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Our columnists crack open the murky world of finance and investments

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Fair Oaks: a closer look at the 8% yielding trust

by James Carthew on May 22, 2015 at 08:00

James Carthew examines Fair Oaks Income Fund, an investment trust that buys collateralised loan obligations.

Why infrastructure can soldier on when rates rise

by Gavin Lumsden on May 21, 2015 at 17:11

After strong returns, big infrastructure funds like HICL face questions over how they will cope when interest rates rise.

What Mark Barnett has done for Edinburgh trust

by Gavin Lumsden on May 21, 2015 at 12:26

Neil Woodford's successor has had a good first year in charge of the Edinburgh investment trust, making a number of new investments.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my dividend dilemma

by Dumb Investor on May 18, 2015 at 15:04

I'm always told reinvesting dividends is one of the keys to strong returns, but it seems expensive to do.

Investment Trust Watch: 3i up, Nimrod sinks

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 14:29

It was a good week for 3i, the private equity giant, and smaller company and equity income trusts but high yielding Nordic Sea Assets is suffering from the oil sector downturn.

Where in the world should you invest after the UK election?

by Gavin Lumsden on May 13, 2015 at 14:34

UK shares jumped after the general election, but is that the whole story? Watch our post-poll guide to global stock markets.

Transformed SVG private equity trust back on track

by James Carthew on May 12, 2015 at 13:32

SVG was the poster child of what went wrong with private equity trusts, but has undergone big changes.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: poll turns my portfolio blue

by Dumb Investor on May 11, 2015 at 15:35

I'm looking to capitalise on investors' enthusiasm for a Tory government with my latest buy.

Investment Trust Watch: funds enjoying a ballot box bounce

by Gavin Lumsden on May 08, 2015 at 15:57

Buoyant post-election markets electrified shares in a number of investment trusts, helping to narrow some wide discounts.

Can things only get better for Better Capital?

by James Carthew on May 06, 2015 at 14:50

The Better Capital private equity trusts were thrust in the spotlight when City Link collapsed, but could a recovery be underway?

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