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Investment Trust Watch: India Capital Growth in limbo

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 22, 2016 at 16:24

Some normality is returning to investment trusts but India Capital Growth and JPMorgan Elect look mis-priced. 

‘Brexit’ deals blow to Alliance Trust managers’ cause

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 22, 2016 at 13:07

Events are conspiring against Alliance Trust Investments hanging on to £2.8 billion global investment trust.

Fund managers look to 'helicopter money' to scare the bears

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:25

'Brexit' has put global fund managers off Europe while their holdings of cash are at a 15-year high, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Investment Trust Watch: all aboard the 'Brexit' rebound

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 15, 2016 at 18:04

(Update) This week's rally brings some relief from 'Brexit' but fund managers Andy Brough and James Henderson urge caution.

David Kempton: 5 terrific 'Brexit' share bargains

by David Kempton on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:00

Our experienced investor columnist is encouraged to see directors snapping up shares in some of his favourite smaller companies.

JPMorgan Overseas seeks capital future with 4% dividend

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

Global investment trust plans to ramp up dividends and change name in bid to win support from income-starved investors.

Investment Trust Watch: 3 funds that bucked 'Brexit'

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 01, 2016 at 17:30

Three investment trusts have stood out from the stock and currency market mayhem caused by the 'Brexit' referendum result.

Why I bought Foreign & Colonial for a 'Brexit' bounce

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 28, 2016 at 13:41

Dismayed by 'Brexit' but excited by investment opportunities, Gavin Lumsden makes a change to Citywire's Top Trusts portfolio. 

Investment Trust Watch: 'cheap' Foreign & Colonial

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 17, 2016 at 14:54

Thin stock market trading ahead of the EU referendum is generating lots of opportunities in investment trusts, including the UK’s oldest.

David Kempton: why I'm voting for Europe

by David Kempton on Jun 16, 2016 at 08:00

EU membership has been good for the UK and most immigrants work hard and pay their way, says our experienced investor.

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