recent cautious views towards the sector. My thoughts therefore turn towards other areas of the market.

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BT – seeking a new CEO

Chris Bailey is away, so can’t enjoy his ouzo o’clock moment here on ShareProphets. Instead, that falls to me. Back on May 10, when covering the full year results of BT (BT.A), Chris wrote: …the CEO - who surely the new Chairman is considering whether to keep or not. I, on the other hand, noted only last week that there looked to be a battle going on in the boardroom. So I’ll enjoy my ouzo (but I’ll save Chris a glass)!

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Battered BT Still Rings Up Big Yield as the Share Price Slowly Recovers

Hello, Share Pingers. One of my most interesting shares at the moment is BT Group (BT.A). Like my learned colleague Nigel Somerville, I am stuck with a lot of its shares - which have done badly of late. The double whammy for me though is that they are now less than 210p, a few years ago I was gloating over a price of 500p. Which was nearly my original stake. And now I am out of profit.

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Developments at BT: is there a battle going on in the boardroom?

I noted the other day that BT’s (BT.A) results hadn’t gone down very well in the market. The shares had been climbing nicely since I bought at 225p, but results day and the follow-through saw them marked down almost as low as 200p. Apart from wishing I’d waited, I’m happy to hold on for now – and collect the near-7% dividend. But I wonder if the new chairman is beginning to have an effect, in the light of a news article from Bloomberg.

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The Dividend Muncher’s List – Good ITV, not so good BT!

It is just over a month since I updated on my trawl to find big dividends which might be safe in a market environment where I don’t see much upside and plenty downside. Having originally settled on BT (BT.A) at about 225p on a yield of just shy of 7%, I added ITV (ITV) at the last count, paying 143.7p. That puts its dividend at 5.4%, although it went ex-dividend before I bought. Meanwhile I finally succumbed to the attractions (as I saw them) of Centrica (CNA), paying 142.95p ahead if its final dividend. How are things looking?

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BT Group - the good, the less good and the fretful

I concluded my last update on telecoms giant BT Group (BT.A) with the observation that:

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ITV – another one for the dividend muncher’s list

I’ve been wandering through my list of tasty-looking dividend plays identified HERE for further additions to my dividend muncher’s list. The first was BT (BT.A) which I bought at 225p and has since risen nicely to 241.5p. We’ll see how this plays out when its results are released early next month, but so far, so good. My second choice was Centrica (CAN), but I haven’t taken the plunge there yet. Working down my list of high yields, it has been too easy to rule out most of them but I alighted on ITV (ITV) and I wonder if now may prove a good time to climb on board.

BT
BT

BT – I’m in (blame Chris Bailey!)

Looking down my shopping list for dividend munchers in the wake of our mini-crash (see HERE) I see fully listed BT (BT.A) on a yield of 6.82%. I’m no expert in these large-caps (so this is NOT a tip!), but that seemed pretty tasty to me and worth a bit of a look – my first port of call being what the ShareProphets large-cap professor, Chris Bailey, had to say (see HERE). 

BT
BT

BT Group - what price no growth, a 6% dividend and unchanged forecasts?

I had a bit of a rant yesterday about three FTSE-100 behemoths that were dividend-heavy but consensus buys and not offering - in my opinion - value. I don't think BT Group (BT.A) is in this grouping however despite being dividend-heavy and suffering a falling share price today because basically it is very out-of-favour.

BT
BT

BT Group could still prove to be a great recovery play

Even large, FTSE-100 shares can go through periods where seemingly every piece of news brings about a decline in the share price, and the company seems to be hit by one negative revelation after another. But as long as there isn’t anything wrong with the underlying business, then often these are just temporary blips and can offer the sort of recovery opportunities, and potential returns, that you don’t see often with outfits of this size.

BT
BT

Dial into this Bruised Telecoms Giant and You may Ring Up a Ting-a-ling Profit

Hello, Share Twangers. A share which has given me a lot of pain, though (thankfully) I don’t think I’ve recommended it to you very much, is a telecoms giant which has seen better days. In fact, under two years ago the shares touched a fiver. Nowadays, they are less than three quid. But analysts at Barclays have just repeated their fairly long-standing target of 450p, which would cancel a big chunk of my loss.

BT
BT

This May Not Be Time to Hang Up on your BT Shares

Hello, Share Pushers. You can, like my colleagues on this illustrious website, be among the best share experts in the world, but some brickbats you cannot see coming. One such example is the big wobble of BT (BT.A) stock when it was announced in January that something was not quite right about the company’s Italian operation.

