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Urbans Splash is sinking quick and
Review of Urban Splash by Urban_Splash_Sinking

Advantages: Beautiful Looking Appartments
Disadvantages: poorly built and managed

...building construction and as yet Urban Splash have ... Read review

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Would this be the Urban Splash development in Plymouth at all? As you give absolutely no indication about a lot of things! by dynamicnurse
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29.01.2010 16:35
**Important - Alteration To Previous Review**
Review of Albany by Bojack

Advantages: N/A
Disadvantages: N/A

Please note that my previous review for 'Albany' has been removed as it was written with reference to 'Albany Assistance', a legal protection company and may not be relevant to the product named above. Since it is not yet clear whether these two companie ... Read review

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??? by TheHairyGodmother
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20.01.2009 10:55
(23.02.2009 06:08)
New Dawn, but good repeat performance
Review of Aberdeen New Dawn by Maylie

Advantages: Strong history, excellent customer service
Disadvantages: Can the good returns continue indefinitely?

The Aberdeen New Dawn fund is an Investment Trust (basically, a company that invests in the shares of other companies) listed on the UK stock market that aims to provide its shareholders with capital growth through investing in companies in Asian Pacific ... Read review

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Looks brilliant, always nice to to learn about things like this by Expired-Account
Good interesting review. by Mickie26
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21.01.2008 12:22
Money making machine
Review of British Empire Securities by Tina_O

Advantages: Capital growth
Disadvantages: none

This is an excellant long-term investment trust. All you need to do is look at the chart to see why ;) Steady higher highs and lows all the way ! Thats the best type of trend you can ask for ! Go to FT.com and enter BTEm and take a look at that char ... Read review

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I think you could have done with including a little more information for the higher ratings here. Take a look around at other people's reviews and you should see what I mean. Happy to re-rate if you add to this, just put a note in my guestbook to let me know when you're done. by crutchley_am
Hello and as below, welcome to Ciao. Would like to see a little more info on why it is such a good long term investment. What do they do that is so different from other investors. How can I aquire them and where are they based? gar by garleon
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09.03.2006 06:13
(09.03.2006 06:16)
Rich at 18..what to blow it on?
Review of ComDirect self-select shares CTF by cootuk

Advantages: self select gives you maximum flexibility, free government money
Disadvantages: shares prices may go down as well as up, child gets money at 18

The government has introduced a tax-free Child Trust Fund savings scheme for children born after september 2002 and even gives free money (in the form of vouchers) to start it off. One of ComDirects CTF offerings allows you to invest in the s ... Read review

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Hi Vicki, there's someone trying to do a roundup of all CTFs http://www.ctfguide.co.uk by cootuk
You've just reminded me I've still not invested my sons voucher yet, I shall go check out this site but I'm not too keen on the shares idea though. Vicki :o) by vickiuk
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23.04.2005 07:11
THINK ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE - JUMP FROM WITAN
Review of Witan by inycon2

Advantages: Flexibility, low fees, transparancy
Disadvantages: There is risk in all stock market investments

Changes in government policy on college fees, difficulties faced by first time house buyers and publicity about shortfalls in pension schemes and lack of pension planning in general must cause many parents to wonder just how their offspring are going to c ... Read review

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Thank you very much, will go have a look Aly x by aly5on
a good idea thxs : ] x by karen5416
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19.04.2004 14:31
A Trust I Trust
Review of Anglo & Overseas by cjsingleton

Advantages: Gains in line with market, balance portfolio
Disadvantages: Equity risk, Gearing

I was wandering aimlessly in Ciao and came across listings for most investment trusts. Well investment trusts are very like unit trusts but you can usually buy in at prices below the actual market value of their underlying investments. As I like a bargain ... Read review

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This is a very informative op,nicely done, cheers pink jane x by babajane32
Another very interesting opinion on an investment trust. I haven't looked at this trust for international exposure, I prefer RIT Capital partners managed by Rothschild's. But I will definitely take a further look at this trust through trustnet.com. by gorvifal3
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16.02.2003 00:10
(07.04.2003 11:52)
Trust a trust, maybe or maybe not
Review of Gresham House by cjsingleton

Advantages: High Net Asset Value
Disadvantages: Trusts True Value not known, High Risk Investment

