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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

Investment Trust Watch: mining rally going 'cheap'

by Daniel Grote on Feb 05, 2016 at 13:03

If the strong rally in miners is more than a flash in the pan, BlackRock World Mining could be a 'cheap' way to take part.

Miners rocket as dollar drop boosts commodities

by Daniel Grote on Feb 04, 2016 at 17:15

Shares in Anglo American surge 20% higher and rival FTSE 100 miners aren't far behind as beaten-up commodities surge.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: time to tear up my portfolio

by Dumb Investor on Feb 03, 2016 at 16:09

As my investments continue to haemorrhage money, it's time to face the facts: my portfolio isn't very good.

Unicorn leads income funds as Schroder blacklisted

by Sean Butters on Feb 01, 2016 at 09:54

Unicorn UK Income fund tops Sanlam report of equity income funds while Schroder Income Maximiser falls to the 'Black List'.

Top Trusts: my battle with the New Year crash

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 29, 2016 at 10:55

Gavin Lumsden reveals the investment trusts he bought and sold for Citywire's Top Trusts portfolio following the dismal start to the year.

High yielding ‘Big Box’ trust bucks property slowdown

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:40

Tritax Big Box, one of 2015's best performing UK property funds, looks to raise £100 million to invest in warehouses and back a 5% dividend yield.

Ben Goldsmith's green investment trust turns red

by James Carthew on Jan 26, 2016 at 11:32

Ben Goldsmith, brother of London mayoral candidate Zac, has had an inauspicious start at the helm of Menhaden Capital.

Aberdeen and M&G rack up more 'dog' funds

by Daniel Grote on Jan 25, 2016 at 14:42

Aberdeen Asset Management's emerging market woes spread to other regions, with group now housing 11 'dog' funds, says Tilney Bestinvest.

Beaten-up trusts bounce back as investors hunt bargains

by Gavin Lumsden, Daniel Grote on Jan 21, 2016 at 16:42

Shares in top-performing Scottish Mortgage, and other investment trusts hit by market jitters, surge as investors judge sell-off overdone.

FTSE slumps: investors dump shares, run to gold

by Daniel Grote on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:15

Global stock market sell-off gathers pace amid continuing commodities rout, while gold jumps in flight to safety.

Fidelity adds 49 investment trusts to funds supermarket

by Daniel Grote on Jan 14, 2016 at 13:26

Fidelity Personal Investing allows access to investment trusts run by other groups for the first time, including the UK's largest trusts.

Scottish Mortgage restricts 'unicorns' to 15%

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 13, 2016 at 15:07

Managers of UK’s biggest investment trust told to limit holdings in risky, but fast-growing unquoted internet companies.

Asset Allocation: preparing trust portfolios for 2016

by Robert St George on Jan 13, 2016 at 00:01

Managers of 'multi-asset' investment trusts are taking care not to be caught napping as markets resume their merry-go-round.  

Investments for 2016: Citywire writers' picks

by Citywire on Jan 12, 2016 at 16:56

Citywire investment writers pick the funds and shares they think could weather what looks likely to be a difficult year for markets.

Investment trusts and climate change

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 12, 2016 at 00:01

'Green' investment trust managers survey the cracks in the investment landscape after the historic Paris climate change deal.

Home Retail soars as Sainsbury's reveals rejected bid

by Daniel Grote on Jan 05, 2016 at 16:38

Shares in Argos owner surge 40% as supermarket says it is 'considering its position' after takeover bid was rejected.

Funds of funds: one-stop shops or total flops?

by Robert St George on Dec 22, 2015 at 07:00

Tired of picking investment trusts for your ISA and pension? There's a 'fund of funds' waiting to offer you a ready-made portfolio.

Investment Trust Watch: ‘we’re improving’ says Alliance

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 18, 2015 at 12:42

Alliance Trust claims to be on the right track with performance and costs as the rating on its share price hits a new high.

What the US rate rise means for investors

by Daniel Grote on Dec 17, 2015 at 15:28

The Fed could follow its first interest rate rise in nearly a decade by hiking more quickly than expected. That spells bad news for bonds.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my 2015 hits and misses

by Dumb Investor on Dec 16, 2015 at 16:22

Although I own the best performing FTSE 100 stock of 2015 my portfolio is in the red over the last 12 months. I've learned my lesson.

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