P207 CEEFAX 2 207 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/42       UNIT TRUSTS The Ceefax Unit Trust Panel draws on a number of independent advisjrs in an attempt to delineate a path through an ever more impenetrable unit trust jungle. Unit trusts can decline in valuj. Neither the panellists nor the BBC can accept responsibility for any recommendations made. Selections and opinions shown are those of the persons named and are not necessarily shared by the BBC. * Investors should always seek professional advice before buzing 1/8 Stock Market Panel 206 Next News TaxIndex MoneyFile Main Menu
P207 CEEFAX 2 207 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/53       UNIT TRUSTS * June selections UK Europe USA Japan Other Peter Edwards * * * Stephen Lansdown * * * Keivan Borhani * * Selections are geared for growth on a minimum 12-month view and are considered worthy of inclusion in a balanced portfolio. S indicates a speculativj invjstment. 2/8 Moneyfile 200 Front page 100 Next News TaxIndex MoneyFile Main Menu
P207 CEEFAX 2 207 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/36       UNIT TRUSTS Peter Edwards, Premier Unit Trust Ovjrview As we forecast in January, UK funds are enjoying a bumper year. So too is Europe and America. The latter's "golden scenario" of solid 4% economic growth with low 1.5% inflation goes on supporting Wall Street's confidence. This in turn suits markets on this side of the Atlantic. Since January 1, thj better American UK and European funds havj made 22%, 20% and 37% respectively which is more than enough for one year. Indeed, a healthy period of consolidation is overdue, and should be weakened. 3/8 June commentary Next News TaxIndex MoneyFile Main Menu
P207 CEEFAX 2 207 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/02       UNIT TRUSTS Peter Edwards, Premier Unit Trust UK The weaker pound is helping the resurgence of smaller company funds at long last. In the last quarter, while UK growth funds averaged 9% total return, UK smaller funds emerged 16%. Funds currently going well include Lawrence Keen Smaller, Newton Higher Income and Threadneedle European Select Growth. 4/8 June commentary Next News TaxIndex MoneyFile Main Menu
P207 CEEFAX 2 207 Sat 13 Jun 21:04/18       UNIT TRUSTS Stephen Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown Ovjrvjew Are the markets too high? Should it be sell in May and go away? On balance, long term investors should hold their nerve, ensuring they havj a well-balanced portfolio. UK Still the main place for investment despite the inflationary pressures building up through increased consumer spending. Funds such as Standard Life UK Equity Growth should continue to perform. 5/8 June commentary Next News TaxIndex MoneyFile Main Menu
P207 CEEFAX 2 207 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/43       UNIT TRUSTS Stephen Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown US Recognition that earnings may not be as high as the market has anticipated could well see a correction in Wall Street. Having said this, it is still the main market and long term gains should be made with Prudential North American. Europe Still behind the UK in the growth cycle but fast catching up. Considerable hope factor emulating from European Union and probably one of the main areas for investment for long term growth. Scottish Widows European Growth is the choice here. 6/8 June commentary Next News TaxIndex MoneyFile Main Menu
P207 CEEFAX 2 207 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/57       UNIT TRUSTS Keivan Borhani, Murray Noble Overview The FTSE-100 is struggling to break abovj 6000 and the Dow Jones the 9000 mark. The turmoil in the Far East is continuing apace and Euros are above to hit our pockets. The story linking all these is that economic realities for the new millennium are establishing themselvjs. Investors must never forget that money, like electricity, is useless unless plugged into something. And markets, complicated as they seem, follow simple patterns. The broader our vision, the easier we will see them. 7/8 June commentary Next News TaxIndex MoneyFile Main Menu
P207 CEEFAX 2 207 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/30       UNIT TRUSTS Keivan Borhani, Murray Noble Japan Avoid Europe Buy Fidelity European or Jupiter European USA No more buzs for the moment UK No more buzs for the moment Fixed Interest Buy CU preference shares or Framlington Convjrtible Emerging Markets Buz Prolific Technology or Framlington Health 8/8 June commentary Next News TaxIndex MoneyFile Main Menu