"LSE:CLDN:Caledonia Investments has become the fourth investment trust 'dividend hero' to achieve 50 years of consecutive dividend increases, according to the Association of Investment Companies' (AIC).The trust, which is categorised in the AIC ..."
"The Questor Column:
A dividend-focused global trust to buy, and a widely held rival that remains a sell: Its hard to dislike an investment that has paid an increasing income every year for half a century, especially when it is available at an appreciable discount to the value of its underlying assets. The 50-year record of rising dividends has recently been achieved at Bankers investment trust, which dates back to 1888. The portfolio trades at a discount of about 8% to its underlying asset value.
Among the trusts other advantages are quarterly dividend payments, a low annual charge and a history of outperformance. The payment in 2013 was 14.13p, rising to 14.8p in 2014, 15.8p in 2015 and 17p last year. This year the board has signalled a likely rise of about 6% to 18p and Mr Holder said that, given the long record of increases, the board would do anything not to cut the dividend.
We would happily recommend it even if it were trading at par relative to the value of its assets, so the current discount offers a pleasing opportunity. Questor says Buy."
"A panel of collective investment experts name some choice investment trusts and funds that are perfect for those wanting to take their portfolio off the beaten track.Fundsmith Equity Core growth - 1 yr +12.4%; 3 yrs +68.4%; yield 0%The manager of ..."
"With a view to helping investors who like to make their own decisions, Money Observer, in conjunction with Interactive Investor, designed a series of model investment portfolios at the beginning of 2012, some for those who want to grow their ..."
temple bar is worth a look .decent yield and a steady outperformance of the ftse 100 .I've done well with murray int and law debenture but like u say the premium is a worry.the record of bankers is improving steadily too .
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