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QuotedData’s weekly roundup 10 July 2020

James Carthew’s weekly news roundup show for Friday, 10 July, covers Atlantis Japan’s wide discount, the failings of SQN Asset Finance Income, the success of Primary Healthcare Properties, and an interview with Alan Gauld, manager of Standard Life Private Equity. Listen back here If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, […]

QuotedData’s Real Estate Roundup – July 2020

Real Estate Roundup Kindly sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments  Performance data June’s biggest movers in price terms are shown in the chart below. Uncertainty caused by the covid-19 pandemic continued to weigh on property stocks in June and we had the first real casualty in Intu Properties, which collapsed into administration. A number of companies […]

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Roundup – July 2020

Investment Companies Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard Investments  Table of contents  New research Performance data Discounts and premiums Money in and out Major news stories Income Events Guide Appendix – Performance by sector full list  New research Here is a list of research we published over June: CQS New City High Yield – […]

QuotedData’s Economic Roundup – July 2020

Economic & Political Roundup Kindly sponsored by Allianz A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell […]

QuotedData’s weekly roundup 3 July 2020

James Carthew’s weekly news roundup show for Friday, 3 July, covers the demise of Aberdeen Frontier Markets, good results from Civitas Social Housing, updates on Syncona, NextEnergy Solar and Gore Street Energy Storage, comment on discount and share price moves from Andrew McHattie, and an interview with Paul Niven, manager of F&C Investment Trust. Listen […]

CQS New City High Yield – Sitting pretty

 Sitting pretty At the height of the market turmoil in March, CQS New City High Yield (NCYF) saw its share price fall faster and further than its NAV (to 27p), before rapidly recovering. The market has been concerned about the ability of the issuers of the bonds held by NCYF to meet their obligations in […]

QuotedData’s weekly roundup 26 June 2020

James Carthew’s weekly news roundup show for Friday, 26 June, covers BioPharma Credit, the UK office market and the collapse of intu. It also includes an interview with James Henderson and Laura Foll, co-managers of Lowland Investment Trust. Listen back here If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please email us […]

Sareum Holdings – Potential strategy in COVID-19
Sareum Holdings - TYKing the boxes

 Potential strategy in COVID-19 The pandemic presents Sareum with an unexpected opportunity to test its lead TYK2 inhibitor, SDC-1801, in COVID-19. Such a move would require external funding, but this could accelerate clinical development timelines and catalyse a substantial increase in value for the company. Meanwhile, the recent £1m fundraising allows Sareum to advance SDC-1801 […]

Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust – Resilient income

 Resilient income Investors in search of income have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Bond yields and interest rates have tumbled, and dividend cuts have proliferated. By contrast, the companies in Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust’s (EGL’s) portfolio have proved relatively resilient. In addition, when paying its dividend, EGL is able to use […]

CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income – Recovery on-hold, hold on

 Recovery on-hold, hold on The managers of CQS Natural Resources Growth Income Trust (CYN) say that the covid-19 pandemic has delayed, rather than ended, the recovery they were seeing in the mining sector. After sharp falls in March, share prices have recouped some of their losses, but the managers believe there is much more to […]

QuotedData’s weekly roundup 19 June 2020

James Carthew’s weekly news roundup show for Friday, 19 June, covers investing in batteries, Tritax Big Box REIT’s new shed for Amazon, the potential demise of Gabelli Value Plus+ (we always hated the ‘+’), why Lindsell Train’s managers should have taken the performance fee that they earned and European Opportunities big loss on Wirecard. It also […]

QuotedData’s weekly roundup 12 June 2020

James Carthew’s weekly news roundup show for Friday, 12 June, covers Syncona’s results and the impact that the fall in Autolus’ share price has had on that fund, the possibility of brighter days for Cuban property company CEIBA, and the chance that Edinburgh Investment Trust will cut its dividend. It also includes an interview with Milena […]

The North American Income Trust – Purest access to US equity income
The North American Income Trust - Time to grow?

