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Trust Watch: ‘cracking value’ in Capital Gearing’s favourite small-cap star

Lindsell Train, Aberdeen New Dawn biotech and social housing funds feature in this week's roundup, but the highlight is the heavily discounted UK smaller companies trust backed by one of the UK's most cautious investors.

Guernsey expects to 'resolve' Woodford stocks row next week

Guernsey's International Stock Exchange says it expects suspension of dealings in Neil Woodford's unquoted stocks to be 'resolved' next week.

Ian Cowie: global trusts make a great legacy for the grandkids

In response to a reader's question our DIY investor columnist assesses which global investment trusts might make a good long-term holding for a young person.

Fund managers shrug off recession fears and pile into shares

Fund managers have been buying back into shares at the fastest pace in two years, shrugging off global recession fears.

Oil stocks weigh on FTSE but Unilever climbs on strong sales

Oil majors and Asia-focused banks weigh on FTSE 100 but shares in Unilever rally on strong first quarter sales.

Throgmorton: ‘alarming’ rise in companies paying excessive dividends

Dan Whitestone, manager of smaller companies investment trust BlackRock Throgmorton, is concerned at the number of companies paying dividends he regards as unaffordable.

Tips Update: Numis cuts three ‘alternatives’ after strong start

After a good first quarter for markets Numis has updated its recommendations for investment companies in ‘alternative’ assets such as property, infrastructure and debt.

Overnight Markets: health-care stocks drag Wall Street lower

UnitedHealth Group Inc, Pfizer Inc, Merck & Co Inc and Abbott Laboratories all closed down between 1.9% and 4.7%.

Larry Fink: look out for ‘melt up’ in markets as cash shifts

Boss of fund management giant BlackRock predicts a further leg-up in stock market rally as investors deploy uninvested cash in response to this year's rebound and more favourable economic news.

Miners cap FTSE gains as Vale ruling sparks price fears

Miners hold back FTSE 100 as court ruling allows Brazil's Vale to increase iron ore production, sparking price fears