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Judge Roughneck
06 Jul 15 14:22
Date Joined: 14 Aug 07
| Topic/replies: 105 | Blogger: Judge Roughneck's blog
My money is currently invested in low-cost index ETF’s (ie passive portfolio) via an ISA.

I generally have a proportion of the money held in cash which sits in my ISA earning a miserly 0.1%.

I am looking for suggestions of funds / ETF’s that would pay more than that but would keep the money as safe as possible. I also want to be able to access the cash quickly.

I have looked at a few cash funds but by the time you have paid buying/selling fees plus charges then you don’t really end up any better off.

Any ideas?
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Report Howdi July 13, 2015 11:55 AM BST
ask Hargreaves & Lansdown to post you there wealth 150 great starting point. Id go for something like TM Sanditon Europe.
Report Judge Roughneck September 10, 2015 10:31 AM BST
The TM Sanditon fund you mention is just a normal European equity fund which is completely not what I want.

As I said in the opening post, I am looking for a fund/ETF that acts like an interest bearing cash deposit – ie. small return for low risk with low charges and easily accessible.

Basically, something better than the 0.1% I earn on any cash held in the ISA.
Report bongo September 10, 2015 8:41 PM BST
If you simply want to do better than 0.1% then there are plenty of easily accessed cash ISAs paying just over 1%
has a decent selection.

With this being a gambling web-site, it's quite unusual to get non-gambling requests for information.

I quite like Howdi's suggestion, although getting in now is the time, not 2 months ago.

Or go in big on Danish Kroner as the price is artificially cheap at the moment due to the Euro peg. ( Currently 1GBP = 10.22 DKK ) It's well known that the Eurozone has started QE this year but less well known that overspending Sweden has also started QE of about 3% of national income this year. Denmark has thought about it, but decided not to, as the government has been running a surplus for about a year now.
Report Judge Roughneck September 11, 2015 9:46 AM BST
Okay, I didn’t make it very clear as to what I am looking for.

When I am holding a portion of the portfolio in cash it is because the signals of the strategy I am using has told me to sit out of a certain asset class. The cash is sitting there waiting to be deployed again at short notice (ie when the signal says “buy”).

I can’t invest it in a cash ISA as the money needs to be instantly accessible to re-invest at short notice.

I am looking for something that is as close to cash (in safety terms) as possible but paying more than 0.1%.

In my OP I said I was looking for a fund or ETF but actually a fund is no good as it can’t be sold instantly. So really I need an ETF (or an alternative that can be sold instantly).
Report bongo September 13, 2015 10:46 AM BST
Blimey, this optimal 'buying window' must open for less than an hour if your standard cash isa doesn't meet your requirements.
You must have your finger hovering over the button for a lot of the day.
Report Judge Roughneck September 14, 2015 11:17 AM BST
You couldn’t be farther from the truth bongo – I check on the ETF’s once a month (at the end of the month), make any adjustments required and then forget about them until the end of the next month.

Going back to your suggestion of cash ISA’s – forgive me if I am wrong but I didn’t think you could mix these as and when you wish? I am aware that as long as you don’t go over the ISA limit for the year you can invest in a mix of cash ISA’s and stocks & shares ISA’s but I didn’t think you could swap between the two?

Even if you can mix between the two I am not sure if it would be any good as I thought you had to hold cash ISA’s for a specific period or face penalties?
Report Stow_judge October 11, 2015 9:03 PM BST
From the Times
NS&I’s easy-access Direct Isa, paying 1.5 per cent is unbeaten and tops the best buy charts. Savers can manage their account online or on the phone and there are no restrictions on access.
The catch: It doesn’t accept transfers in, so you can save just one year’s allowance of £15,240. The best account for those with money to transfer is the Defined Access E-Isa from Virgin Money, paying 1.41 per cent.
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