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8 shares to play the infrastructure boom

by David Kempton on Oct 26, 2016 at 08:00

Experienced investor David Kempton reveals two construction stocks he bought recently and six that are on his watch-list.

Investment Trust Watch: the hidden gem in UK Income

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 21, 2016 at 17:18

Discounts have widened on a several popular UK Equity Income trusts but there is one at Invesco Perpetual that is particularly eye-catching.

Neil Woodford's favourite German property fund

by James Carthew on Oct 19, 2016 at 10:35

Berlin's burgeoning property market has attracted leading investors to Phoenix Spree Deutschland, says James Carthew. 

Investment Trust Watch: Hawksmoor's Brexit bargains

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 14, 2016 at 18:19

This week we look at the trades a pair of professional investment trust investors undertook in the chaotic post-Brexit vote market.

David Kempton: investors can't relax with hard Brexit

by David Kempton on Oct 12, 2016 at 12:06

The plunge in the pound has boosted UK share prices but investors in smaller companies need to take care and choose wisely.

Will there be JAM tomorrow after the US election?

by James Carthew on Sep 27, 2016 at 09:53

Investment trust expert James Carthew looks at the record of JPMorgan American (JAM). 

Investment Trust Watch: Europe & Japan trusts shine

by Daniel Grote on Sep 23, 2016 at 14:10

It was a strong week for Japanese and European investment trusts, but some of them still look 'cheap'.

AIM to cut tax with these stock and fund picks

by David Kempton on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:52

Experienced private investor David Kempton is confident enough about markets to take advantage of tax breaks for AIM funds and stocks.

Investment Trust Watch: did SVG just get out of jail?

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 16, 2016 at 15:59

It's been an eventful week for investment trust share prices following the hostile £1 billion bid for SVG Capital on Monday.

Mark Mobius: 'beggar-thy-neighbour' economics hurts us all

by Mark Mobius on Sep 12, 2016 at 07:00

Policies of negative interest rates undermine confidence in the financial system, says former manager of Templeton Emerging Markets.

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