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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

'Brexit' bad but no Lehmans, say fund managers

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 24, 2016 at 18:21

Investors grappling with the implications of Britain’s decision to leave the EU say it is not a prelude to another financial crisis.

Investment Trust Watch: bag a 'Brexit' bargain

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 24, 2016 at 14:40

Today's stock market turmoil puts F&C Commercial Property, RIT Capital and Scottish Mortgage and other trusts on a lower rating.

Brexit: how exposed are global trusts to a volatile pound?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:17

With currency markets likely to be turbulent tomorrow analysts at Stifel have ranked global investment trusts' exposure to sterling.

Investment Trust Watch: 'cheap' Foreign & Colonial

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 17, 2016 at 14:54

Thin stock market trading ahead of the EU referendum is generating lots of opportunities in investment trusts, including the UK’s oldest.

Builders weigh on FTSE as house price fall tipped

by Daniel Grote on Jun 09, 2016 at 10:45

House builders drag down FTSE 100 as RICS survey points to first fall in UK property prices since 2012.

RIT Capital abandons Alliance Trust chase

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 07, 2016 at 14:33

(Update) RIT Capital withdraws from merger talks with Alliance Trust and reveals it has not held a stake since last summer.

Investment Trust Watch: Lindsell Train flies worryingly high

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 03, 2016 at 14:22

Numis Securities warns of ‘extreme’ premium on Lindsell Train as top-performing investment trust enters FTSE All-Share index.

Oil and Draghi dent FTSE as Cobham tumbles

by Daniel Grote on Jun 02, 2016 at 15:53

Opec inaction hits oil stocks, disappointing ECB forecasts dent FTSE 100 and Cobham dives on rights issue.

Buy, sell, hold: private equity trusts excite the tipsters

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 02, 2016 at 00:01

A round-up of analysts' investment trust recommendations from the latest issue of Investment Trust Insider.

Battle for Alliance Trust likely to attract big rivals

by Sean Butters, Gavin Lumsden on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:53

RIT Capital's merger approach to Alliance Trust is unlikely to go unanswered by other fund managers, say analysts. 

RIT Capital makes merger approach to Alliance Trust

by Gavin Lumsden on May 31, 2016 at 16:46

Alliance Trust reveals strategic review as it confirms RIT Capital Partners’ merger approach to create £5 billion global investment giant.

Investment Trust Watch: UK and Japan stars 'cheap'

by Daniel Grote on May 20, 2016 at 13:18

Fidelity Special Values and Baillie Gifford Japan boast strong long-term returns but their shares remain resolutely 'cheap'.

FTSE falls as US opens door to June rate rise

by Daniel Grote on May 19, 2016 at 12:28

Hawkish US Federal Reserve says it could raise interest rates next month, hitting global stock markets.

Investment Trust Watch: P2P funds in turmoil

by Gavin Lumsden on May 14, 2016 at 09:34

Our roundup of investment trust shares focuses on tough week for peer-to-peer funds after resignation of Lending Club boss Renaud Laplanche.

Who says active managers can't beat the index?

by Gavin Lumsden on May 11, 2016 at 11:46

Richard Peirson, manager of £1 billion AXA Framlington Balanced fund, retires after smashing the stock market return in 23-year career.

Investment Trust Watch: Fidelity's special value

by Gavin Lumsden on May 06, 2016 at 15:46

Is smaller company star Alex Wright’s Fidelity Special Values a bargain that won’t go away? Find out in our weekly round-up.

Income star Harrison walks away from investment

by Dylan Lobo on May 05, 2016 at 13:09

Leigh Harrison, a Citywire AAA-rated manager of the £3 billion Threadneedle UK Income fund, calls time on his 32-year career.

Investment Trust Watch: Japan star going 'cheap'

by Daniel Grote on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:50

Choppy Japanese stock market throws up opportunity in top-performing investment trust focused on the country.

Your 10-chart guide to asset allocation in 2016

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 21, 2016 at 08:00

This month's Investment Trust Insider underlines the importance of diversifying your savings in order to cope with an uncertain world.

Murray International gets to core of investors' dilemma

by James Carthew on Apr 19, 2016 at 15:10

Underperforming global investment trust illustrates the choice facing investors: run for cover or settle for anaemic growth?

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