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Investment Week

30 July 2019

Why writing off Japanese equities is ‘unwise’
By Alasdair McKinnon

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The Telegraph

28 July 2019

RBS shareholders in line for ‘extraordinary’ dividend bonanza
By Lucy Burton

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Investment Week

27 June 2019

Contrarian investing: Five ways to buy low and sell high
By Alasdair McKinnon

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Wealth Adviser

24 June 2019

Contrarian Scottish Investment Trust manager goes for gold
By Beverly Chandler

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Business Insider

17 June 2019

Funds boss says tech unicorn disruption creating too much risk
By Ken Symon

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Shares

17 June 2019

‘Disruption’ bubble will deflate, warns contrarian investor McKinnon
By James Crux

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Morningstar

17 June 2019

Scottish Investment Trust Remains Confident On “Ugly Duckling” Focus
By Alliance News

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Trustnet

11 June 2019

The ‘cycle of emotion’ – when your investment is causing you euphoria it’s time to check out
By Eve Maddock-Jones

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The Scottish Financial News

16 May 2019

The Scottish Investment Trust launches new online learning hub

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The Scotsman

9 May 2019

132-year-old Scottish Investment Trust launches digital hub
By Hannah Burley

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Money Observer

9 May 2019

The Scottish method yields outstanding dividend
By Fiona Hamilton

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The Telegraph

30 April 2019

Standard Chartered hopes to appease ‘impatient’ investors with billion-dollar buyback
By Lucy Burton

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Evening Standard

26 April 2019

RBS ponders appointing first woman Alison Rose to top job as boss quits
By Simon English & Michael Bow

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Investment Trust Insider

10 April 2019

Tesco tops FTSE on doubled dividend and bumper profits
By Daniel Grote

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City A.M.

10 April 2019

Tesco doubles dividend as profits surge 30 per cent after turnaround success
By Joe Curtis

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Investment Trust Insider

8 April 2019

Scottish: gold-mining mergers safe haven in rates limbo
By Vicky McKeever

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The Telegraph

27 March 2019

Forget the FAANGs – buy these ‘analogue’ stocks instead
By Harry Brennan

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Investment Week

21 March 2019

A Postcard from China: Insights from the inside
By Alasdair McKinnon

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The Telegraph

11 March 2019

Head to head: are we in a tech bubble like 1999 or is it different this time? 
By Jonathan Jones

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Financial Times

6 March 2019

Barrick chief faces test of credentials and time
By Henry Sanderson & Neil Hume

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MoneyWeek

5 March 2019

The MoneyWeek Podcast 936 – Merryn talks to Alasdair McKinnon about gold
By Merryn Somerset Webb & John Stepek

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Investors Chronicle

21 February 2019

Gold can mitigate downside, but comes at a price
By Cherry Reynard

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The Times

16 February 2019

RBS investors get payout as profits double
By Greig Cameron

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The Herald

12 February 2019

Investment trust shows faith in UK firms amid Brexit impact fears
By Mark Williamson

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The Herald

8 February 2019

Investment trust run from Edinburgh sees opportunities in UK as Brexit approaches
By Mark Williamson

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The Telegraph

6 February 2019

Glaxo hunts more deals to stay competitive, Walmsley says
By Julia Bradshaw

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The Herald

1 February 2019

Shell highlights progress made West of Shetland amid Brexit uncertainty
By Mark Williamson

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MoneyWeek

24 January 2019

The strong and stable stocks offering a reliable income
By Dr Mike Tubbs

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The Scotsman

21 January 2019

Scary news: A flying start to the new year for tips
By Bill Jamieson

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MoneyWeek

17 January 2019

The high-street brands that are defying the online onslaught
By Dr Matthew Partridge

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Yahoo! Finance

10 January 2019

British retailers count cost of brutal Christmas trading
By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle

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Scottish Financial News

8 January 2019

Blog: Value investing: is the tide turning?
By Alasdair McKinnon

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This is Money

5 January 2019

SCOTTISH INVESTMENT TRUST: It returned 46% to the stockmarket’s 20%, but now this trust’s manager says he’s holding onto cash and backing gold
By Jeff Prestridge

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The Scotsman

31 December 2018

Don’t panic – just sit tight and ride out of the storm
By Bill Jamieson

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Investors Chronicle

31 December 2018

Personal finance show: portfolios for volatile markets and contrarian value [podcast]
By Leonora Walters

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Investors Chronicle

27 December 2018

Don’t write off retailers
By Taha Lokhandwala

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Trustnet

18 December 2018

Scottish IT’s McKinnon: Why we are concerned about the hot money in the market
By Maitane Sardon

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Morningstar

18 December 2018

Alasdair McKinnon: 3 Investment Picks for 2019
By David Brenchley

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The Times

15 December 2018

What Brexit means for your money
By Mark Atherton

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Wealth Adviser

15 December 2018

Scottish Investment Trust’s contrarian approach keeps bringing home the dividend
By Beverly Chandler

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What Investment

13 December 2018

Something for the weekend – UK and US investments will shine in 2019 say fund managers
By Samantha Downes

