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Investment Trust Watch: is Templeton a buy?

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:29

Mark Mobius’s successor on Templeton Emerging Markets has overhauled the portfolio. Is it enough to revive the former stalwart?

A Top Trusts' guide to investment trust discounts

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 25, 2015 at 08:00

Gavin Lumsden assesses progress in Citywire’s Top Trusts portfolio and explains why he's looking for investment trusts trading on cheap discounts.

Now it's won, what does Sherborne want from Electra?

by James Carthew on Nov 24, 2015 at 11:24

Sherborne Investors won its battle for seats at Electra's board without telling investors what it wanted to do. Now we will find out.

Active or passive? You’re asking the wrong question!

by Mike Deverell on Nov 19, 2015 at 08:00

The merits of active funds over passives generate lots of column inches, but there are more important investment decisions to make.

Investment Trust Watch: Qatar pays to survive

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:26

The heavily discounted Qatar Investment Fund shoots to the top of our 'expensive' table after securing its future with an unusual share offer.

Renewables trusts: are 6% yields too strong to ignore?

by James Carthew on Nov 10, 2015 at 11:15

Renewables infrastructure trusts boast stronger yields than their more mainstream peers, and James Carthew spots an opportunity.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my star stock goes stratospheric!

by Dumb Investor on Oct 29, 2015 at 14:13

Shares I bought for just 458p in Hutchison China Meditech are now worth more than £25 thanks to the drug firm's plans for a US listing.

Wide discount belies Europe trust's strong record

by James Carthew on Oct 22, 2015 at 12:15

James Carthew sees a discount opportunity at top-performing JPMorgan European Smaller Companies.

David Kempton: where do investors go from here?

by David Kempton on Oct 22, 2015 at 10:54

With the recent rally in global stock markets looking too good to be true, our stock-picking columnist is focusing on his UK stocks.

The bond fund that beat Branson and the FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 16, 2015 at 16:58

Five lessons we can learn from the 20-year record of Fidelity Moneybuilder Income and its manager Ian Spreadbury. 

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