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Investment Trust Watch: catastrophe, property or bust!

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 20, 2017 at 17:01

Looking for an alternative to equities and bonds? Three of this week's cheapest trusts could offer an answer if you can get hold of them.

It was a fishy religion that let Remainers down

by Tim Martin on Jan 18, 2017 at 15:04

Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, blames 'semi-religious' faith in Europe for the overwhelming inaccuracy of Brexit economic forecasts.

David Kempton: 3 stocks in my New Year spoiler alert

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:42

Experienced private investor remains confident about his recent stock purchases despite the many risks to stock markets this year. 

Numis: our New Year investment trust tips

by Danielle Levy on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:01

Lindsell Train, Witan, Woodford Patient Capital and BlackRock Income Strategies loom large in Numis' annual investment trust review.

Winterflood: investment trust tips for 2017

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:37

Looking for inspiration for your investment trust portfolio? Winterflood Securities has published the annual review of its recommendations.

Funds Focus: Trump hits Woodford, Train & Smith

by Daniel Grote on Jan 09, 2017 at 17:06

A turnaround in markets, accelerated by Donald Trump's election, has put star fund managers on the back foot.

Investment Trust Watch: ‘buy’ Woodford, ‘sell’ Alliance

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 06, 2017 at 16:49

Woodford Patient Capital and Alliance Trust are among the trusts standing on striking valuations as the New Year gets underway.

Numis: 12 New Year share tips

on Jan 06, 2017 at 13:05

A dozen large cap stocks gained a 'buy' recommendation from Numis Securities analysts at the start of this year. 

David Kempton: how my AIM tips are faring

by David Kempton on Dec 21, 2016 at 07:00

Experienced private investor David Kempton explains how his AIM stock picks have performed so far, and reveals two more for 2017.

Investment Trust Watch: my Scottish tip for 2017

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 09, 2016 at 16:10

Things are afoot at Scottish Investment Trust that could raise the £720 million global fund's profile with investors in the New Year.

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