 Purest access to US equity US equity income-focused funds, like the North American Income Trust (NAIT), have not had to deal with the suspension of dividends in the way that their UK peers have. Though share buybacks have ceased, regulators in the US have not banned bank distributions in the way that they have elsewhere, […]

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Separating the wheat from the chaff

 Separating the wheat from the chaff COVID-19-related falls in markets have weighed on BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG), although it has held up well relative to both its peer group and its benchmark. Its manager sees this as a defining moment for investors – one that could set the stage for many years to come. Identifying […]

QuotedData’s Real Estate Roundup – June 2020

Real Estate Roundup Kindly sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments  Performance data May’s biggest movers in price terms are shown in the chart below. Shares in property companies took another turbulent turn during May as the covid-19 pandemic continued to wreak havoc on property assets. The biggest mover in price terms during the month was an […]

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Roundup – June 2020

Investment Companies Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard Investments  Table of contents  New research In this issue Performance data Discounts and premiums Money in and out Major news stories Income Events Guide Appendix – Performance by sector full list  New research Here is a list of research we published over May: GCP Infrastructure – […]

QuotedData’s Economic Roundup – June 2020

Economic & Political Roundup Kindly sponsored by Allianz A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell […]

QuotedData’s weekly roundup 5 June 2020

James Carthew’s weekly news roundup show for Friday, 5 June, covers the proposed Travelodge CVA, the great results that the Biotech & Healthcare sector is achieving and the music royalty fund, Hipgnosis Songs Fund. It also includes an interview with Catharine Flood, client service director at Baillie Gifford with responsibility for Scottish Mortgage, the UK’s […]

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income – Resilient to covid-19

 Resilient to covid-19 The logistics sector, in which Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income (ASLI) invests, would appear to be one of the few property sectors that could see occupier demand increase in the long term as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With some form of a lockdown enforced in most European countries, there has […]

GCP Infrastructure – Rebased dividend

 Rebased dividend GCP Infrastructure will be 10 years old in a few weeks. Since 2012, it has paid a stable 7.6p per year dividend backed largely by UK public sector cashflows and achieved modest growth in net asset value (NAV). The yield premium that GCP delivers relative to UK government debt securities has increased significantly […]

QuotedData’s weekly roundup 29 May 2020

James Carthew’s weekly news roundup show for Friday, 29 May, covers a wide range of topics and includes an interview with David Cornell, manager of India Capital Growth. Listen back here If there is a guest speaker you’d particularly like to hear from, please email us – research@quoteddata.com. Next we’ll be back on 5th June […]

India Capital Growth – Needs more time

 Needs more time India Capital Growth’s (IGC’s) board is asking investors to back a continuation vote scheduled for 12 June 2020 and it is important that shareholders make their vote count. COVID-19 has depressed valuations to levels not seen since the financial crisis. The managers see substantial upside when market confidence returns and are asking […]

Vietnam Holding Limited – Early mover advantage

 Early mover advantage The covid-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the global economy and, while they have recovered from their lows, financial markets remain depressed. Emerging markets have been at the sharp end of these moves but Vietnam, which was quick and tenacious in its response to the outbreak of the virus, is […]

Henderson High Income Trust – Able to commit to the dividend

 Able to commit to the dividend Recent market falls have left Henderson High Income Trust (HHI) trading on a 7.3% dividend yield. This is a significant premium to the yield on the UK market, which has been hit by a swathe of dividend cuts. The board are well aware of the reliance that many investors […]

JLEN Environmental Assets – Reliable source of income

 Reliable source of income It is hard to gauge the true extent of the damage that the pandemic is inflicting on the global economy, but already many companies have been forced to reduce or suspend dividends. For investors reliant on income, the renewable infrastructure sector offers some sense of security. JLEN Environmental Assets Group’s (JLEN’s) […]

Polar Capital Technology – Confidence building

 Confidence building After a brief period of extreme volatility in stock markets related to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, confidence is returning in the technology sector. Shareholders seem to appreciate that the sector is well-placed to weather the disruption caused by measures that are being used to fight the pandemic. Polar Capital Technology Trust (PCT), buoyed […]

QuotedData’s Investment Companies Roundup – May 2020

Investment Companies Roundup Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and Aberdeen Standard Investments  Table of contents  New research In this issue Performance data Discounts and premiums Money in and out Major news stories Income Events Guide Appendix – Performance by sector full list  New research Here is a list of research we published over April: An update note […]

QuotedData’s Economic Roundup – May 2020

Economic & Political Roundup Kindly sponsored by Allianz A collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to encourage you to buy or sell […]

QuotedData’s Real Estate Roundup – May 2020

Real Estate Roundup Kindly sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments  Performance data April’s biggest movers in price terms are shown in the chart below. Following two months of heavy falls as the covid-19 pandemic took hold and the UK was put on lockdown, many property companies saw a bounce in their share price in April, although […]

Seneca Global Income and Growth – Triple whammy but standing by the dividend

 Triple whammy but standing by the dividend The outbreak of covid-19 has taken the wind out of global markets and Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust (SIGT) has not been immune to this; its net asset value (NAV) has fallen 30.4% during the first quarter of 2020 (23.6% in March – all in total return […]