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Comment & Analysis

Ian Cowie: a lesson from Black Monday’s blockbuster trusts

The great performance of investment trusts since the Black Monday crash 30 years ago shows liquidity is not the problem some professional investors say it is.

Cheap platforms for buy-and-hold investment trust investors

Investment trust investors can drive down their annual platform costs to just 0.1% - a ‘steal’ according to one expert - by restricting themselves to just four trades a year.

Stifel upgrades Edinburgh after Barnett trust de-rates

Analysts at Stifel have turned ‘positive’ on Edinburgh as shares in Mark Barnett’s investment trust trail at their widest discount in five years.

Four trusts and stocks looking to be the next Lindsell Train

Lindsell Train shares have soared on their stake in Nick Train and Michael Lindsell's fund management business. Other funds and companies are trying to follow their magic recipe.

James Carthew: has Tritax paid too much as Hansteen hands back cash?

Hansteen thinks the property market is expensive and is handing back £580 million to shareholders while Tritax Big Box splashes £49 million on a Royal Mail depot.

James Carthew: there is a future for quality ‘zeros’

The pool of zero dividend preference shares is shrinking as the split capital investment trusts that issue them mature and wind up. One new issue of these useful capital growth investments is on the horizon, however.

Investment Trust Watch: less pricey property

Shares in property trusts look better value, but the huge discount on one fund in the sector comes with complications.

Trusts take oh-so teeny-weeny steps to cut charges

Jupiter US Smaller Companies and Henderson Eurotrust have negotiated small fee reductions with their fund managers. Should they do more?

Investment Trust Watch: star fund flies under the radar

Former Scottish Mortgage manager Max Ward is beating the returns of the FTSE 100 behemoth he used to run.

Ian Cowie: investment trusts are pensioners’ true friends

Some good news for anyone seeking a retirement income from savings: more than a dozen equity income investment trusts deliver sustainable, inflation-beating yields of 4% or more.