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Top Trusts: how I beat the All Share!

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 03, 2015 at 08:00

Gavin Lumsden explains how the Citywire Top Trusts portfolio is making headway after a poor start.

Investment Trust Watch: Lazard lifts Fidelity China stake

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 31, 2015 at 16:41

Value investor Lazard Asset Management emerges with 9% of Fidelity China Special Situations as its shares slide in the Shanghai mayhem.

Investment Trust Watch: mad miners & peculiar prices

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:27

Is BlackRock World Mining a buy and what happened to Brunner and Scottish American?? Our weekly roundup of investment trusts.

What an interest rate rise means for your money

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:15

Finally, after six years, the Bank of England wants to raise interest rates. What's the impact on our ISAs and pensions?

Witan: the welcome revival of a 'dinosaur' global fund

by James Carthew on Jul 22, 2015 at 09:00

After a period when big global funds were dismissed as dinosaurs, James Carthew is glad to see Witan's resurgence.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my dumbest mistakes

by Dumb Investor on Jul 20, 2015 at 16:19

Selling Lloyds at the bottom, calling a property crash in 2012 and buying Russia as oil tanked: I've really lived up to my name. Or have I? 

Investment Trust Watch: Murray International going cheap

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Jul 17, 2015 at 13:10

A rare chance to buy shares in Bruce Stout's Murray International at fair value plus biotechnology trusts continue their astonishing run.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: I'm feeling Wimpey

by Dumb Investor on Jul 16, 2015 at 08:00

Take profits on my house builder shares or let my winners run? I've gone for a halfway house.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: the trust defying market falls

by Dumb Investor on Jul 07, 2015 at 15:45

Almost every holding in my portfolio has followed the market down in recent weeks, but one investment trust is proving resilient.

Witan Pacific: is the only pan-Pacific trust worth a look?

by James Carthew on Jul 07, 2015 at 11:05

James Carthew examines Witan Pacific, the only investment trust to focus on the entire Pacific region.

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Investment Trust Insider

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

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