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The good investment guide

Citywire Selection is our narrowed down list of investment funds which we think are worth highlighting. Whether you're investing in an ISA or a pension, saving for the short term or long term, these funds are worth considering.Find out more about how (and why) to use Citywire Selection.


Articles featuring Citywire Selection funds, or the people who manage them

Are private equity trusts cheap or expensive?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 03, 2015 at 14:48

Paul Niven, manager of Foreign & Colonial, tackles the question many investors ask about big discounts on private equity investment trusts.

5 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell on Jun 29, 2015 at 05:00

A roundup of trades by professional investors. This week we look at Greggs, Liontrust, MS International, Keywords Studios and Parity.

Investment Trust Watch: small companies notch up big returns

by Daniel Grote on Jun 26, 2015 at 11:11

Revival of smaller company investment trusts gathers pace while emerging market funds look 'cheap'.

Does your income fund hold too much Glaxo?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 23, 2015 at 15:43

Too many UK equity income funds have faith in GlaxoSmithKline's ability to maintain its dividend, says a healthcare investor.

Star manager Ed Legget quits Standard Life to join Artemis

by Daniel Grote, Jonathan Yarker on Jun 23, 2015 at 15:13

Manager of Standard Life Investments' UK Equity Unconstrained fund is leaving to join Artemis, where he will take over from the retiring Tim Steer.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: dicing with debt

by Dumb Investor on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:36

The sell-off in the bond markets has focused my mind on how much debt some of my stocks are carrying. It's time for one of them to go.

Investment Trust Watch: Juridica Investments crashes 20%

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:33

Litigation finance fund tumbles after a negative US Supreme Court ruling. But are the shares as cheap as they appear? 

Google interest lifts Tesco as FTSE defies Greek crisis

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:41

Fears of a run on Greek banks fail to halt stock market gains while the pound hits a seven-year high on a surge in income tax receipts. 

Fund managers shrug off litigation threat to tobacco stocks

by Jonathan Yarker on Jun 17, 2015 at 12:15

A Canadian court this month ordered three cigarette companies to pay £8 billion in damages. But tobacco stocks' dividends make them hard for investors to quit.

Giles Hargreave: lessons I've learnt investing in AIM

by Giles Hargreave on Jun 17, 2015 at 11:55

The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is 20 years' old this week. Veteran investor Giles Hargreave reflects on the highs and lows.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: how to profit from the dips?

by Dumb Investor on Jun 15, 2015 at 14:43

I can't 'buy on the dips' because I'm fully invested, and switching from 'defensives' into 'cyclicals' doesn't make sense. What can I do?

Bruce Stout blames EM 'revulsion' for poor performance

by Danielle Levy on Jun 15, 2015 at 08:00

Murray International fund manager puts the trust’s recent underperformance down to investor ‘revulsion’ towards emerging markets.

We love investment trusts, stop hiding them away!

by Daniel Grote on Jun 12, 2015 at 08:00

We gathered 10 Citywire Money readers who have been won over by investment trusts. But why aren't advisers and fund supermarkets as keen?

Should trusts pay income out of capital? Securities Trust thinks so

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 08, 2015 at 08:30

Securities Trust of Scotland has prompted a debate after announcing it would raid capital reserves to pay a big increase in its dividend.

Investment Trust Watch: FTSE reshuffle shakes up funds

by Daniel Grote on Jun 05, 2015 at 15:38

FTSE's index reshuffle throws up new entries into 'cheap' and 'expensive' trust lists, while alternative income and property take a hit.

Woodford Patient Capital flies into FTSE 250

by Daniel Grote on Jun 04, 2015 at 12:54

Neil Woodford's investment trust set for tracker boost after entering FTSE 250, while troubled BlackRock World Mining is relegated to 'small cap' status.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: Hargreaves' magic button

by Dumb Investor on Jun 04, 2015 at 08:30

You've helped me to find lots of useful information on my investments in a part of the Hargreaves Lansdown website I never knew existed. Thanks!

Harry Nimmo's trust launches 5% tender offer

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 02, 2015 at 17:46

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies, the former top-performing investment trust, offers scheme to buy back investors’ shares.

Investment trusts vs ETFs: there's no contest

by James Carthew on Jun 02, 2015 at 08:00

Investors continue to flock to low-charging exchange-traded funds, but their performance can't match that of most investment trusts.

FTSE bid higher as M&A theme grips markets

by Gavin Lumsden on May 27, 2015 at 16:30

(Update) FTSE 100 bounces back through 7,000 as bid developments and easing concerns about Greece boost investors.

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