RIT Capital Partners and Caledonia value the preservation of family wealth above all, so five-year returns of around 70% from both trusts is pretty good going. We share their distinctive investment approaches.
The gold price is shining and private investors are turning bullish on the yellow metal, so we weigh up the pros and cons.
The days of achieving steady, inflation-beating income from a mix of shares and bonds are gone. We explore how investors can strengthen their portfolio using alternative assets.
Kyle Caldwell examines the forces behind the five-year peak, and the pros and cons for investors.
Hanging over markets is also the question of what comes next.
Fund manager Alasdair McKinnon outlines his views on gold and tech shares, and makes the case for The Scottish Investment Trust in 30 seconds.
Commodities may be set to surge if worries about slowing economic growth subside and the oil glut is addressed.
On the whole investors are adopting a cautious stance, according to findings from two separate surveys.
Net 24 per cent of professional investors surveyed expect global growth to slow in the next year – the worst outlook for the global economy given since 2011.