BT
BT

BT Group - WIFI debacles, scandals and u-turns: got to be time to buy!

As the part of rural Wales I was staying in during a good chunk of the Bank Holiday weekend apparently is intermittently covered by the leading mobile network recently purchased by BT Group (BT.A), I had to return to England to surprisingly wax lyrical about the telecoms giant, as the dearth of WIFI forced me to buy an antiquated media device called a newspaper. Within its grubby pages I read that shock-style headline that 'BT threatens fatal blow to final salary pensions'.

Bearcast

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Winnileaks vindicated in spades today..whatever criminal Aidan says

Criminal Aidan Earley says thatmy work destroys great British Companies. That is what Rob Terry used to say too. What is the difference between those two fraudsters? About £50 million and so far only one has served time. I discuss Winnileaks triumphs today on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Strat Aero (AERO) and why they vindicated my work so much. Then I look at BT (BT.A), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Cloudtag (CTAG), Sunrise Resources (SRES) and LGO Energy (LGO).   

Talk Talk Share May Not Rise Rise

Hello Share Twirlers. The broadband and phone company TalkTalk (TALK) is not a share I would buy at the moment. And that’s a pity because I think someone needs to break the dominance BT (BT.A) seems to have on the market. Strong competition has always kept fees for broadband from being extortionate, and we can’t afford a shrinking market.

VOD
VOD

Vodafone May Ring for You as a Merger Calls

Hello Share Shapers. A few years ago, I sold all my Vodafone (VOD) shares for a goodly profit. Rather a good job as it paid for 10 years of phone bills which used to be high in those days. The shares went into a damp patch after that,  but over the last few years the share price has perked up, while its rival BT’s (BT.) share price is currently, to say the least, stodgy.

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BT

No Split for BT Isn't the Only Reason This Share Could Climb

Hello Share Sippers. One of those dynamic companies which is never out of the news for long is BT (BT.A). The reason is obvious, the country relies on it not just for telephone land lines but for access to the internet. It’s an odd situation for so many companies to be reliant on another one for a service nobody can do without. And BT, if its rivals are to be believed, has taken advantage of the fact.

BT
BT

Shares in Smaller Firms Still Suffering from the Brexit Vote Could Rally Soon.

Hello Share Plasterers. Before the Brexit result, I opined that shares would topple, but then make a quick recovery. I didn’t realise then how the bounce back would be much more than a recovery. Shares reached an 11 month high. And yet the BBC continue to broadcast doom and gloom comments that the British economy is now in a perilous situation. The healthy Footsie belies that sort of talk.

BT
BT

Intrigued by BT's £6 Billion Improvement Plan? - It's Your Call.

Hello Share Twitchers. BT (BT.A) made a big announcement this week. It is going to spend, spend, spend on improving broadband and phone coverage. It probably had to do it because the watchdog of the industry has thought about splitting it from its big money spinner, Openreach, unless BT makes improvements for the public. The rivals, like Talk Talk (TALK) and Sky (SKY) are not likely to be impressed by this initiative, though.

Malcolm

Professor Stacey's Easter Lecture.

Hello Easter Bunnies. Please take notes. While the stock markets take an undeserved breather at this daffodil time, it’s an opportunity to send you an encouraging message for the rest of 2016.But before that, chums, let’s not forget the true meaning of Easter - and it is not making more money. See you in church.

VOD
VOD

Who's That Ringing Up a Winning Number - Is it Vodafone?

Hello Share Togglers.  I’ve long sung the praises of BT (BT.A) on this splendiferous website.  But I’m going off it just a bit. I’ll continue to hold the shares, as they have been a big success for me in the last three years. But they seem to be taking a bit of a rest in the upward march.  As are most shares, to be fair. So now let’s switch a bit of my allegiance to a rival - and that’s Vodafone (VOD). 

GSK
GSK

As Oilers and Miners Squirm, the Leisure Industry Piles on Share Value.

Hello Share Trippers. Oh dear! The price of crude oil drops to less than 40 dollars a barrel.That’s really nasty and we can blame OPEC for refusing to cut down on the amber nectar it has for sale.

BT
BT

As the UK Deteriorates, BT Should Cash in.

There is no doubt in this vintage punter’s mind that Britain is getting slobbier, lazier and fatter all the time.

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