Vodafone is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world, with equity interests in 25 countries and Partner Networks in a further 40 countries. At 31 March 2007, Vodafone had approximately 206.4 million proportionate customers worldwide.
So, we see BT buy EE and become a Quad Player with TV content particularly sport. Hutchison Wampoa (3) to buy O2 to become the UK's largest mobile player with 40% of the market and now Sky to become a Quad Player with its prominent TV content by buying wholesale access to the O2 (and 3) networks. So if VOD is to become a meaningful Quad Player and not be left behind in the UK market it has to make an acquisition, developing its own consumer broadband products would take too long and then it would still not have any TV content. So, it seems to me that VOD has to do something with Virgin Media, which won't come cheap, or it might just end up with the 'ugly bride', TalkTalk.
Sky to enter Britain's mobile market with Telefonica deal. See VOD share news above.
Costs are a factor in all investments and things appear to be falling generally. Not so stamp duty or the 10% taken from the divi even in a NISA Even so a small reduction in costs can mount up over time and increase overall returns substantially. Pensions are the best example to see the effect as it is seen over decades. If you buy and hold, you tend to front load the costs and then dividends become a bonus. Auto reinvest schemes seem expensive and B/C share schemes seen to have had their days numbered. Maybe if that stamp duty puts you off trading then maybe its a necessary evil that might be more of a guardian angel! ...... a bit like bid offer spreads. So its back to buy on the dips for me and its looking like Mr Market is on the way back down
Wise words, I guess you have been at this game for many moons.
I like your thinking ,Ive held vod shares for about 15years & apart from the occasional sell, ive been buying,in several tranches of a minimum 4 grand plus over the years.I try to pick the right time but mostly its when I can afford to buy! I think vod is a good long term investment to hold & top up, hopefully at the right time, but day trading, or even weak or month trading is very risky,unless as you have charting skills, which is just a crystal ball based on past share movement patterns & is,not very reliable,. But, if there wasn't stamp duty on buys, then it would be a different ball game. My advice to all stock market investors is don't overlook your dealing costs!!
MUMBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - India will not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc in a long-running tax dispute, the federal cabinet decided on Wednesday, in a move aimed at boosting investor confidence in Asia's third-largest economy.
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