Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust LSE:FRCL London Ordinary Share GB0003466074 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.00p +0.37% 547.50p 547.50p 548.50p 548.00p 544.50p 544.50p 274,572.00 16:29:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 58.0 51.4 8.4 65.0 2,994.05

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17/1/2017
13:31
Sterling up after the PM's speech about Brexit meaning Brexit "for sure". I would have bet on the Pound to drop even more, but logic is not what it used to be. FRCL is getting hammered. Looks like all the recent gains (past week or so) had been due to sugar highs thanks to Sterling tanking. Gold is down too. I hope today's drop in FRCL is an overreaction the other way this time.
vacendak
15/1/2017
15:27
And another Sterling rout announced for tomorrow after the Sunday papers having learnt what the PM will say on Tuesday: Brexit means out of the EU, out of the Single Market, out of everything EU. So... FRCL should shot up by another 6 to 12p in one day. I hope we will still stay in the eurovision song contest though. My eurosceptiscism has it limits! :)
vacendak
09/1/2017
13:40
Yep, @Monkster you are right. The markets got spooked by the PM's comments during her interview on Sky. When watching her, she said more clearly that we are leaving the EU and everything in the EU package. She clearly reiterated that "We are leaving" and better (or worse depending on one's views on the EU) she said: “often people talk in terms as if we are leaving the EU but we still want to keep bits of membership of the EU. We’re leaving; we’re coming out.” In other words: no small bits, no single-market access, no opt-in, just "the best possible trade deal". Technically a "Hard Brexit"; but that was/is/will be the only thing on the table from the EU anyway there is again nothing actually new. I do not like them, but it is not in their interest to give us an inch on anything. Whatever bargain we strike will have to be on trade and trade only (market access, tariff or lack thereof, etc.). So, yes, those in the markets who were still hoping that nothing much would happen by the end of March, as in us staying in the EEA, have been spooked today. This might explain why FRCL is up (it does not have that much "pure UK" holdings after all), £ is down and gold is up. Talking of FRCL, while I hold it as a "safe" component in my pf, it has performed very well on a YTD basis (I keep investing a bit monthly), making me wonder why I bother betting on riskier stuff like PE or "value investing". Those are still reaping a bit more, but not by much compared to good old boring Foreign & Colonial. :)
vacendak
09/1/2017
13:10
yeah maybe though vodophone down 4.i did wonder if its in anticipation of wall st breaking through 20000
manrobert
09/1/2017
11:56
pound down
the monkster
09/1/2017
10:29
anyone know the reason for todays flying start.
manrobert
23/12/2016
11:52
Now beating its benchmark for six months, as well as 3Y and 5Y but was always doing so. Still a bit behind for 1Y and 3months, but FRCL has had a good ride of late regularly beating its 52w high. Full of boring stocks, with a hint of PE, but it does exactly what it is meant to do as a reliable part of a portfolio.
vacendak
03/11/2016
16:33
A hiccup of late? The Sp and NAV have down for a few days in a row.
vacendak
12/8/2016
08:52
And done with 504.50p. They had a midly bad news recently about not beating their index.
vacendak
10/8/2016
12:07
Breaching 500p soon?
vacendak
25/7/2016
10:24
Not doing badly these days, it has recently hit its 52 weeks high. Most of the stocks held in it are reporting in non-Sterling, so this has certainly helped a lot. The NAV has progressed nicely and steadily too.
vacendak
30/8/2012
09:34
A Winning Formula Here is a excellent and informative article from Fund Web: GLOBAL DIVERSITY A WINNING FORMULA http://www.fundweb.co.uk/fund-strategy/issues/20th-august-2012/global-diversity-is-winning-formula/1056150.article A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH FUND MANAGER OF FOREIGN & COLONIAL, JEREMY TIGUE: http://vimeo.com/26670302 P.S. Here's some links about SCLP, one of the hottest stocks at the moment: http://www.euroinvestor.com/community/discussionthread.aspx?iid=2467508&threadid=256596&mode=2 http://www.euroinvestor.com/community/discussionthread.aspx?iid=2467508&threadid=253089&mode=2 http://www.euroinvestor.com/community/discussionthread.aspx?iid=2467508&threadid=257550&mode=2
northernlass
30/8/2012
09:32
A Compelling Choice FOREIGN & COLONIAL INVESTMENT TRUST REMAINS A COMPELLING CHOICE FOR INVESTORS Britain's oldest investment trust, the Silver-rated Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust (FRCL), just announced it increased net assets by 5.1% during the first six months of the year. This increase was no easy feat considering the current challenging market conditions. F&C's chairman Simon Fraser explained that the investment trust's performance was boosted by its private equity holdings, which account for almost 19% of the portfolio. Meanwhile, listed companies, which continue to increase their dividends, also gave the investment trust a boost. This investment trust is a compelling choice for investors because it has not only performed well in the last six months, but it has reported solid returns over the long term. Managed consistently by Jeremy Tigue since 1997, F&C has comfortably beaten its peers in the Morningstar Global Large-Cap Blend Equity category over the last one, three, five and 10 years. These returns have been achieved with risk kept in check, and that's despite the use of gearing. Source: http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/69962/3-Global-Equity-Funds-That-Beat-the-Odds.aspx
northernlass
08/5/2012
22:15
A good report at the AGM today. They commented that the revenue reserve covers the dividend more than twice, while the capital reserve covers it by about 30 times. With the change in the rules, there would seem to be plenty of scope for increasing the dividend, hopefully at the expense of share buy-backs which would allow a 50% increase.
deanforester
05/3/2012
10:19
Final results out today. 4.10p final, paid 11th May, XD 11 April. The 41st consecutive increase.
deanforester
15/5/2011
17:20
came back to talk to myself sold half my holding on Friday
chairman2
29/3/2011
19:43
where is everybody where are the bloggers for Inv Trust shares?
chairman2
10/2/2011
11:50
huge retail shareholder base and zero activity - what is it I wonder? Could there be more institutional shakeups in the sector?
chairman2
07/10/2010
12:51
do we still feel these guys are rubbish or was it just bad luck holding BP?
chairman2
16/3/2010
16:10
F & C Invest Trust Final 17-03-2010(XD) 31-03-2010 (PAYMENT) 3.65p DIVIDEND
washbrook
04/9/2009
09:50
These guys have missed out on the stock market recovery - their investing has been rubbish. Harsh but true. These shares haven't even bounced 20% from their lows!
brain smiley
14/8/2009
15:09
discount widening +---------------------------------------------+--------------+--+------------+ | Financial liabilities at fair value | 265.14 | | 264.38 | +---------------------------------------------+--------------+--+------------+ | Financial liabilities at par value | 270.32 | | 269.57 | +---------------------------------------------+--------------+--+------------+
brain smiley
13/7/2009
11:50
Fair value 230.5p http://www.fundnets.net/fn_filelibrary//file/uk_re_it_factsheet_fc_fcit.pdf
washbrook
13/7/2009
11:46
Have to agree at these levels FRCL looks v good for long term value. Good discount to NAV at the moment and a good way of getting gearing into future recovery.
charlesdar
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