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Meanwhile, in tobacco, increasing regulation and the rise of industry disruptors, such as US vaping firm JUUL, have spooked investors over the past eighteen months. However, to my mind the pessimistic consensus fails to appreciate the ability of the tobacco sector to remain agile and cash generative within an evolving industry and which includes a tighter regulatory framework. Meanwhile, I have also sought to diversify the portfolio by emphasizing exposure to businesses which are
not typically reliant on the growth in our economy to stimulate growth. This includes catastrophe insurers, alternative lenders (non-banks) and other non-core financials such as litigation financing.
As we move through 2019 macroeconomic factors both at home and abroad will no doubt continue to influence the performance of the UK equity market. However, as
I anticipate a revision to more rational pricing, I remain confident that my portfolios remain well diversified, with a range of income generating companies, which trading at attractive valuations offer opportunity for income and capital growth.
Catalysts for any reassessment of the UK equity market’s prospects must surely include a better-than-expected outcome for Brexit. To my mind, a positive outcome for the UK equity market rests on an end to the political no-man’s land which has perturbed investors for the past two years.
1 A budget surplus or deficit refers to the value of a government’s spending versus its income. If spending exceeds income then the budget is in deficit. If spending is below income, the budget is in surplus.
2 A measure of the size of an economy. GDP measures the monetary value of (a measure of the market value of all the final goods and services produced within an economy)
3 Mark is named manager of the Invesco Income, High Income and UK Strategic Income funds (UK), the Edinburgh Investment Trust plc and Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust plc.
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The use of borrowings may increase the volatility of the NAV and may reduce returns when asset values fall. The Edinburgh Investment Trust plc uses derivatives for efficient portfolio management which may result in increased volatility in the NAV.
Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust plc may use derivatives for efficient portfolio management which could result in increased volatility in the NAV. may use derivatives for efficient portfolio management which could result in increased volatility in the NAV.
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