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Nick Train: The stocks investors need to avoid as interest rates rise  

Nick Train: The stocks investors need to avoid as interest rates rise  

22 May 2015

The stocks to avoid when inflation returns to the UK in the coming years are generally in the commodities sector, according to Nick Train, manager of the Lindsell Train Investment trust, which is the absolute best performing investment trust in the AIC Global sector over the past five years. 

BlackRock's Mike Prentis: The two UK smaller company IPOs I have bought recently 

BlackRock's Mike Prentis: The two UK smaller company IPOs I have bought recently 

21 May 2015

Mike Prentis, manager of the BlackRock Smaller Companies investment trust, which has returned 409 per cent over the past ten years, compared to 216 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Smaller Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the two IPOs he has invested in recently.

Manager of VCT with an 8 per cent yield is looking to the north for value

Manager of VCT with an 8 per cent yield is looking to the north for value

20 May 2015

David Hall, managing director of YFM Equity Partners, which runs the top performing British Smaller Companies VCTs (Venture Capital Trust), which currently have yields of above 7 per cent, has revealed to What Investment that the funds are focused on manufacturing companies in the north of England

Standard Life: The two best value stocks for UK income investors to buy right now 

Standard Life: The two best value stocks for UK income investors to buy right now 

20 May 2015

Thomas Moore, manager of the £873 million Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, has revealed the two new stocks he is investing in this month as he searches for value amidst the profound volatility currently shadowing the UK market.

Crowdlords offers investment 
opportunity 

Crowdlords offers investment 

opportunity 

19 May 2015

Featured in The Times and The Top 15 Real Estate Crowdfunding companies to watch in 2015 (CrowdMapped).

Alex Wright: Why now is the time for UK investors to look to small caps 

Alex Wright: Why now is the time for UK investors to look to small caps 

18 May 2015

Alex Wright, manager of the Fidelity Special Values Investment Trust, and the Fidelity Special Situations fund, has disclosed that he feels now is the time for UK equity investors to turn there attention to the small cap end of the market.

Artemis: The three best Eurozone stocks for investors to buy today 

Artemis: The three best Eurozone stocks for investors to buy today 

15 May 2015

Simon Edelsten, manager of the high performing Artemis Global Select fund, has disclosed that he has been increasing his exposure to a handful of Eurozone stocks as a result of the torrents of cash hitting that economy as a result of the quantitative easing policies of the European Central Bank (ECB).

 

Manager of £1 billion property fund vows: Now is the time to 'take cash off the table' in London property market 

Manager of £1 billion property fund vows: Now is the time to 'take cash off the table' in London property market 

14 May 2015

Richard Kirby, manager of the £1.28 billion F&C Commercial Property Trust, which has returned 83 per cent since launch in 2005, compared to 28 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Property direct sector over the same time period, has outlined the reasons why he has been selling a number of the trust’s investments in London in recent months.

 

Old Mutual: The best way to profit from the current turbulence in the bond market  

Old Mutual: The best way to profit from the current turbulence in the bond market  

14 May 2015

Christine Johnson, fixed income director at Old Mutual Global Investors, has told What Investment that the recent turbulence in the bond markets means that investors should steer clear of developed market sovereign bonds, but she doesn’t believe that the current volatility is a prelude to a deeper crisis.

Revealed: The FTSE 100 stocks that Neil Woodford has been buying more of this month (including Royal Mail)

Revealed: The FTSE 100 stocks that Neil Woodford has been buying more of this month (including Royal Mail)

13 May 2015

Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose £5.5 billion CF Woodford Equity Income fund has returned 17 per cent since launch last June, compared to 6 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period, has been increasing his holdings in a number of FTSE 100 companies. 

Canaccord Genuity: The three best funds for investing in the Eurozone right now 

Canaccord Genuity: The three best funds for investing in the Eurozone right now 

11 May 2015

Justin Oliver, deputy chief investment officer at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, has revealed the reasons why his firm has been taking cash out of the US and US equity markets, and investing in the Eurozone. 

Sebastian Lyon: The two best stocks for cautious investors in the US market to buy right now 

Sebastian Lyon: The two best stocks for cautious investors in the US market to buy right now 

6 May 2015

Sebastian Lyon, manager of the Troy Trojan fund which was the best performing out of 100 funds in the IA UK Flexible investment sector amidst the market chaos of 2011, and 10th out of 109 funds in the same sector in 2014, has revealed the two stocks on the US market that he is buying more of right now.

Hargeaves Lansdown: The two best investment trusts for cautious investors in 2015 

Hargeaves Lansdown: The two best investment trusts for cautious investors in 2015 

5 May 2015

Richard Troue, head of investment Analysis at Hargreaves Lansdown, has revealed for What Investment the two investment trusts he believes are most suitable for investors who are of a cautious disposition in 2015. 

Nick Train: The two global stocks that excite me most right now 

Nick Train: The two global stocks that excite me most right now 

30 Apr 2015

Nick Train, who runs the best performing investment trusts in both the AIC Global and AIC UK Equity Income sectors over the past five years, has revealed the two stocks that excite him most right now. 

Gervais Williams new investment trust to focus on stocks with a market cap of less than £50 million 

Gervais Williams new investment trust to focus on stocks with a market cap of less than £50 million 

28 Apr 2015

Veteran UK smaller companies fund manager intends to focus his latest venture, the Miton UK Microcap investment trust will focus on companies with a market cap of less than £50 million.

Tom Slater: The stocks I am buying for the Scottish Mortgage Investment trust 

Tom Slater: The stocks I am buying for the Scottish Mortgage Investment trust 

27 Apr 2015

Tom Slater, co-manager of the £3.8 billion Scottish Mortgage Investment trust, which has returned 143 per cent over the past five years, compared to 60 per cent for the average fund in the AIC Global sector, has outlined the stocks, and strategy he is pursuing for the trust right now. 

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