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The Times

12 December 2018

Travis Perkins: no time like the present for some DIY
By Miles Costello

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Citywire

12 December 2018

Fund managers bet on UK, US for best equity returns in 2019 
By Audrey Raj

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Scottish Financial News

12 December 2018

Blog: A contrarian investor’s view of the year ahead

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Investment Trust Insider

12 December 2018

Scottish seeks more ‘ugly ducklings’ after de-gearing
By Michelle McGagh

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Scottish Business Insider

10 December 2018

Scottish Investment Trust manager blasts ‘gigantic’ ecommerce ‘malinvestment’
By Perry Gourley

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Bloomberg

7 December 2018

Money Managers See Deal Boost for Telcos After Years in Doghouse
By Kit Rees

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Shares

4 December 2018

Marks & Spencer is ‘fixable’, argues contrarian McKinnon
By James Crux

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MoneyWeek

27 November 2018

The tech stock rout has only just begun
By Matthew Partridge

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The Telegraph

26 November 2018

Want a Christmas bargain? A three-step guide to investing in retail
By Harry Brennan

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The Times

25 November 2018

Fund focus: The Scottish Investment Trust
By Holly Black

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The Herald

24 November 2018

3 out of 10 Scots FTSE firms meet female board member targets
By Brian Donnelly

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Money Observer

9 November 2018

Is this a smarter way to find a ‘hidden gem’ investment trust?
By Fiona Hamilton

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Scottish Business Insider

9 November 2018

Scottish Investment Trust scoops top honours at Shares Awards 2018
By Ken Symon

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Scottish Financial News

9 November 2018

Scottish Investment Trust named “Best Investment Trust” at the Shares Awards 2018

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Bloomberg

2 November 2018

Oil Majors Churn Out Cash and (Mostly) Hand It Back to Investors
By Kelly Gilblom and Kevin Crowley

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This is Money

1 November 2018

How Shell rakes in £850m EVERY day – as motorists see price of unleaded petrol soaring over 130p per litre
By Matt Oliver

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Reuters

1 November 2018

Brexit-fuelled pound surge weighs on FTSE, BT earnings shine
By Julien Ponthus

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This is Money

6 October 2018

SCOTTISH INVESTMENT TRUST: The trust saves on costs and delivers year after year, unlike its rivals
By Jeff Prestridge

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MoneyWeek

21 September 2018

Where to find Japan’s small, cash-rich bargain stocks
By Merryn Somerset Webb

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Bloomberg

19 September 2018

Tesco undercuts Lidl and Aldi
By Suzi Ring

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MoneyWeek

14 September 2018

British stocks are unloved and undervalued
By Marina Gerner

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Money Observer

13 September 2018

How will heavily discounted investment trusts fare in the next bear market?
By Fiona Hamilton

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Morningstar

10 September 2018

US Retailers Surviving the Age of Amazon
By David Brenchley

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The Telegraph

6 September 2018

Questor: this trust’s performance lags behind its rivals – here is why investors should hold
By Richard Evans

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The Times

25 August 2018

Why you should show a little love to UK stocks
By Mark Atherton

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Investment Week

23 August 2018

MAGA: Why investors should be wary of the newest kid on the acronym block

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Bloomberg

22 August 2018

Walmart and Target Showcase Retail’s ‘Renaissance’
By Matthew Boyle

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Reuters

20 August 2018

Rising costs, trade worries tarnish BHP profit jump, record dividend
By Melanie Burton & Barbara Lewis

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Business Insider

15 August 2018

RBS shares rise after settling £3.8bn US claim
By Perry Gourley

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The Sunday Times

5 August 2018

RBS shareholders ‘can expect payout bonanza’

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The Times

4 August 2018

RBS dividend ‘is big step to state sell-off’

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The Guardian

3 August 2018

RBS to pay its first dividend since 2008 bailout

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Reuters

3 August 2018

RBS announces first dividend in a decade

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Bloomberg

31 July 2018

StanChart’s Surging Costs Hinder Profit Growth for Winters

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FT Adviser

18 June 2018

Trust manager blasts ‘bubble’ in new technology shares

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Trustnet

18 June 2018

Scottish IT’s McKinnon: Why we’re avoiding the herd into technology

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MoneyWeek

8 June 2018

The top contrarian bets for your money today

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Money Observer

3 May 2018

Seven super trends changing the world: Here’s how to profit

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Investors Chronicle

3 May 2018

UK banks: capital strength defies inconsistent returns

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Bloomberg

24 April 2018

Alasdair McKinnon tells Bloomberg Radio’s Caroline Hepker and Markus Karlsson why ‘Tech Sector to Face Multiple Headwinds’ on their Daybreak Europe show.

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Shares Magazine

5 April 2018

The Scottish Investment Trust takes a different approach

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Citywire

20 March 2018

Facebook fall could be ‘trigger’ for something bigger

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The Herald

5 March 2018

The flaws of going with the herd

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The Scotsman

26 February 2018

Some Scottish contenders for a cult following

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Shares Magazine

22 February 2018

High street boom or bust?

