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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The case for investment trusts

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The case for investment trusts
Jonathan Davis, editor of the Investment Trusts Handbook, tells Simon Rose what makes investment trusts special and why investors should consider their merits. He explains the differences to other types of funds, including the premium and discount. He discusses the yields on alternative assets (including renewable energy and even music royalties) and how trusts can continue paying dividends even in bad years. The handbook, from Harriman House, is available in hardbook or free as an ebook (https://tinyurl.com/mt69fc24).
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Jonathan Davis


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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: A look back and a look ahead, Janus-like

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: A look back and a look ahead, Janus-like
Russ Mould of A J Bell looks back at 2021, with record highs in the US, India and France and the UK doing creditably and with a decent yield. Oil rose 40% year on year and may yet surprise in 2022 while government bonds were disappointing. Gold surprised by doing little, despite the return of inflation. Looking ahead, Russ believes commodities and real assets may be the safest things, although the actions of central banks will still determine the state of the markets.
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Russ Mould


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Investor Conferences: Panel Sesson - Sustainable & Social Investing in a Post-Covid World

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Investor Conferences: Panel Sesson - Sustainable & Social Investing in a Post-Covid World
Join the Sustain:Social panel session in December '21, considering the outlook for investors in the wake of the COP26 in Glasgow. The panel comprises of - Chair: Rodney Hobson Panel: Gervais Williams (Premier Miton Group); Jamie Broderick (Impact Investing Institute); Mohan Gundu (Sustainable Funds Group); Mike Appleby (Liontrust Sustainable Investment team); Gavin Oldham (The Share Foundation / Share Radio).

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Investing with rising inflation and interest rates

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Investing with rising inflation and interest rates
Russ Mould of A J Bell wonders if the Bank of England is behind the curve, raising interest rates from 0.1% to 0.25%. CPI inflation is 5.1% with RPI the highest in 30 years. He gives an example of a company already implementing double-digit price rises. If investors think inflation and interest rates are set to rise further, Russ offers advice. What's worked for the past decade and more may no longer be sensible in the future.
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russ mould


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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Will company payouts support the UK market?

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Will company payouts support the UK market?
As a 12th company in the Footsie this year announces a special dividend, Russ Mould of A J Bell calculates that these, taken together with cashbacks and regular dividends, have amounted to payouts of £105bn, putting the FTSE on around a 5% yield. With fewer IPOs and placings than usual and dividend cover approaching 2, he feels this ought to be supportive of the market, even if some investors might baulk at the oils, banks and miners that are the big payers.
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Russ Mould


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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Are we finally seeing the Taper Tantrum?

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Are we finally seeing the Taper Tantrum?
With markets roiled by the new Covid variant and the Fed Chairman admitting inflation may not be temporary after all, Russ Mould of A J Bell asks if we are finally seeing the Taper Tantrum central banks have been so nervous about. Quoting the US Misery Index and the Fear Index, he feels investors - to whom absolutely rather than relative return is most important – should not think that what has worked for 10 years will necessarily work in future. He has some suggestions for protecting private investors' portfolios.
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Russ Mould


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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Biden talking down the oil price & interest rates

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Biden talking down the oil price & interest rates
Russ Mould of A J Bell looks at the shakeout in UK energy companies and casts his eye across the Atlantic where President Biden has been trying to talk down the oil price. Noting that price rises might have something to do with the $14 trillion pumped into the US economy since the pandemic began, he speculates on what will happen to the oil and gas price with new exploration so frowned upon. He also looks at the second interest rate rise in New Zealand and, with 91 rises around the world so far this year, he wonders whether the Fed, BoE and ECB can continue to hold out.
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Russ Mould


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The Financial Outlook: How serious is UK inflation, Shell's simplification & Britcoin

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The Financial Outlook: How serious is UK inflation, Shell's simplification & Britcoin
Laith Khalaf, Head of Investment Analysis at A J Bell, asks if CPI rising to 4.2% indicates a return to rising prices or if it might prove relatively temporary. He looks at Shell's decision to ditch its dual-share class and commit to the UK. And he is intrigued by news that the Treasury and Bank of England are to consider a central bank digital currency, nicknamed Britcoin.
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Laith Khalaf


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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: US inflation at a 30-year high & oil capex at a multi-year low

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: US inflation at a 30-year high & oil capex at a multi-year low
Russ Mould, Investment Director of A J Bell, looks behind the 30-year-high numbers for US inflation. CPI is 6.2% but the producer price index is 8.6% with intermediate producer prices up 25% and raw materials climbing 57% year on year. While high energy prices are responsible for some of that, he also points out that the capital investment of the oil majors is, despite the high oil price, at around a 20-year low. He explains the reason behind this (is oil the new tobacco?) but wonders if oil should be written off as an investment just yet.
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Russ Mould


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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What does the MPC's "studious inactivity" imply?

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What does the MPC's "studious inactivity" imply?
Russ Mould, Investment Director of A J Bell, looks at the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee's decision to take no action on interest rates. He wonders if their "studious inactivity" is likely to prove wise and that all the evidence of mounting inflationary pressure will indeed be transient. Will we get the Goldilocks economy or has the horse already bolted through the open stable door? There must be a tipping point with interest rates in regard to equities, he says, but where will it be?
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Russ Mould


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