Investment trusts

Making sure the price is right with investment trusts

One of the main attractions for putting money into investment trusts is the ability to potentially buy assets for less than they are worth. Hypothetically,...

UK-focused investment trusts may offer a safe haven

Like that other great rhetorical saying about ‘crisis and opportunity’ that is invariably attributed to the Chinese, the curse ‘may you live in interesting times’...

Investment trusts at a discount to NAV can be good value

For many investors, the appeal of investment trusts lies in the ability to pick them up at a discount to the value of...

How the need for income could underpin UK stocks

Last week this column touched on the issue of the vexed issue of the valuation of the UK stock market, using market capitalisation to GDP...

Why clients may yearn for Japan despite the yen

The scrapping of a proposed $2 billion design for the 2020 Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and a corporate accounting scandal at the giant...

What we can all learn from China’s stock market slide

You may well be aware of the extraordinary movement seen over the past month – indeed the past year - in the Chinese equity market....

Macro and multi-asset funds look to make the headlines

In a year when we have already seen the Swiss franc rocket, crude oil prices bounce and sovereign bond prices gyrate horribly investors could be...

Asia look rattled by the greenback’s rise

Asia look rattled by the greenback’s rise

Whether the reason is concerns over the timing of US interest rate rises, fatigue with the ongoing Greek debt drama or a simply the traditional...

Markets look for a better deal from raw materials

Investors know all too well that following the crowd – the consensus – is usually a quick way to the poor house. Meanwhile, going against...

Staying with Asian equities for good long-term reasons

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.’ Famous...