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Investment Trust Watch: tiny Aurora's big 'discount'

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:28

Is Aurora the cheapest investment trust on the planet? The UK's former worst-performing fund is certainly one of the most interesting.

Pensions need managing not 'fat cat' dividend cuts

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 17, 2016 at 15:17

Should companies cut dividends to shore up their pension schemes? No, there are other things they should do first.

Investment Trust Watch: small cap trusts look 'cheap'

by Daniel Grote on Aug 12, 2016 at 16:29

Diverse Income and River and Mercantile Micro Cap both look 'cheap' in the aftermath of the 'Brexit' vote.

David Kempton: 3 more 'Brexit' bargains

by David Kempton on Aug 02, 2016 at 14:38

Our experienced private investor continues to see opportunities after the EU referendum, and has picked three more shares that should prosper.

Investment Trust Watch: Moore's 'mid cap' malaise

by Daniel Grote on Jul 29, 2016 at 16:07

Shares in Standard Life Equity Income look 'cheap' after 'Brexit' hits manager Thomas Moore's favoured FTSE 250 stocks.

Investment Trust Watch: India Capital Growth in limbo

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 22, 2016 at 16:24

Some normality is returning to investment trusts but India Capital Growth and JPMorgan Elect look mis-priced. 

‘Brexit’ deals blow to Alliance Trust managers’ cause

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 22, 2016 at 13:07

Events are conspiring against Alliance Trust Investments hanging on to £2.8 billion global investment trust.

Fund managers look to 'helicopter money' to scare the bears

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:25

'Brexit' has put global fund managers off Europe while their holdings of cash are at a 15-year high, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Investment Trust Watch: all aboard the 'Brexit' rebound

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 15, 2016 at 18:04

(Update) This week's rally brings some relief from 'Brexit' but fund managers Andy Brough and James Henderson urge caution.

David Kempton: 5 terrific 'Brexit' share bargains

by David Kempton on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:00

Our experienced investor columnist is encouraged to see directors snapping up shares in some of his favourite smaller companies.

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