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|Also held these for some time.
In order of size HFEL (for higher yield) then AAiF and UEM, SOI, ANW all good yielded but what has changed is the risk factor in the West UK Europe US has risen both Brexit and Trump, plus the economic growth in Asia still trounces the developed world plus the much better yield environment as UK and other interest rates grovel at new lows. This last had changed the whole picture if you want any sort of decent income with high levels of cash flow amongst many Asian companies. Also have held for some time JII and VOF for Capital Growth not dividend. Having said that growth on the higher income trusts has exceeded expectations.
In a changing and uncertain world am happy with Asia - Pacific region.|
|Yield at current price is approx 4.38% i believe. Been a holder of these HFEL,MYI,SOI,UEM,ANW for around 5 years now - though note to self,if and when they hit 2.40+ again,take a portion off the table. I held thru the drop down to 1.40,and indeed was a buyer again around those levels. Its been a great income provider during this period as well as good growth since the beginning of the year.|
Nice yield - c.7% I believe.|
|I agree that it is good value on a 10% discount and with a 5% yield across many geographies in Asia (not too much direct China exposure)
I bought some AAIF!|
|I hold aas but have thought about selling that and buying this aaif for the divi. Every chart comparison I use is unclear if they include divi reinvestment so it's hard to compare the 2. Does anyone have any thoughts on this issue|
joy division still
|Back to the original question , I think it's good value now. I have been watching it for a while and bought this week. Added bonus of a dividend if you buy early next week. I hold AAS and HFEL as well in an ISA|
|I just had a look as I purchased a chunk of AAIF this week for the SIPP. No stamp duty was applied on the contract note.|
|I can confirm you don't pay stamp duty on purchases of shares in HFEL, domiciled in Jersey, I don't know about AAIF. If it is in Jersey too, then you wouldn't pay stamp duty on purchases.|
|They should call it a trust then...
Investec even have it as a closed-end fund.|
|This is a trust not a fund , You do pay stamp duty just like shares. I've got a feeling HFEL is in jersey as well !|
|No stamp duty on funds or AIM.|
|But so is HFEL, isn't it?|
|AAIF is domiciled in Jersey so no Stamp Duty I believe|
|Hi, It was me...
I'll copy here - if anyone can help!
I'm looking for a bit of advice.
I'm trying to compare HFEL and Aberdeen Asian Income (AAIF) because i'd like to get some income exposure to Asia.
At the moment I'm thinking that AAIF is the better buy because it's
a) on a 9.55% discount as opposed to HFEL's discount of 1.5
b) HFEL has a 12% exposure to China and AAIF only 3.5% (I would prefer a smaller exposure to China)
However the yield on HFEL is greater at 7% rather than the 5.4% on offer at AAIF.
HFEL has a good record of increasing dividends.
Is there a reason(s) I should or shouldn't choose AAIF that i haven't considered ?
|Somebody on the HFEL thread asking if there are any known downsides to currently investing in AAIF rather than HFEL, apart from the somewhat lower yield. They see this trusts lower % in China as a plus at this time.|
|Buy backs are getting more aggressive...|
|Aleman/Cerrito - thanks for your feedback. Have some high yielding HGM - may offload a few prior to US interest rate hikes just to rebalance a bit|
|Certainly worth looking at but something I my bones tells me to wait a bit before adding to my present holding. Interesting as of the half year was trading at a premium to NAV and is now at a 8% discount, despite all the buybacks of the last weeks. Perhaps Investec is continuing to off load.|
|Looks a possible buy but you might also look at HFEL which has a higher yield (prospective looks like 7.0% versus 5.8% here) and a stronger dividend growth record. If you are looking for foreign income, you might also consider ALAI which has just rebased the dividend downwards but which still yields 7.3%. Political risk in Latin America is probably a bit higher, though.|
|anybody buying at these levels ? 5%+ yield. low gearing.|
......But what should private investors, who may not have large amounts of money for high-risk investments in uncertain Asian economies, do with all this information?
For those that already hold Asian funds, it could strengthen confidence to hold on, instead of joining the panic selling.
And for investors with enough risk appetite, Asian-focused investment trusts that either offer a high dividend yield or trade at a discount to their net asset value, may be worth exploring.
John Newlands, an investment trusts expert at Brewin Dolphin, is currently recommending Aberdeen Asset Management’s Asian Income trust.
As the chart below shows, the trust is trading at a slight discount to the market value of the stocks that it holds, with a dividend yield of around 5 per cent.
“The presence of a decent dividend yield tends to underpin the [stock’s] rating,” Mr Newlands says, explaining that this — combined with Aberdeen’s “experienced” Asian management team — may attract new investors into the trust, “despite the volatility in this uncertain part of the world”.|
|Sorry mis-read date!|
|Although I hold quite a few of these, they are all held in nominee accounts and I evidently missed any emails about the issue of further shares.
May I ask at what price they were offered, as this may in part account for current weakness?|
|Yes interesting. I didn't go for any C shares, so am hoping they don't affect the share price too much!|