I am fond of investments and like a gamble on the stock market. Having read an opinion on this trust I just could not resist giving one of my opinion. Please note that I do not intend to give any advice and you should not buy or sell based upon my opin ... Read review

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A detailed and well informed review of the performance and potential of this unusual investment trust. by zuccottof
A detailed and comprehensive finance opinion, there aren't many of these on Ciao! I enjoyed reading this, I had seen this trust at the top of league tables in the financial press and thought it looked to good to be true. by gorvifal3

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13.02.2003 14:50
1000 pounds equals 56000
Review of Gresham House by Happymama

Advantages: Made loads of money last year!
Disadvantages: Can't find out this year how to join in

I read last year that Gresham House listed at the top of Investment Trust Tables by a huge amount. If I had the money, I'd be looking to join in to benefit from a repeat of that act! They shone at the very top of all financial ratings papers I saw whe ... Read review

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It is always a good idea to write about products you have actual experience off, rather than just mentioning a company in passing - it is the personal experience that determines how useful a review is to another member, after all. by Collingwood21
Past performance is no guarantee of future performance... by SueMagee

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06.02.2003 19:52
Take a long term view
Review of HSBC China by bounty

Advantages: HSBC has reputable local market experience
Disadvantages: Maybe risky in the short term

I often wonder why investors would even look at the Asia Pacific markets when the general area is seen to be unstable (in economic and political terms), bureaucratic and corrupt. But i have started to think twice about my investment philosophy. Judgin ... Read review

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This was a helpful opinion about the Far East market but you only mention HSBC at the end, so if you put it in the right category I'll rerate. Cheers, ...Peter by petersmyth1
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27.05.2001 14:36
A High Risk Venture into China
Review of Fleming Chinese by gorvifal3

Advantages: Offers cost effective exposure to the Chinese and Taiwanese financial markets, Potential rewards could be large
Disadvantages: Highly speculative and high risk, not for investors who are risk averse, Potential losses could also be large

...bit of oriental spice. The Fleming Chinese investment trust is a highly speculative investment from my point of view. I onl ... Read review

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This IT does seem heavily weighted towards TMT's. Perhaps it would be less risky if it contained a healthier weighting in commodities via CNOOC or SINOPEC ? by Sbanshee
Great opinion and very informative. Cheers. by Montenegrin
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25.05.2001 21:32
I'm a technology bull
Review of Henderson Technology by bounty

Advantages: Good konledge of the Tech market
Disadvantages: Slightly High fund management fee. But you pay for quality.

and I believe that it is the right time to start buying technology shares. With the demise of the stockmarlets around the world - due to the fear of an economic slowdown in the USA (the world's largest economy) stockmarkets have been battered. Techn ... Read review

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I wouldn't be too sure, it could go further south. Take care, Michael. by Michael-S
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24.03.2001 18:32
I think that it is time to buy
Review of Framlington NetNet.Inc Income by bounty

Advantages: Price is cheap
Disadvantages: The technology downturn may have further to go

...quite closely and note that Framlington are a conservative and solid company. Whilst surfing today, I came across the biggest losers in the Footsie this week. Amongst them was the above Fund. I could not believe how much t ... Read review

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Hi and welcome back to Ciao. This is the first opinion that I have read of yours and I found it helpful. I look forward to reading more. Louise by wulise
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17.03.2001 17:55
So much to see
Review of City of London by begum

Advantages: many different attractions
Disadvantages: bus, prices

London is a great place to visit, for a day or a week. I went down to the Dome before it closed and when into London. It’s a really good place to visit. But, you do need to have some money!!! Loads of money in fact. Since, there’s so many th ... Read review

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Sorry for the UH but this has nothing to do with the category. by zoe_page

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16.01.2001 21:13
Easy payments-good growth
Review of Foreign & Colonial by eatmorepies

Advantages: Affordable payments/ oldest Investment trust in the world.
Disadvantages: Minimum payment increased to £50

I started saving with Foreign and Colonial when I started university, as I didn't wan't to graduate with just debt. Luckily, I set up my direct debit into the plan at £25 a month, just before they raised the minimum payment to £50 - totally unnafordable ... Read review

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13.01.2001 13:14
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