In our latest Money Makers podcast we turn our attention to venture capital trusts, specialist investment vehicles which put investors’ capital to work in higher risk, early-stage businesses. VCTs, as they are known, offer significant potential tax benefits for those prepared to risk their money in this way. This year the marketing of VCTs has started earlier than normal. Why is that – and what else do potential investors need to know about the VCT market this year? Are the tax benefits worth the rewards? Chris Hutchinson, lead manager of the £150m Unicorn AIM VCT, the largest VCT specialising in AIM-listed companies, is the man on the other side of the microphone for this in-depth discussion.
In this week’s Money Makers podcast, one of our regular big picture market roundups, Jonathan Davis talks to Charlie Morris, Investment Director at Newscape Capital, and editor of the Fleet Street Letter, about the latest developments in the UK and global markets and what they mean for investors’ portfolios. The oil price holds the key to future developments, he argues.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio - direct from Washington DC for news, views and analysis of the US stocks which matter. In this week show, Florida braces for Hurricane Irma, Equifax suffers a massive data breach, Disney sells off on earnings concerns, Restoration Hardware raises the roof and Fitbit gets a healthy boost.
Helal Miah of the Share Centre looks back at recent results in the housebuilding sector, as well as Sports Direct, Halfords and Go-Ahead and looks forward to figures due from Morrisons, Next and AB Foods.
Businesses deal with Hurricane Harvey's impact. Wells Fargo reports more fake accounts. Lululemon reports surprising earnings. Gilead Sciences makes a big buy. And Match hits a new high as Tinder heats up.
In this week’s Money Makers author Jonathan Davis talks to Keith Ashworth-Lord, manager of the Sanford DeLand UK Buffetology fund, about his investment philosophy and current portfolio. A former City analyst, Mr Ashworth-Lord has put in a strong performance since moving into fund management with his specialist small and mid-cap fund. Many professional investors name check Warren Buffett as an inspiration, but what exactly are the key principles that other professional investors can usefully incorporate into their methods - and how well do they translate to the UK market?