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Ian Cowie: bored of Brexit, I’m topping up red-hot China

Never mind the Brexit tragi-comedy, the most important political event for investors this year will take place on the other side of the Atlantic, probably next month.

Ian Cowie: fossil-free future points to renewables funds

Could the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund have an idea for individual investors who want to do well by doing good with this year’s ISA? The answer is blowing in the wind – or rising with the sun.

Ian Cowie: Aberdeen’s boring ‘big box’ fund worth the wait

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income (ASLI) was testing my patience as a holding in my ‘forever’ fund but now fully invested it looks capable of delivering the steady yield I want.

Ian Cowie: a good start for my long-term Vietnam investment

This week’s meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Hanoi is a good opportunity to review my timely switch into one of two Vietnam investment trusts last summer.

Ian Cowie: happy birthday ISA, well done equity income trusts!

Research from the Association of Investment Companies shows the average UK Equity Income investment trust increased dividends by an average of 4.5% a year over the two decades since individual savings accounts (ISAs) were launched.

Ian Cowie: what can I possibly EAT next in Europe?

The double whammy of a slump in capital and dividend at European Assets Trust (EAT) has our columnist looking for a replacement.

Ian Cowie: new broom in Latin America sweeps me off my feet

Follow the man – or woman – not the fund is a reasonable rule of thumb for shareholders in investment trusts such as BlackRock Latin American.

Ian Cowie: whoops, did I miss the rally in UK ‘small caps’?

Our columnist fears he may have missed the boat on UK smaller companies trusts which have rebounded in the past month. Never mind, there’s always China.

Ian Cowie: my healthy start to the year gives me new resolve

A sparkling start to 2019 after a dull 2018 at one of our columnist’s biggest, best and longest-held investment trusts reminds him that form is temporary but class is permanent.

Ian Cowie: ‘small-caps’ are still the stars in my forever fund

Shareholders suffering big losses from smaller companies investment trusts can draw comfort from London Business School’s latest analysis of corporate tiddlers.