One popular idea right now is that 2019 will be the year that actively managed funds trump passive funds. It sounds good, says John Stepek. But it’s nonsense. Here’s why.
These aircraft-leasing funds were hit by fears over their planes’ resale value. Now, they look cheap.
The broader equity market made little progress in the first half of 2018, but those who followed our investment trust recommendations have reason to be pleased, says Max King.
The world’s problems can be solved – and the Impax Environmental Markets investment trust is well placed to profit from fixing them.
Look beyond emerging markets: a category of small, exotic countries known as frontier markets are illiquid and highly risky – but could be very rewarding, says David Stevenson.
Closed-ended funds such as Investment trusts consistently outperform their open-ended counterparts. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why, and asks if they can continue doing it in the future.
Baillie Gifford’s Scottish American Investment Trust prides itself on buying companies that target both income and growth.
You should be able to count on the board of an investment trust to look after your interests, says David Stevenson. Two recent cases show just how important an effective board is.
Trust in the financial services sector is already low, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Let’s not make it worse with bells and whistles.
Invesco’s bullying of an investment trust is an outrageous example of fund management arrogance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The BlackRock World Mining Trust has been on a roller-coaster ride, but is recovering well, says Max King.