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Diary of a Dumb Investor: panic over, I've got a steal!

by Dumb Investor on Feb 13, 2015 at 15:15

I've shaken off my trepidation to look for the next stellar growth buy.

Performance fees: they're dropping like flies!

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 30, 2015 at 17:07

The move to simplify investment trusts sees Fidelity European Values, Pacific Assets and JPMorgan Chinese drop performance fees.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my star stock is in freefall!

by Dumb Investor on Jan 27, 2015 at 13:28

After crowing about my record last week, one of my star stocks has taken a tumble. I should have known this would happen!

How investment trusts beat other types of funds

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:24

Which type of investment fund is best? New figures show how on average investment trusts can beat rival funds over the long term.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my not-so-dumb Tesco buy

by Dumb Investor on Jan 21, 2015 at 08:00

I've doubled the return of the FTSE 100 since taking over from my brother. Just call me Alpha Dumbo!

What do 2014's top trusts tell us about the year ahead?

by James Carthew on Jan 14, 2015 at 16:05

James Carthew looks at some of the standout winners in the investment companies sector in 2014.

Can regular savers afford to put trusts in a pension?

by Daniel Grote on Jan 09, 2015 at 11:55

Daniel Grote looks at the costs of saving regular amounts into investment trusts with his Hargreaves Lansdown Sipp.

Top Trusts: my Magnificent Seven!

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 09, 2015 at 08:00

After a Christmas review it's all change on the Citywire Top Trusts portfolio as I sell two investment trusts and buy five more.

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