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Baillie Gifford Us Growth Daily Update: Baillie Gifford Us Growth Trust Plc is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker USA. The last closing price for Baillie Gifford Us Growth was 252p.
Baillie Gifford Us Growth Trust Plc has a 4 week average price of 228p and a 12 week average price of 196p.
The 1 year high share price is 262p while the 1 year low share price is currently 111p.
There are currently 279,890,000 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,333,303 shares. The market capitalisation of Baillie Gifford Us Growth Trust Plc is £719,317,300.
dorlcote: The investment trust that's backing disruption: BAILLIE GIFFORD US GROWTH holds Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet and Facebook - but smaller unquoted firms too By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday Published:09:44, 31 December 2018 | Updated:10:18, 31 December 2018 It is still early days for shareholders who backed Baillie Gifford's launch of a new American investment trust - US Growth - nine months ago. Already, investors have enjoyed something of a rollercoaster ride with the trust's share price rising sharply before being hit by the big sell-off in American shares towards the end of the year. But overall, the trust has generated a tidy return of six per cent. Manager Gary Robinson is not that interested in what has happened short term. He is more interested in building a portfolio around some 'exceptional growth companies' in the United States and ensuring his shareholders reap the benefits over the long term. 'This trust does not seek to reflect the US economy or the country's stock market - the Standard & Poor's 500 Index,' says Robinson. 'As an investment house, we believe we are at the beginning of a once in a generation change in the global economy. We are going to witness a decade of disruption and we want to back those corporate disruptors that are going to prove successful.' He adds: 'If a company fits with our investment philosophy, we are going to back it enthusiastically.' Although the investment trust's top holdings - including Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet and Facebook - reflect this disruptive theme, what makes Baillie Gifford US Growth slightly different is its seven per cent stake in American unquoted companies. It reflects Robinson's belief that there are many 'disruptors' which currently remain private businesses - and will prove equally as successful as their listed counterparts. The trust's exposure to 'unquoteds' will tickle up, he says, as new opportunities are found. 'American businesses are no longer rushing to list on the stock market,' says Robinson. 'It is an expensive process with a mound of regulatory and reporting requirements. They would rather stay private.' Among the seven unlisted companies in the trust's portfolio is Butterfly Network, a company that is bringing ultrasound imagery to the masses. It has developed a personal ultrasound device that then allows images to be seen on a mobile phone. Robinson says the company's products will 'democratise health care'. Another key holding is Peloton Interactive, a company that allows fitness fans to participate in gym classes from the comfort of their home. 'In effect you can take part in a spinning class run by your favourite instructor from your front room,' says Robinson. Over the years, Baillie Gifford has spent much time building contacts in the United States that provide managers with access to private business. Robinson says such access is vital - far more important than that for the management of listed companies where financial information and analyst research is more prevalent. US Growth will make money on these unquoted investments when the businesses decide to float on the stock market or are bought by a rival. This could take a while but Robinson is relaxed. 'We have long-time horizons,' he says. 'We are indifferent to when they list. The key is that they are successful.' Baillie Gifford US Growth represents an exciting longterm investment opportunity but it should only be a small part - five per cent - of any portfolio. The Edinburgh investment house also has a longer standing fund, Baillie Gifford American, that might appeal to those who are more comfortable investing in a fund with a track record (132 per cent return over five years). US Growth has assets of £260million and an annual charge of 0.85 per cent.
pngasef: Wow. NAV fallen to 97p!! Share price holding up well despite this.
nocrapversion4: again in the book the Buffett portfolio, the current investing market is all about volatility, joe public investor hates it. buffett says that isnt risk, risk is the the complete loss of your capital, eg a stock goes bust, or the how vunerable a company's future is, or have you overpaid for a stock or have you invested too much% in one of these types of stocks relatively speaking. that is risk according to him. so what to do with this trust, as it isnt a dividend paying trust, its not for income and its share price will fluctuate, so its for longterm holders that dont need to sell to pay lifes daily bills, eg those not retired or needing money today. solution for those who may even be retired, and i dont like dividend stocks,as buffett says a company that makes too much money and doesnt know what to do with it should give it back in dividends, but the shareholder should then take these and invest that money into growing stocks. IMO, its all about having a cash float, that you access when this trust may be up or down in the future, and it may be down some years, but that is individual years,and individual years after 5 to 10 yrs mark, but imo still ahead after 5 to 10 yrs in total compared to the index benchmark. with this cash float you pay your bills,and avoiding selling shares when down years, 18 months to 3 yrs IMO. forget the live of dividends nonsense, as you will die leaving most of your capital behind. that also puts the nonsense that IFA's say you need such and such amount when retired, wrong, they think of living of dividends only and dividend stocks are mega overpriced and IMO old fashioned industries. YOU NEED LESS GRAND TOTAL. why??? you want to spend both shares and dividends if you drawdown(thats what shares are for, for selling and turning them into ready cash to pay bills.)( and drawdown your cash float if trust is down some years)(but top it up when trust has recovered to keep that all important float always present). and the day annuites give 15% a year return on investment, i'll have one of those instead !!!! all IMO. PS, the statement made by Buffett recently about his widow is to invest her inheritance in 90% in an index and 10% in shorterm gov bonds is misleading , WHY. cos it doesnt mention how much that is in £'s. if you need £15000min a year and you have say £1 million total and are aged 65, you could go total cash and live happily but if you are 65 and only have say £100000 and go 90% stocks and 10% bonds, then if the market is down, your 10% bonds will not be enought to pay your bills, ( that gets me back to the 18 months to 3 yrs cash float, you need) forget %'s, if you need £15000 min a year, then keep £22500 to £45000 in cash) then rest in stocks. buffett widow will prob receive $450 -$600 million ( he is giving away 99% of his wealth.) she doesnt need 90/10 split, she could be mega happy 100% cash.( or 99.9% stocks, 0.1% bonds) a famous fund manager said when questioned what portfolio advice would you give to your child if they inherited £5 million, he said forget stocks, forget investing ,the child would be able to live very happily in £5 million cash !!!!!!!!!!!
