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10 eclectic investment trusts for hectic markets

Opportunities exist across several niche sectors after the recent market sell-off
10 eclectic investment trusts for hectic markets
  • With markets having a wobble, 3 of the 10 portfolios are slightly behind the MSCI World index. 
  • Vietnam, private equity and Asia trusts that have low exposure to China are all themes this month.

The new and concerning Sars-Cov-2 variant, Omicron, combined with hawkish comments from the United States Federal Reserve has rattled markets. Key trends, which had looked a bit shaky anyway, have reversed. 

Sharp changes in market sentiment are always a challenge for strategies that pay heed to momentum, such as the Alpha screening strategy. That’s because the main danger with buying strongly performing shares is that they can suddenly be judged to have gone too far. Jubilation quickly turns to desperation as sellers rush for the doors. It feels like some of that may be happening in markets now. Many of the highest flying and most speculative lockdown favourites have seen savage falls from their peaks. 

However, the Alpha reports have not been hit too hard. Of the ten portfolios highlighted over the last 12 months, seven remain ahead of the MSCI World index on a total return basis. All are beating the FTSE All Share index.

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