magazine 24 Jan 2019

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Shares explains how investment trusts can look to address persistent underperformance through several methods including buybacks, tender offers and continuation votes.

Find out why the dividend is so important at Vodafone, discover potentially significant news for shareholders in Royal Bank of Scotland, and learn why the German economy is slowing down and the investment funds which are exposed.

Also in this week’s issue: a discussion with experts on the Japanese market, how stop losses work, possible relief for mortgage prisoners and a look at how micro-cap funds can offer diversification.

The digital magazine also looks at the latest Brexit developments and renewables investment trusts.

Aaron from North Somerset is investing to achieve three goals

How investment trusts offer some protection if they underperform

After a stormy end to 2018 fund managers spy opportunities but there are clouds on the horizon

We look at some of the big announcements and the market reaction to them

We preview next week's vote in the House of Commons

Cat Rock Capital criticised Peter Plumb’s strategy in an open letter in December

Proposed move could help bank back towards private ownership  

Investors should not been drawn in by dividends as substantial challenges need to be overcome

Attractively valued smaller companies could help diversify portfolios

Gearing impacted trust’s half time performance, yet manager Neil Hermon is still seeing ‘exciting growth opportunities’

Deleveraging could cap share prices short-term, creating potential opportunity to buy at a discount

These instruments can be used to limit losses, but are they really suitable for genuine long-term investors?

Some people stuck on expensive rates could be in line for help

As star fund manager Terry Smith publishes his latest letter to shareholders we consider the value of this type of commentary

We look at how often analysts get it right

We dissect Europe’s largest economy and the funds which are most exposed

Wealth manager looks set for further expansion in funds under management

Niche translation technology firm is finally starting to look like a growth company again

Kettle controls designer continues to look like an impressive income-backed growth story

Traffic data margins offer scope for extra value creation

Analyst calls the deal ‘transformational’ despite low sale tag

Law firm provides positive trading update to the market

Our expert answers an NHS doctor with 30 years in a defined benefit scheme