Investment Trust Focus

Investment trust tips weather stormy six months

Investment trust tips weather stormy six months

Despite a disappointing second half, our 2013/14 tips measured up fairly well against relevant benchmark indices, reports Fiona Hamilton.

Six stocks and funds to connect with the "internet of things"

Six stocks and funds to connect with the "internet of things"

David Prosser identifies four stocks and two funds that could be profitable for investors seeking exposure to the "internet of things" revolution.

The firms set to lead the "internet of things" revolution

The firms set to lead the "internet of things" revolution

A world where everyday devices connect to the internet could be truly transformational. David Prosser looks at how investors can benefit.

Equities beating becalmed bonds in Tactical Asset Allocator

Equities beating becalmed bonds in Tactical Asset Allocator

Ceri Jones explains why there is little value in holding bond instruments and why we prefer to focus on dividend-paying equities.

Fund profile: BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust

Fund profile: BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust

Launched in 2010, BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust has notched up some impressive returns during its short life.

Face-off: Newton Real Return vs Capital Gearing Trust

Face-off: Newton Real Return vs Capital Gearing Trust

Cherry Reynard compares a fund and a trust that aim to preserve wealth and generate returns against a backdrop of asset price inflation.

Raven Russia too risky in Active Income Portfolio

Raven Russia too risky in Active Income Portfolio

Geopolitical tension means farewell to warehouse business Raven Russia in favour of seeking value in asset-backed securities, says Heather Connon.

Private equity sector offers "good value"

Private equity sector offers "good value"

Portfolio returns on private equity investment trusts should range between 3 and 8% for the first half of the year.

Infrastructure trusts safe bet for rate rise

Infrastructure trusts safe bet for rate rise

Rebecca Jones finds out why some analysts say infrastructure investment companies are attractive despite the threat of rising interest rates.

Don't overlook US-focused trust opportunities

Don't overlook US-focused trust opportunities

Trust investors should be alert to the danger of missing out on returns in the US equity markets, reports Fiona Hamilton.

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