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Investment trust expert James Carthew considers an appeal from Baring Emerging Europe for investors to return to Russia.
Don't be one of those investors running off a cliff they cannot see. The oil price slump is serious, says financial planner Mike Deverell.
The consensus view is that a strong dollar is bad for emerging markets but Jerome Booth argues it is emerging markets that hold the key to the US economy and currency.
Experienced investor David Kempton thinks low oil prices will boost stock markets but is cautious about prospects after the election.
KWE, 2014's biggest investment trust launch, is betting that Europe's property market still has further to recover from credit crunch lows.
Buying Friends Life, a small, weaker UK rival, could help Aviva improve its dividend. But are the insurer's shareholders paying too much?
Perpetual Income & Growth, the best of Mark Barnett's three big investment trusts, has saved shareholders a lot of money, but is it enough?
Gavin Lumsden reports on the latest investment in his Top Trust portfolio. This video was recorded last week before today's news from Japan.
The huge fines imposed on banks for currency manipulation point to a wider scandal affecting investors in funds and pensions.
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