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There's still plenty of potential for investors in commercial property
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There's still plenty of potential for investors in commercial property

Jitters over the outlook for the commercial property sector are overdone, says Max King. Investors should consider this Europe-focused real-estate inv…
4 Aug 2020
What's behind the boardroom barney at Pollen Street investment trust?
Investment trusts

What's behind the boardroom barney at Pollen Street investment trust?

A dispute between the manager and the board has broken out at Pollen Street Secured Lending, an online-lending investment trust.
3 Aug 2020
Asian economies are turning the corner
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Asian economies are turning the corner

Asia was the first region to be hit by the virus and the first to come out of lockdown. Now it is leading the global recovery.
31 Jul 2020
An investment trust that's well-placed to profit from the rebound
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Investment trusts

An investment trust that's well-placed to profit from the rebound

This trust invests in stocks of all sizes and looks well placed to ride a rapid economic recovery
28 Jul 2020
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Investing in blue-chip stocks: trust the titans of the market
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Investing in blue-chip stocks: trust the titans of the market

Holding big blue-chip stocks with enduring competitive advantages – AKA a wide moat – is lucrative. It has also just got easier with this investment t…
20 Jul 2020
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Commercial property: retail landlords are missing the madding crowd
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Commercial property: retail landlords are missing the madding crowd

The outlook for shopping centres and offices is murky, but anxious investors seem to be expecting the worst
13 Jul 2020
Ruffer investment trust faces a rough patch
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Ruffer investment trust faces a rough patch

Ruffer, the defensive investment trust, has an impressive overall record, but may struggle for now.
7 Jul 2020

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A first-half home run for investment trusts
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A first-half home run for investment trusts

The investment trust sector has seen some extraordinary performance in the first half of this year. Max King looks at what's behind it, and asks: is i…
7 Jul 2020
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JZ Capital Partners and a disastrous shift of strategy
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JZ Capital Partners and a disastrous shift of strategy

The grim tale of JZ Capital Partners, the UK’s worst-performing investment trust, presents a cautionary tale for all investors, writes David Stevenson…
6 Jul 2020
Investment trusts that should profit from private equity
Investment trusts

Investment trusts that should profit from private equity

Private equity has recovered steadily from its spring slump, but still offers value. Max King casts his eye over five investment trusts specialising i…
30 Jun 2020
Nick Greenwood: the benefits of investment trusts, and some of my favourites
Investment trusts

Nick Greenwood: the benefits of investment trusts, and some of my favourites

Merryn talks to Nick Greenwood of Premier Miton Investors, who runs a couple of funds that invest in investment trusts. Nick talks about the advantage…
25 Jun 2020
Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines
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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines

International dividends shouldn’t only mean companies in the US or Europe – the Far East has plenty of big payouts to offer. Cris Sholto Heaton looks …
22 Jun 2020
Why it can pay to keep your investments in the family
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Why it can pay to keep your investments in the family

Family-run businesses make up a huge percentage of the UK’s private companies. Buy into a listed family firm, and you’re likely to net a healthy retur…
22 Jun 2020
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How to use investment trusts to invest in specific countries and themes
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How to use investment trusts to invest in specific countries and themes

Using specialist investment trusts can extend your horizons to the parts of the investment world that general funds do not reach.
16 Jun 2020
Syncona: a biotech trust that's going for a song
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Syncona: a biotech trust that's going for a song

Syncona is an investment trust that invests in promising, privately-held biotechnology companies. It looks too cheap.
15 Jun 2020
Investing in the UK: the good, the bad and the ugly
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Investing in the UK: the good, the bad and the ugly

The FTSE 100 has been in decline for a long time, while small and mid-cap stocks have outperformed, says Max King. Will the blue-chips bounce back?
9 Jun 2020
Compound interest: the eighth wonder of the world
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Compound interest: the eighth wonder of the world

Setting up a pharmaceuticals trust in the mid-1990s taught Max King the power of compounding
26 May 2020
An investment trust to tap into the US market's galloping growth
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An investment trust to tap into the US market's galloping growth

This America-focused investment trust from Baillie Gifford allows investors to profit from rapid technological change, says Max King.
18 May 2020
Income investors should look beyond Britain to beat the cash squeeze
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Income investors should look beyond Britain to beat the cash squeeze

Dividend cuts by FTSE 100 companies won’t be repaired quickly – many firms were already living beyond their means. Investors should diversify abroad f…
14 May 2020
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Alternative assets are now mainstream – but should you buy in?
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Alternative assets are now mainstream – but should you buy in?

Alternative assets such as infrastructure, debt and private equity, traditionally help diversify a portfolio away from listed equities. Max King takes…
12 May 2020
Investment trusts to consider for investors seeking yield
Investment trusts

Investment trusts to consider for investors seeking yield

With dividends being slashed in all major markets, equity-income investors have to consider alternatives. Here are the best options.
10 May 2020
Choose carefully when buying real estate investment trusts
Investment trusts

Choose carefully when buying real estate investment trusts

Some real estate investment trusts (Reits) are on hefty discounts to net asset value, but not all are bargains, says Max King.
7 May 2020