Our columnists crack open the murky world of finance and investments
It was a strong week for Japanese and European investment trusts, but some of them still look 'cheap'.
Experienced private investor David Kempton is confident enough about markets to take advantage of tax breaks for AIM funds and stocks.
It's been an eventful week for investment trust share prices following the hostile £1 billion bid for SVG Capital on Monday.
Policies of negative interest rates undermine confidence in the financial system, says former manager of Templeton Emerging Markets.
A short-term opportunity in Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon and a longer-term opportunity in emerging markets trusts on offer this week.
A post-referendum rally leaves popular £4 billion global fund knocking on the door of the FTSE 100 index.
Is a tiny cut in fees on Baillie Gifford Japan and Edinburgh Worldwide enough to make the investment trusts cheaper than open-ended funds?
Is Aurora the cheapest investment trust on the planet? The UK's former worst-performing fund is certainly one of the most interesting.
Should companies cut dividends to shore up their pension schemes? No, there are other things they should do first.
Diverse Income and River and Mercantile Micro Cap both look 'cheap' in the aftermath of the 'Brexit' vote.
How will our novice fare on the markets?
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