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The new trusts lost in the Patient Capital hype

by James Carthew on Jul 01, 2015 at 08:00

This has been a busy year for investment trust launches. James Carthew looks at some of the new offerings that haven't received the fanfare afforded to Woodford Patient Capital.

Grexit: the straw that could break the bull's back

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:07

The Greek debt crisis is urgent but containable, we're told. But if risk is back 'on' after this weekend, perhaps investors have bigger worries?

Does your income fund hold too much Glaxo?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 23, 2015 at 15:43

Too many UK equity income funds have faith in GlaxoSmithKline's ability to maintain its dividend, says a healthcare investor.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: dicing with debt

by Dumb Investor on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:36

The sell-off in the bond markets has focused my mind on how much debt some of my stocks are carrying. It's time for one of them to go.

Investment Trust Watch: Juridica Investments crashes 20%

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:33

Litigation finance fund tumbles after a negative US Supreme Court ruling. But are the shares as cheap as they appear? 

Schroder Real Estate now on an even keel

by James Carthew on Jun 22, 2015 at 08:52

After a series of changes in recent year the real estate investment trust looks to be back on track, says James Carthew.

House builders the only 'buy' in worrying markets

by David Kempton on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:31

Experienced private investor David Kempton is struggling to find anything to buy in difficult markets, apart from UK house builders.

Can Mobius revive Templeton Emerging Markets?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 16, 2015 at 17:25

The pioneering emerging markets investment trust has underperformed its index for the past five years. Has it passed its sell-by date?

Diary of a Dumb Investor: how to profit from the dips?

by Dumb Investor on Jun 15, 2015 at 14:43

I can't 'buy on the dips' because I'm fully invested, and switching from 'defensives' into 'cyclicals' doesn't make sense. What can I do?

Investment Trust Watch: Sanditon looks cheaper

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 12, 2015 at 11:28

Our weekly roundup shows Tim Russell's Sanditon trust looking reasonable value for the first time since its launch a year ago.

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