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Investment Trust Watch: battle for Artemis Alpha

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:58

Our weekly look at cheap and expensive investment trust shares shows fund managers and discount hunters digging in at Artemis Alpha.

The Tesco tanker turns – but which way?

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 22, 2015 at 10:29

There's no denying the enormity of Tesco's £6.4 billion loss but amid the wreckage there are signs of a turnaround at the supermarket group.

David Kempton: 5 fund picks - but hold fire for now

by David Kempton on Apr 21, 2015 at 08:00

David Kempton presents five fund picks after meeting with Hawksmoor fund managers, but he's wary about the general election.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: why I'm selling Tesco

by Dumb Investor on Apr 20, 2015 at 15:42

Scarred by my Standard Chartered experience, I can't stand the thought of seeing my Tesco winnings evaporate.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: time to stop aping Woodford

by Dumb Investor on Apr 15, 2015 at 13:31

It makes less sense trying to copy Neil Woodford's small company buys now he's launching a fund focused on just those stocks.

Is your pension big enough to buy a Lamborghini?

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 15, 2015 at 09:45

We reveal how much pension cash you'd need to waste buying the luxury sports car now associated with the pension 'freedom' reforms.

Pacific Horizon and Asia technology golden age

by James Carthew on Mar 31, 2015 at 17:16

Asian technology is experiencing a golden age so where are the dedicated investment funds, asks James Carthew?

David Kempton: my 10-point plan for ISA stocks

by David Kempton on Mar 25, 2015 at 10:53

As the end of the tax year approaches, it's time to use your ISA allowance. Here's what private investor David Kempton plans to do.

Why I'm warming to Witan investment trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:07

Should Witan be in Citywire’s Top Trusts watch-list? Impressive annual results from the global fund suggest the answer is 'yes'.

Woodford hedges currency but why do so few others?

by Daniel Grote on Mar 09, 2015 at 17:08

Neil Woodford has started to hedge the euro as 'money printing' kicks off in Europe. But few other fund managers do.

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