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Five investment trusts treading a tightrope

Five investment trusts treading a tightrope

Some trusts are more vulnerable to market setbacks than others. Which could struggle and what should you look for when reviewing your holdings?

Where can investors find exposure to the energy storage sector?

Where can investors find exposure to the energy storage sector?

The ability to store energy at grid and device level requires a leap forward that is taxing many firms. But the rewards will be immense.

Investing in uncertain times

Investing in uncertain times

Where are we in the current economic cycle? How does it affect investment opportunities?

What's the best way to invest £15,000 to £20,000?

What's the best way to invest £15,000 to £20,000?

Darius McDermott, of Chelsea Financial Services, says that although ISAs may be the safest option, they might not bring the desired returns.

Fund profile: Witan Investment Trust

Fund profile: Witan Investment Trust

Andrew Bell, chief executive at Witan, tells Lindsay Vincent how the global giant has turned its fortunes around over the past decade.

"Liquidity trap" management in emerging markets favours trusts

"Liquidity trap" management in emerging markets favours trusts

Investment trusts have the edge over open-ended funds as a better way to manage emerging market liquidity risk, and have other advantages too.

Focus on three specialist investment trusts

Focus on three specialist investment trusts

Fiona Hamilton analyses the investment credentials of three very different investment companies that capitalise on the closed-ended structure.

Investment trust tips 2014/15 step out on an encouraging run

Investment trust tips 2014/15 step out on an encouraging run

It has been two months since we revealed our tips for cautious and adventurous investors, and so far it's been a nervous yet profitable start.

Sector spotlight: UK equity income yield outpaces bonds

Sector spotlight: UK equity income yield outpaces bonds

The UK equity income and UK equity & bond income sectors have pulled ahead of the FTSE All-Share, but their dividend records contrast starkly.

Saltydog ventures back into the markets

Saltydog ventures back into the markets

Saltydog's Tugboat portfolio has reduced its exposure to equity markets and has been looking for funds that give slow, but steady, returns.