Citywire for Financial Professionals
Share this page:
Stay connected:


Our columnists crack open the murky world of finance and investments

Latest articles

Diary of a Dumb Investor: time to tear up my portfolio

by Dumb Investor on Feb 03, 2016 at 16:09

As my investments continue to haemorrhage money, it's time to face the facts: my portfolio isn't very good.

Top Trusts: my battle with the New Year crash

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 29, 2016 at 10:55

Gavin Lumsden reveals the investment trusts he bought and sold for Citywire's Top Trusts portfolio following the dismal start to the year.

Ben Goldsmith's green investment trust turns red

by James Carthew on Jan 26, 2016 at 11:32

Ben Goldsmith, brother of London mayoral candidate Zac, has had an inauspicious start at the helm of Menhaden Capital.

Investment Trust Watch: catch a bargain while you can

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 22, 2016 at 19:04

More than 100 investment trusts looked ‘cheap’ after share prices slid this week but with markets rebounding opportunities were vanishing.

Can Monks emerge as the 'safer' Scottish Mortgage?

by Daniel Grote on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:40

Charles Plowden has injected some excitement into the global investment trust, but it remains less gung-ho than its bigger peer.

Flat rate state pension will cause new political storm

by Frances Coppola on Jan 18, 2016 at 08:00

The furore over women's state pension age increases will be nothing compared to grievances new flat-rate state pension will cause.

Investment Trust Watch: New Year opportunities

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 15, 2016 at 13:02

The stock market turmoil has generated lots of interesting openings in investment trust shares this week.

Investments for 2016: Citywire writers' picks

by Citywire on Jan 12, 2016 at 16:56

Citywire investment writers pick the funds and shares they think could weather what looks likely to be a difficult year for markets.

FCA bottles bank battle but Tyrie stays silent

by Justin Cash on Jan 05, 2016 at 11:54

City regulator halts inquiries into banks and HSBC but Andrew Tyrie, outspoken Treasury Select Committee chair, says nothing.

Will stock markets 'lift off' in 2016?

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 24, 2015 at 17:13

An overview of the world economy and investment markets with a little help from British astronaut Tim Peake!

Dumb Investor

Dumb Investor

How will our novice fare on the markets?

Dumb Investor: 'If I do lose it all in some kind of Madoff-style scam... at least my humiliation will be public.'

Dumb Investor's latest articles

Investment Trust Insider

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

Sorry, this link is not
quite ready yet