It has been a tough time for UK small-cap stocks since the start of 2022, with the sector well behind the four percent rise in the FTSE All-Share.
Funds and Investment Trusts
One of the biggest benefits of ETFs is that they allow individual investors to hold diversified portfolios, rather than concentrating their holdings.
It has been a difficult environment for commercial property with the increase in interest rates and challenging economic outlook adding to investor uncertainty.
The defensive multi-asset Capital Gearing Trust has just released its interim accounts for the six months to the end of September.
The AIC recently reported that investment trust discounts are at their widest since the global financial crisis in December 2008.
The challenges facing growth investors have been well documented in countries like the US and the UK, but they are also relevant in less obvious places such as Japan.
A recent research report by the broker Numis has revealed which investment trusts retail investors have been buying in the first nine months of the year.
For years, Scottish Mortgage was the best performing investment trust and it remains extremely popular, even though its shares are down more than 50% from their all-time high.
Most Real-Estate Investment Trusts have had a tough time of it in the last year or so, as the sharp rise in interest rates has put pressure on their valuations and yields.
It has been a challenging period for the listed hedge fund sector, yet Pershing Square Holdings continues to march higher