Nick Sudbury

Does this fund really deserve its premium rating?

Does this fund really deserve its premium rating?

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Normally you would expect the best performing investment trusts in a particular segment of the market to trade on the tightest discounts or largest premiums, but there are other factors that can distort the situation. A case in point is the Fundsmith Emerging Equities Trust (LON:FEET), which is run by the controversial Terry Smith. Recent…

Earn a 5.6% yield from a portfolio of secured loans

Earn a 5.6% yield from a portfolio of secured loans

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Tougher regulatory requirements that were introduced following the financial crisis have reduced the willingness of the banks to lend to UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This has created a lucrative gap in the market that a number of closed-ended funds aimed at income investors have sought to take advantage of. A good example…

Revealed: The UK funds that pay a 5% income

Revealed: The UK funds that pay a 5% income

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On the fifth of March 2009 the Bank of England reduced interest rates to the supposedly emergency level of 0.5%, and then cut them again last August to restore confidence after the Brexit referendum. The accommodative monetary policy has provided enormous support for those looking for capital growth, but it’s been a torrid time for…

Strong performance by specialist Vietnam fund

Strong performance by specialist Vietnam fund

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The £570m VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (LON:VOF) has just announced a strong set of half-year results for the six months to the end of December. VOF’s NAV was up by 10.9% in US dollar terms over the period, which was well ahead of the 3% increase in the benchmark, and it has continued to do…

Are these the best contrarian stock-pickers in London?

Are these the best contrarian stock-pickers in London?

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The stock market is driven by investor sentiment with share prices often trading nowhere near their true fundamental value. One way to take advantage of this is to adopt a contrarian strategy and look for out-of-favour companies with the potential to turn things around. Those who rely on this approach use various techniques to identify…