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« Reply #7365 on: January 02, 2019, 02:52:20 pm »
Patrick - as an age old competitor on your site, I don't think it prudent to kill the SA competition, you may however want to reconsider some of the parameters of the game i.e.:-
    1) Give each participant R 1.2 million on first business day of January annually
    2) Any person joining later in the year would also get R 1.2 million on entering the competition - to level the playing field
    3) Only allow buying/selling once a month - i.e. kill off trading - this was never intended to be a trading competition
    4) Ranking to be based on highest value of portfolio to lowest inclusive of shares purchased and the cash component unutilized

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« Reply #7366 on: January 02, 2019, 03:36:17 pm »
Agree with the above, be much better :TU:

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« Reply #7367 on: January 02, 2019, 04:39:13 pm »
I think the numbers dropping off has a lot to do with lackluster returns on the JSE - as JSE's own volume figures would indicate. Great idea on the S&P comp. Although it's a competition, I really compete against the ETF's - GCR all you will find is that someone will put R1.2mill into ellies or something of that nature - it will still bug you! BTW 2018 link does not work. All the best for the year. Will be heading to the UK for good this year, so packing and selling the order of the day - interspersed with mountains of paperwork.

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« Reply #7368 on: January 02, 2019, 06:13:37 pm »
#Mr. Divi. If I remember correctly either you or your wife has a UK passport. Am I correct?
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« Reply #7369 on: January 02, 2019, 08:21:56 pm »
Thanks for the input so far everyone. I'll keep the SA comp running for this year then. @GCR, thanks for the input, I've already covered point 4, unless I've made a mistake somewhere it is holdings + cash - tax to get the leaderboard. I'd be happy to try the rest but maybe I should put it them to a vote in a blog post about the comp soon.

@Mr Div, 2018 ink should be fixed now.

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« Reply #7370 on: January 03, 2019, 08:29:31 am »
Hi Orca - how is Wales treating you? Yes, I am a citizen - maddingly though, you, with a EU passport, got in easier - although looks like you timed it to perfection as I am sure rules will change. Will be living on the coastline in the south - probably Eastbourne - but flexible. Trying to squeeze as much sunshine as we can get :) Cheers for that Patrick

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« Reply #7371 on: January 03, 2019, 08:42:23 am »
I think the numbers dropping off has a lot to do with lackluster returns on the JSE - as JSE's own volume figures would indicate. Great idea on the S&P comp. Although it's a competition, I really compete against the ETF's - GCR all you will find is that someone will put R1.2mill into ellies or something of that nature - it will still bug you! BTW 2018 link does not work. All the best for the year. Will be heading to the UK for good this year, so packing and selling the order of the day - interspersed with mountains of paperwork.
Or you could invest in another Steinhoff and lose it all :LHST:
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« Reply #7372 on: January 03, 2019, 10:03:09 pm »
Hey Mr Divi. I have not yet relocated to the UK and it will not be Wales. It will be the Garden of Eden known as the Cotswold. Cirencester is the capital and we are in the process of buying a home with our daughter who insists on us living with her should we perhaps get old.

You, as a UK national and a non EU wife will have problems relocating your wife to the UK. Very much more than I will as a non Brit. I can explain it all on my blog if you wish.
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« Reply #7373 on: January 07, 2019, 03:13:07 pm »
Who the hell is strengthening the rant !!! !! Dammit
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« Reply #7374 on: January 09, 2019, 09:14:45 am »
I don't know, but I hope they continue :)

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« Reply #7375 on: January 10, 2019, 09:28:40 am »
I have electronics I want to buy, so stronger rand helps me :)
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« Reply #7376 on: January 10, 2019, 01:39:48 pm »
More drones?

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« Reply #7377 on: January 11, 2019, 08:47:29 am »
Soooo... how is everybody? :)

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« Reply #7378 on: January 11, 2019, 09:40:18 am »
Good this side. Have you moved overseas?

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« Reply #7379 on: January 11, 2019, 11:36:59 am »
Good to hear  :TU: - with regards to move - It’s been one hell of a journey so far but after 3 Lever Archer files of red tape/admin, 90K and 14 months later, we received visa just before Christmas, going in 40-odd days to set-up/look-see (we’re colonizing so-to-speak, expanding established SA-companies over there which is fun as well as daunting).  But yes, not easy, back in 2008 we were wined and dined first class all the way to UK for move, this time we had to proof over and over that we can walk on water whilst jumping through fire-hoops at the same time, which I can sort of understand. Absolutely zero trust in anything (from university degrees – which are not accepted unconditionally after 2010 -  yes, all SA uni’s or even school IB Senior Cert – yes again, I know school teacher/principal says it’s ‘international baccalaureate’ - overseas government says if it says Umalusi or SA Government on certificate it is not ‘international’. For them international means an overseas company/school visits SA with their examination papers, overseas staff physically supervise day of exam, and they mark and grade overseas, that’s international to them. Some institution like CIMA – no problem, they accept but same principle applies. So, the long and the short of it, they only accept partially, - still have to do a bridging course at overseas school/uni for few months to years – they decide after they test you and your SA uni degree or IB Cert. Just saying, do your homework first, it seems to me what is professed here and expected by overseas governments, do not match at all.)  What I’ve learnt is that SA "international" qualification or uni degree means you can freely study/work in rest of Africa with your SA qualification, if you should choose that route but leaving the continent – no-no – your qualification becomes conditional. ??? Kapish?   

Also, no proof of copy accepted if done by SAPS, which is kind of funny if you think about it – it should all be done by commissioner of oaths. As I’ve said, no trust – you’re considered guilty until proven innocent.   It’s been a steep learning curve, unexpected and amazing - I should write a book.