In this one-minute update, Simon Gergel notes how, amid a cautious market mood, many cyclical companies have seen their share prices come down a long way to unusually low levels. Could this be a pool of opportunity for keen-eyed stock pickers with a long-term horizon?
On the occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Simon and Jon reflect not only on that incredible achievement, but also on the highs and lows faced by The Merchants Trust over its 133 year history. Almost six months into a tumultuous 2022, it also falls due to look more currently and have a mid-point reflection and ponder what may be coming up for the remainder of the year. With markets reacting daily to news flow, Simon describes how there remain opportunities for those investors who can look beyond the near-term gloom.
The Merchants Trust PLC has, for many years, focused on a simple proposition: to deliver a high and rising income together with capital growth, through a policy of investing mainly in higher-yielding large UK companies. We measure our success in attaining this objective by comparing the performance of the portfolio against the performance of the FTSE All-Share Index.
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Established in 1889, The Merchants Trust PLC has successfully navigated a variety of market conditions, economic cycles and even world wars. The Trust has demonstrated the benefit of active management over time and its aims today are remarkably similar to when it started: to provide its shareholders with an above-average level of income which increases over time.
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