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Latest News - Ian Cowie

Ian Cowie: I’m patiently awaiting Woodford’s recovery

It has been a challenging year for two prominent investment trust managers – Neil Woodford and Sam Isaly – for very different reasons. Ian Cowie explains why he continues to back both.

Ian Cowie: ‘New Japan’ defies the cynics and does me proud

Next week marks the fifth anniversary of the election of prime minister Shinzo Abe, whose efforts to stimulate the economy have helped the Nikkei index more than double.

Ian Cowie: why I’m raving about new warehouse fund

There are few laughs in logistics but Ian Cowie is sufficiently impressed to subscribe for shares in Aberdeen Standard's new 'Big Box' investment trust.

Ian Cowie: McDonnell looms, so don’t forget your ISA

With the dust settling on the Budget, Labour is still knocking on the doors of government, which makes the tax shelter of individual savings accounts (ISAs) more valuable than ever.

Ian Cowie: thanks to Labour, infrastructure looks good value

Share price premiums on the listed infrastructure funds from 3i, HICL and John Laing have plunged since Labour's threat to cancel private finance initiative (PFI) contracts.

Ian Cowie: dividends drive UK higher than emerging markets

It is an incredible fact but the total return from the UK stock market beats emerging markets over 25 years thanks to dividends.

Ian Cowie: I picked the best trust for the Trump rally

Despite all the opprobrium president Trump continues to attract, it’s been a wonderful year for many – but not all – investors in the world’s biggest economy.

Ian Cowie: trusts move up a gear with shrewd financing

Merchants and Temple Bar are the latest investment trusts to lock in cheap long-term loans and take advantage of their secret weapon: gearing, or borrowing money to invest.

Ian Cowie: a lesson from Black Monday’s blockbuster trusts

The great performance of investment trusts since the Black Monday crash 30 years ago shows liquidity is not the problem some professional investors say it is.

Ian Cowie: investment trusts are pensioners’ true friends

Some good news for anyone seeking a retirement income from savings: more than a dozen equity income investment trusts deliver sustainable, inflation-beating yields of 4% or more.