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Investment Trust Watch: Temple Bar's Happy Mundy

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 24, 2017 at 15:01

Alastair Mundy's Temple Bar has shot back to form, making its shares look relatively dear compared to other equity income trusts.

Polar Capital and the quest for income from healthcare

by James Carthew on Feb 23, 2017 at 07:15

A goal of income growth has held back performance of Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust. Its successor may take a new approach.

New secured loan fund deserves to grow

by James Carthew on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:15

James Carthew assesses RM Secured Direct Lending, the latest closed-end income fund to focus on loans to credit-starved businesses.

Why you're probably going to be skint this year

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 09, 2017 at 16:18

The shopping is going to cost us all more this year, and here's why, says author of 'No Spend Year'.

Three trusts to guard against market wobbles

by Matthew Read on Feb 07, 2017 at 12:44

Matthew Read picks out three investment trusts which could offer some protection, or even benefit, should markets fall.

Investment Trust Watch: cancer fund battles discount

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 03, 2017 at 16:58

Syncona, the former Battle Against Cancer Investment Trust, falls to a discount as investors adjust to decision to fight disease more directly.

How to get your hands on some free cash

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 02, 2017 at 09:00

If you put the effort into saving some money, your employer and the government will reward you, says author of ’No Spend Year’.

Investment Trust Watch: three plays on toppy markets

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 27, 2017 at 17:33

With many investment trusts on all-time highs we look at what bargain hunters at Hawskmoor Investment Management have been bagging.

My financial lessons from a No Spend Year

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:47

Jumping out of the consumer cycle taught me a lot about what's really important, writes Citywire Money reporter and author Michelle McGagh.

David Kempton: the art of the deal is not ideal

by David Kempton on Jan 24, 2017 at 14:35

Our experienced private investor expects 'soggy' markets as the Trump rally fades but is reassured by the performance of his AIM stocks.

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