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FTSE gains after Yellen states 'strengthening' case for US rate rise

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 26, 2016 at 16:11

Stock markets advanced and the dollar fell after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said case for raising interest rates had strengthened.

Investment Trust Insider: the Trojan Horse issue!

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 26, 2016 at 15:30

Issue 31 of our free e-zine rides in with a must-read profile of Personal Assets' Sebastian Lyon and the latest analyst recommendations.

Fund managers demand change at Sports Direct

by William Robins, Gavin Lumsden on Aug 26, 2016 at 11:24

Fund managers have turned up the heat on Mike Ashley's Sports Direct, saying they will vote against the re-election of its board next month.

European straggler switches manager

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:44

Edinburgh Partners' Dale Robertson has stepped down as manager of the underperforming European Investment Trust.

FTSE falls after Clinton's latest attack on drug prices

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:47

Pharmaceutical shares slide after Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton attacks Mylan of the US for 'outrageous' price hike.

FTSE falls but WPP spies post-'Brexit' recovery

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 24, 2016 at 15:12

The FTSE 100 shed ground as miners retreated in response to a fall in profits at Glencore but there was better news at ad agency WPP.

Investment Trust Watch: tiny Aurora's big 'discount'

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:28

Is Aurora the cheapest investment trust on the planet? The UK's former worst-performing fund is certainly one of the most interesting.

Aberdeen Asian Income cuts Hugh Young's fee

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 18, 2016 at 10:58

Aberdeen Asian Income investment trust slashes costs as a revival in performance gives it a chance to win back investors.

The Expert View: Indivior, Legal & General and Admiral

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Aug 18, 2016 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Shanta Gold and Antofagasta.

Pensions need managing not 'fat cat' dividend cuts

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 17, 2016 at 15:17

Should companies cut dividends to shore up their pension schemes? No, there are other things they should do first.

Murray International powers back on 'Brexit' bounce

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 17, 2016 at 11:51

Emerging markets revival and slump in the pound help Bruce Stout's trust deliver a smashing six-month return after difficult few years.

The Expert View: Pearson, Balfour Beatty and Just Eat

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Aug 17, 2016 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including BGEO and Hochschild Mining.

Weaker dollar, higher oil boost US earnings, says JPM

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 16, 2016 at 10:18

Garrett Fish of JPMorgan American looks for a recovery in US corporate profits as the S&P 500 index hits fresh all-time highs.

BlackRock World Mining cuts dividend after 92% rebound

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 12, 2016 at 15:20

BlackRock World Mining Trust has been the recovery story of 2016 after last year's 'near-death experience'. Can it continue? 

Witan hires Polar Capital's Rogoff for tech insight

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 12, 2016 at 07:00

Technology fund manager Ben Rogoff joins board of Witan as global investment trust grapples with disruptive power of the internet.

Investment trusts could go 'mainstream' with Cofunds

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 11, 2016 at 12:08

Investment trusts welcome plan for UK's biggest financial adviser fund supermarket to offer their products after its sale by Legal & General.

The Expert View: ITV, Interserve and Paysafe

by Gavin Lumsden, Daniel Grote on Aug 11, 2016 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Imagination Technologies and Amec Foster Wheeler.

Stifel: don't do a runner from Brunner

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 10, 2016 at 16:48

Change is afoot at Brunner and with shares in the global investment trust trading 20% below net asset value, analysts at Stifel smell a bargain.

'Brexit' blow pushes European Assets yield to 7.4%

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 09, 2016 at 14:21

European Assets Trust has become one of the highest yielding equity investment trusts following the 'Brexit' hit to its portfolio.

Don't let passive propaganda spoil your wealth

by James Phillipps, Gavin Lumsden on Aug 08, 2016 at 16:41

Charles Plowden of Baillie Gifford says good fund managers can be found and that promoters of 'tracker' funds have distorted the debate.

 

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