Funds and Investment Trusts

Three funds that have withstood the market sell-off

Three funds that have withstood the market sell-off

3 mins. to read

On June 17th I wrote about three cautiously managed investment trusts that had delivered steady returns while limiting the downside risk. Don’t let a Greek farce turn into a tragedy looked at funds that could protect your portfolio against the losses arising from a Greek debt default, but they should also be able to withstand…

Abenomics: the not so dismal science

Abenomics: the not so dismal science

6 mins. to read

The land of the rising sun has had more false dawns than most investors can remember, but the election of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in December 2012 could go down in history as the point when it all changed. His radical policies that have come to be known as Abenomics are designed to breathe new…

Fancy a nice apartment in Berlin?

Fancy a nice apartment in Berlin?

2 mins. to read

A closed-ended fund that invests in a Berlin-focused portfolio of German residential properties has recently listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Phoenix Spree Deutschland has been operating in Germany since 2006, but can now be traded in the UK using the ticker PSDL. The fund currently owns 114 different properties. These…

Top of the class

Top of the class

2 mins. to read

Neil Woodford’s equity income fund has just celebrated its first birthday with a sector topping annual return of 17.2%. This was more than 10% higher than the average UK equity income fund and comfortably ahead of his two former Invesco Perpetual mandates. Since it was launched on the 2nd of June 2014, CF Woodford Equity…

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