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Funds Fan: favourite investments and Peter Spiller on trust discounts and gold

Our experts discuss popular funds and trusts and interview the manager of the Capital Gearing trust.

4th December 2020 09:39

by Kyle Caldwell from interactive investor

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This episode opens with experts Kyle Caldwell and Tom Bailey discussing the launch of a new investment trust, the most popular funds and trusts among investors this month, and why Tom prefers an index fund or ETF for gaining exposure to emerging markets. They are joined by Capital Gearing’s (LSE:CGT) Peter Spiller, the longest-serving manager of an investment trust, having been at the helm for 38 years. He explains how the capital preservation trust invests and shares his thoughts on equity markets, trust discounts and the yellow metal.

Time-stamped highlights

00:46 A new trust IPOs

01:57 Popular funds and trusts in November

03:27 Passive vs active in emerging markets

05:40 Peter Spiller, manager of the Capital Gearing investment trust, joins the podcast

11:09 “In a world of relatively poor prospective returns, I think costs will become a really big issue”

13:52 Why choose ETFs over investment trusts?

17:25 Should gold have a place in all investor portfolios?

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