Investment Trust Focus

How 'gearing' boosts investment trust returns in rising markets

How 'gearing' boosts investment trust returns in rising markets

Borrowing to invest comes with risk warnings attached, but it can boost returns in a big way if used with sufficient care and attention, as Fiona Hamilton explains.

Saltydog Portfolio: Why it is time to snap up UK smaller companies funds

Saltydog Portfolio: Why it is time to snap up UK smaller companies funds

Douglas Chadwick is not surprised that despite the dire Brexit warnings, UK smaller company funds are on a roll.

Bargain hunter: Three 'cheap' trusts on wide discounts

Bargain hunter: Three 'cheap' trusts on wide discounts

Markets have enjoyed a fine run of form since the Brexit vote so bargains are thin on the ground. But Kyle Caldwell finds three trusts trading on wide discounts.

The 10 investment trusts I have picked for my pension portfolio

The 10 investment trusts I have picked for my pension portfolio

Heather Connon names the 10 investment trusts she has lined up to achieve the sustainable annual income she wants from her pension portfolio.

The case for investing in Woodford Patient Capital

The case for investing in Woodford Patient Capital

Following a trip to the AGM, companies analyst Richard Beddard discusses Woodford Patient Capital trust and its ambitious targets.

Buy, hold, sell: High income share trades

Buy, hold, sell: High income share trades

David Smith, manager of Henderson High Income trust, talks to Marina Gerner about the stocks he has been buying, holding and selling recently.

Can shareholders change the way companies are run?

Can shareholders change the way companies are run?

How much do you care about the way the companies you invest in are run? One new trust has lined up a handful of fund managers to help on your behalf. Faith Glasgow takes a closer look.

How to avoid being tricked by high dividend yields

How to avoid being tricked by high dividend yields

An income-starved environment requires a laser-like focus on maximising yield - but you need to keep an eye on other things, too, explains Fiona Hamilton.

10 most popular investment trusts - May 2017

10 most popular investment trusts - May 2017

Marina Gerner runs through the most popular investment trusts for the month of May, and reveals how Woodford Patient Capital is doing.

Witan's Andrew Bell: Why it is wrong to give up on active funds

Witan's Andrew Bell: Why it is wrong to give up on active funds

Witan Investment Trust's chief executive tells Kyle Caldwell how he goes about finding winners, and reveals his best and worst investments.

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