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FT Adviser

20 February 2018

Three things your clients may call you about this week …

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Professional Adviser

18 February 2018

Three things your clients may call you about this week …

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FT

16 February 2018

Funds to pick for volatile times

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Reuters

12 February 2018

Big Oil takes stage for post-austerity beauty contest

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MoneyWeek

9 February 2018

A defensive contrarian investment trust

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Citywire

8 February 2018

Scottish hikes dividend as contrarian calls bring in cash

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The Times

3 February 2018

Scottish Investment Trust ‘can pay high dividend for three years’

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More Press Coverage – 2018

The Telegraph – 10 February 2018
Share crash: a blip, or the start of a bear market?

Investment Week – 9 April 2018
Alasdair McKinnon: Why aren’t we Facebook friends?

Financial Times – 26 April 2018
Shell and Total results buoyed by higher oil prices

Financial Times – 23 May 2018
M&S acknowledges catalogue of deficiencies

Shares Magazine – 24 May 2018
Back in black: why banks are investable once more

Citywire – June 2018
Macy’s: a retail recovery story for a multi-channel age

AIC’s Compass – 7 September 2018
Is the US due a reappraisal?

AIC’s Spotlight – 5 September 2018
Is the US due a reappraisal?

Mirror Herald – 2 November 2018
Brexit Update: Surge in Pound Falls Heavy on FTSE 100

The Motley Fool – 10 December 2018
Reckon these 2 investment trusts will fund your pension? You’d better read this

 

Press Coverage – 2017

Mail on Sunday – 16 December 2017
THE SCOTTISH INVESTMENT TRUST: The global fund that’s raising a glass to the vineyards of Australia

Morningstar – 13 December 2017
Are Investors Wrong to Write Off Retailers?

Motley Fool – 12 December 2017
2 bargain Trusts I’d buy and hold for 10 years

Scottish Financial News – 12 December 2017
Contrarian investment strategy sees Scottish Investment Trust up dividend

Citywire – 11 December 2017
Ian Cowie: trust in dividends to see you through tough markets

Shares Magazine – 11 December 2017
Step change in Scottish Investment Trust dividend

Morningstar – 11 December 2017
Dividend “Step Change” Amid Portfolio Growth

Investment Week – 5 December 2017
Cryptocurrencies: A curse or a blessing?

What Investment – 1 December 2017
The Scottish Investment Trust backs a rebound for ‘Ugly Duckling’ bricks & mortar retailers

Growth Company Investor – 1 December 2017
The Scottish Investment Trust backs a rebound for ‘Ugly Duckling’ bricks & mortar retailers

FTSE Global Markets – 30 November 2017
The Scottish Investment Trust back rebound for ‘Ugly Duckling’ bricks and mortar retailers

Scottish Financial News – 30 November 2017
Contrarian Scottish Investment Trust backs rebound for ‘Ugly Duckling’ bricks and mortar retailers for ‘Ugly Duckling’ bricks and mortar retailers

FT Adviser – 21 November 2017
How to be a contrarian investor

Money Observer – 13 November 2017
Five ‘value’ investment trusts that invest against the crowd

Bloomberg Radio – 8 November 2017
Daybreak Europe: Bricks & Mortar Trump Online Investments

Daily Mail – 8 November 2017
Peak oil? Majors aren’t buying into the threat from renewables

The Times – 30 October 2017
Finding swans among ugly ducklings

Bloomberg Money – 9 October 2017
Forget Amazon, Says Investor Backing Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

Scottish Financial News – 28 September 2017
Scottish Investment Trust appoints new director and audit Chair

Wealth Adviser – 27 September 2017
Scottish Investment Trust adopts contrarian approach

Daily Telegraph – 20 September 2017
Questor: Rentokil, the former pariah, is now is a fast-growing and focused business: buy

Money Observer – 23 August 2017
The Contrarian case for Oil

Money Observer – 3 August 2017
Three ‘ugly duckling’ shares I’m buying

Interactive Investor – 3 August 2017
Three ‘ugly duckling’ shares I am buying

What Investment – 13 July 2017
Exclusive: Top fund manager on the UK retail shares worth buying right now

The Motley Fool – 13 July 2017
These 3 global investment trusts could help you retire early

Compass (The AIC Newsletter) – 13 July 2017
Unexpected Brexit opportunities

Investors Chronicle – 30 March 2017
Why UK retail is the ultimate contrarian play

The Herald – 4 March 2017
Saturday interview: All change at venerable Scottish Investment Trust

The Times – 14 February 2017
Mixed bag has good, bad and the ugly

MoneyWeek – 3 February 2017
Alasdair McKinnon: feather your nest with ugly ducklings

Trustnet – 25 January 2017
Trust: Scottish Investment Trust

Investment Week – 18 January 2017
Scottish Investment Trust adopts value bias after strategic review

The Herald – 5 January 2017
Revamp at investment trust begins to bolster returns

FT Adviser – 5 January 2017
Strategy switch boosts £940m Scottish investment trust

Citywire – 4 January 2017
Here comes the Scottish!

The Sunday Times – 8 January 2017
Edinburgh trust is booming by turning ugly ducklings into swans

The Times – 5 January 2017
Now might be time for buying spree

The Scotsman – 5 January 2017
Bumper year for Scottish Investment Trust investors