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Diary of a Dumb Investor: my star stock is in freefall!

by Dumb Investor on Jan 27, 2015 at 13:28

After crowing about my record last week, one of my star stocks has taken a tumble. I should have known this would happen!

How investment trusts beat other types of funds

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:24

Which type of investment fund is best? New figures show how on average investment trusts can beat rival funds over the long term.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my not-so-dumb Tesco buy

by Dumb Investor on Jan 21, 2015 at 08:00

I've doubled the return of the FTSE 100 since taking over from my brother. Just call me Alpha Dumbo!

What do 2014's top trusts tell us about the year ahead?

by James Carthew on Jan 14, 2015 at 16:05

James Carthew looks at some of the standout winners in the investment companies sector in 2014.

Can regular savers afford to put trusts in a pension?

by Daniel Grote on Jan 09, 2015 at 11:55

Daniel Grote looks at the costs of saving regular amounts into investment trusts with his Hargreaves Lansdown Sipp.

Top Trusts: my Magnificent Seven!

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 09, 2015 at 08:00

After a Christmas review it's all change on the Citywire Top Trusts portfolio as I sell two investment trusts and buy five more.

Fidelity China trust turns it round in turbulent year

by James Carthew on Dec 22, 2014 at 10:50

James Carthew is surprised at how well Fidelity China Special Situations (FCSS) has done this year.

The Accumulator: what a year in markets!

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 19, 2014 at 16:43

Our last Accumulator table of 2014 reveals the topsy-turvy time investors had this year as US government bonds beat shares. 

Sell bonds and buy commodities in 2015

by Chris Bailey on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:08

Here's a contrarian trade few investors are talking about for next year. It might not be as painful as it looks!

Russia: Baring 'rant' has me looking but not buying

by James Carthew on Dec 11, 2014 at 08:31

Investment trust expert James Carthew considers an appeal from Baring Emerging Europe for investors to return to Russia.

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James Carthew shares his expert knowledge to give you the inside track on investment trusts.

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