A specialist investment trust and a mining stock allow investors to bet on African large-cap stocks, and a recovery in Zimbabwe.
The biggest driver of long-term returns is the price you pay when you buy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Private-equity investment-trust HgCapital has some interesting plans in motion, and is trading at a good price, says David Stevenson.
The rise of the low-cost investment platform has changed the shareholder base of investment trusts – and it’s having a dramatic effect on how the sector operates, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Sceptics were wrong about the fund’s new strategy, says Max King – the performance speaks for itself.
In the early days of investment trusts, managers knew nothing of benchmarking. How things have changed, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And not necessarily for the better.
There’s no need to snap up overpriced shares in newer property funds when two heavyweight reits are so cheap, says Max King.
Utilities make sense if you’re looking for income, says David Stevenson. But regulators and politicians can ruin the attractions. Make sure you diversify your holdings.
This trust is in better shape than before, says David C Stevenson – and could soon become a core holding for investors.
Neil Woodford’s reputation as Britain’s top fund manager has taken a few recent hits. Sarah Moore looks at what lessons investors can learn from his misfortunes.
If you’ve already used your Isa and pension allowances, then venture capital trusts and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) may be the investment vehicles for you.