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Top Trusts: my quest for a small cap bargain

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:26

Starting Citywire's investment trust portfolio as markets turned south last month was bad timing but I'm down, not out!

Henderson Value has promising future, if it survives

by James Carthew on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:05

If it can survive a shareholder continuation vote the outlook for Henderson Value Trust could be good, says James Carthew. 

Diary of a Dumb Investor: stop loss, my portfolio is red!

by Dumb Investor on Oct 16, 2014 at 12:58

My once-beautiful blue portfolio has got ugly splashes of red all over it. Time to think about putting on some 'stop losses'.

Millennials need to rethink retirement or face working until 80

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 10, 2014 at 08:00

Saving more from an early age is the only way to take control of your retirement.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: I've bagged Tesco shares

by Dumb Investor on Oct 07, 2014 at 14:55

After endlessly to-ing and fro-ing, I've finally plucked up the confidence to invest in embattled Tesco.

The Accumulator: 10 points to keep your balance in rocky markets

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 03, 2014 at 16:45

The FTSE 100 is firmly in the red, below its starting point in January, but there are positives.

An Establishment figure that looks to the East

by James Carthew on Oct 03, 2014 at 13:50

Investment trust expert James Carthew reviews Establishment (ET), a global trust that invests a lot in Asia.

What Phones4U's collapse tells you about bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 01, 2014 at 11:27

The collapse of mobile phone retailer Phones4U shows how some bonds, or fixed interest stocks, are as risky as shares.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: Tesco looks a bargain, right?

by Dumb Investor on Sep 30, 2014 at 07:20

I've been sorely tempted to buy Tesco after its shares took a hammering.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: Scottish threat to my stocks

by Dumb Investor on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:35

I'm worried the market is complacent about the referendum, but my Scottish stocks are too good to sell.

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James Carthew shares his expert knowledge to give you the inside track on investment trusts.

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