Real Name: Dice McCairn
Occupation: Blogger, Journalist, Private Investor
Interests: Asian Markets, Bonds, Commodities, Derivatives, Economics, Emerging Markets, European Markets, Forex, Funds, Geopolitics, Gold, Hedge Funds, Interest Rates, International Stocks, Oil, Private Equity, Stocks, US Market
Private investor and publisher of WhichInvestmentTrust.com.
i have several years of experience as an investor both of equities in the market and in the investment trusts sector.
I invest on a value & growth basis. I'm a strong believer in the value of dividends but a mix of growth on a 80/20 value/growth basis is approximately the mix I look for.
WhichInvestmentTrust.com researches and explains the best and the worst that the Investment Trust & Investment Company sector has to offer. It is a £95 billion sector (assets under management) that enjoy a lower profile than I beleive it deserves. Research has shown that investments trusts outperform their open ended rivals (unit trusts & OEIC's) over time. Many self invested private investors are aware of this already but some have still to learn and I aim to help them.
Web Address: http://www.whichinvestmenttrust.com
Tel: 07956 575 145
The price of gold has crashed in recent days by around 14% since Friday, with traders fretting about the biggest sell off in three decades. Whilst the rumour mill has gone in to overdrive as to what’s happening behind the scenes and who is responsible for the trades that’s bringing the price down, a number of investment trusts have exposure to the shiny stuff. The…
The AIC (Association of Investment Companies) has just released details of a communication they’ve had from the FSA confirmingthat they are reconsidering their proposal to restrict the distribution of Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and Offshore investment companies* to retail investors. A definitive conclusion on this matter is dependent on final approval by the FSA’s Board, but the AIC stated it is hopeful that “a change…
TOP 10 OF 2012 1 Alliance Trust (LON:ATST) 2 Murray International Trust (LON:MYI) 3 Personal Assets Trust (LON:PNL) 4 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LON:SMT) 5 Edinburgh Investment Trust (LON:EDIN) 6 RIT Capital Partners (LON:RCP) 7 Merchants Trust (LON:MRCH) 8 Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (LON:FGT) 9 Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (LON:TEM) 10 City of London Investment Trust (LON:CTY) These figures come from sales figures…
Europe has stumbled from one crisis to another since 2008. But as investors have deserted Europe, its equity markets full of world beating companies has witnessed historic lows. Leading manager John Bennett has turned bullish for the first time in several years. We take a close look at his fund Henderson European Focus trust and examine the investment case for Europe. John Bennett has been…
Top performing fund Biotech Growth Trust (LON:BIOG) returned a fantastic 52%. Its sector, Biotechnology & Healthcare was the top performing sector for the year too. New research by the AIC (Association of Investment Companies), has revealed that WhichInvestmentTrust.com favourite Biotech Growth trust has returned more to its investors on a total return basis in 2012 than any other fund in the investment trust sector. The…
I worked for Tenon until recently. I could have told you about them (except of course that you never knew). The good news looking at the recent figures is you were lucky to get out north of 5p with them in danger of breaching their only recently agreed banking facilities from Lloyd's.