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Phew! Next scorched by heat wave as RBS lifts FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:47

Fashion retailer Next claims warm weather hits sales as good news from Royal Bank of Scotland helps the FTSE 100 edge higher.

House prices dipped in September, says Nationwide

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:02

House prices fell 0.2% in September, their first decline in sixteen months. Nationwide building society thinks the slow down may continue for the rest of the year.

The Expert View: De La Rue, Hammerson and Shanks

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Sep 29, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Lloyds and Cairn Energy.

Gross misconduct? Bill Gross quits Pimco for rival

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:43

The world's most famous bond fund manager leaves the firm he founded over 'fundamental differences', according to the company.

My Three Top Trusts (so far)

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 25, 2014 at 16:13

Gavin Lumsden explains how he's started investing £10,000 in investment trusts.

Di Bon quits as Alliance Trust's head of shares

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 25, 2014 at 15:41

Alliance Trust, the underperforming global investment trust stalked by a US hedge fund, has replaced its head of equities.

Private investors join Mike Ashley in punt on Tesco

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 25, 2014 at 13:49

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct takes a big position in shares in embattled Tesco as stockbrokers report a surge in interest from private investors.

IG Group's £100 voting charge looks 'heinous' too

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 25, 2014 at 09:00

IG Group's new share dealing service has been criticised for charging investors £100 to vote at annual general meetings. 

Tesco is one for 'deep value' investors, but not City of London

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 24, 2014 at 15:14

Job Curtis, manager of the City of London investment trust, dumped a long-term holding in Tesco three weeks ago but says it could be an opportunity for some intrepid investors.

Mid-cap star Ashton Bradbury to retire from Old Mutual

by Dylan Lobo, Gavin Lumsden on Sep 23, 2014 at 17:10

Bradbury had a strong record in UK small and medium-sized companies although retail investors lost him to the hedge fund world in recent years.

Investment trusts: are you ready for another tantrum?

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:55

How investment trusts are preparing for a rise in interest rates.

Open Sesame! Alibaba boosts Fidelity China trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 23, 2014 at 07:40

The record-beating flotation of Alibaba has advanced the net asset value of Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust by 7.4%.

Billionaire’s arrest heaps more pain on Russia trusts

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 22, 2014 at 13:41

Baring Emerging Europe and JPMorgan Russian Securities have been hit by the fallout from the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov.

Investment trusts for the emerging markets recovery

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 22, 2014 at 11:26

Shares in global emerging market investment trusts are kicking back after a period in the doldrums. Which should you choose?

Salmond steps down, PM promises UK shake-up

by Himanshu Singh, Gavin Lumsden, Danielle Levy on Sep 19, 2014 at 16:17

SNP leader Alex Salmond resigns and the prime minister promises constitutional change after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.

Scottish investment trusts leap as referendum cloud lifts

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:59

Scottish investment trust shares advance as uncertainty over independence recedes. Aberforth Smaller Companies rises over 3%.

Going, going gone! 10 investment trust stories you may have missed

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:44

Catch up on this summer's investment trust events with our roundup of news, analyst comments and director dealings.

Happy birthday to Investment Trust Insider!

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 18, 2014 at 16:46

Welcome to issue 12. We've a bumper edition on Top Trusts for the emerging markets recovery and surviving Taper Tantrum II. 

Oriel: weak pound makes US trusts attractive

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:39

The dollar's strength against the dollar is seeing discounts on US investment trusts widen, says Oriel Securities.

Jourdan: why Scotland should have had two votes

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:22

Edinburgh-based fund manager Paul Jourdan says a two-stage referendum would have been better for Scotland and the United Kingdom.

 

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