When financial news makes the front pages of the broadsheets, 99% of the time it is for the wrong reasons. But when headlines state that billions of pounds have been wiped off stockmarkets, it is important to keep a cool head and take the long view, rather than acting on impulse and converting paper losses into real losses.
Investors searching for investment trusts that offer the prospect of consistent dividend growth can choose from an 22-strong list that has been put together by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC).
One of main advantages in an investment trust's armoury over open-ended funds is the dividend reserves, which allows companies to set aside 15% of their annual income for tougher times. Unit trusts or Oeics do not have this luxury, which is why investment trusts have more impressive dividend track records, with 10 companies boasting a record of over 40 years of dividend growth.
Each quarter, Money Observer takes a look at our active Rated Fund list, providing a breakdown on a sector-by-sector basis.
According to new research, four out of the 10 top-performing UK funds over the past five years charge investors more than 1 per cent a year.
Rosemary Banyard explains how her freedom and flexibility at her trust inspires her to make the most of market volatility.
Despite a volatile month for equity markets, the investment trusts bought in April remained largely unchanged from the previous month.