nocrapversion4: and if you ever wondered why individual stocks go up 20% then fall back down 5% the repeat,even though no earnings news etc has been reported etc, it isnt always based on fear/greed, that is markets general longterm risk/reward ratio and trend over months even years.. but the short term is basically, which fund can manipulate the share price the most. ie which fund can sell up first at the peak and buy in first at the low. the one that has the most money has the power to do this.!! if a fund sells £millions in a transaction and hence then lowers the stock price, the smaller funds then join in followed by the poor pi, with his/her few grand holding. then when the big rich fund decides to buy back in, thus here comes the poorer funds/pi that comes back in next and so on and so on.the game starts and stops. but this trust wont play that game, they only sell if they see a better stock or they made a mistake in their initial choice or they feel the maximum gains are slowing in the stock and hence buy a new one. if you want to see it in action look up a nanocap stock on AIM and watch the manipulation that goes on!! I have a theory that ex manager peter lynch got his outperformance that way, he owned at one point over 200 stocks, but they were mostly nano/microcaps, he would buy in, let stock rise 50% then sell up, constantly, looking for the next 50% stock he could own, perhaps it was his constant buying in that raised the stock price!!!!!!!(then he bailed constantly) his fund started at $20 mill and finished at $1.4 bill, thus he could target those nano/microcaps but got harder as his fund grew, thus he sold up after a 14 year run( which was in a bull market anyway) the way to judge a manager is not the short term performance of his fund/trust, that is just how popular he/she is this month, year, but judge them by the amount of profits their stocks make and are the profits of the companiers growing. but sadly sometimes stocks wont be as popular compared to cash/bonds,regardless how much money the companies make, and so folk rotate out of them based on risk/reward, but that doesnt mean the stocks arent still making good profits, it just means stocks arent the main wanted asset class. at that time.imo
nocrapversion4: scuttlebutt.!!!! explaination., Fishers word fisher says folk try to find out all they can about a stock, before they buy, just like me or you do, articles on the web etc. but he says you have to go beyond that and visit the premises, talk to the management. something me or you cant do. if you watch one of the videos of the presentations and aim of this trust on baillie gifford website you will see, one of the managers, Helen Xiong, explain the same theory that they look for information from unique sources, beyond the normal convention and that will include looking at the values, visions and attitiudes of the CEOs of these stocks. and by meeting them in person and questioning them. "Fisher didn’t have the internet to make his work easier, but even if he lived today, I doubt he would be sitting behind his computer reading news and articles solely as his main source of information. He’d he out on the streets visiting companies, making calls, talking with management and reading books or textbooks on industries he is interested in". PS forgive me if i made a few posts recently, its i expect this chatroom to be a lonely place, lol, why cos the gambers will be on aim nanocaps trying to pump n dump imo, as for them, investing is a quick fix hobby, actually gambling,day trading and manipulating as they need an attachment, a place to go, to accesories their hobby, which is a CHATROOM. in the same way folk that do rambling seem to need expensive walkling poles, i live in the countryside and laugh at them under my breath, some hobbies, just need the simplest of things, investing should be boring, I mean some aim stocks ceos actually read these chatrooms !!! the day Tom burnett or james anderson, waste their time ever reply on a chatroom will be the day hell freezes over. lol. some ramper/manipulator. will tell james anderson or tom or helen, to take his personal £27 mill invested back to his chip shop bedsit in Bolton !!! but chatrooms and wall street and CNBC make it "exciting" lol. pps, look at point 5 of the 15 points by fisher, this is my pet hate by folk on nanocaps./microcaps on chatrooms, they say look profit has went up 100% this year, eg revenue say £100 mill profit, £2 mill, this year £4 mill. wow. then they say that justifies a 100% rise in share price,if they do that next year, and beyond the share price will rise 100% every year, NO it does not. if a stock makes £100 mill in revenue and £40 mill in profit, then next year £50 mill in profit, then GIVE me that stock every day!!! one reason tobacco stocks had 23000% share price rises since 1980, until recently, huge profit margin !!! IMO if you want to turn £150000 into say £800000 over the years via compounding, own a unique trust that owns both private unicorns and bigger listed amazing companies and HOLD IT long term. If you want to turn £2000 into £4000 then to £3000 then £8000, then £4000, then £2000, via playing, trading and gambling on Aim nano/microcaps but not via compounding, then go ahead.! bye. take care.
nocrapversion4: The only prob i found was i had difficulty buying £10000 the other day, due to the popularity of the trust, when a pension fund made a recent big purchase. this is why the trust issue more shares into the market, to avoid the share price becomes overvalued. scottish mortgage trust had the same problem, too much demand for it, it had to issue more shares for institutes buying in to prevent the NAV becoming overvalued, which deters some new buyers.
maxk: Big Mac anyone?,,30200-12958849,00.html Off the menu: US beef SAMPLES BEING EXAMINED British scientists are to release their findings on whether an American cow was infected with BSE - the so called mad cow disease. Tissue samples were flown to the Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge, Surrey, where scientists are working to complete the analysis. Suspicions have grown that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) had been discovered in a recently slaughtered cow from a farm in Washington State. In the US, both the cattle industry and the government are insisting that American beef is safe to eat. Russia, Japan, Mexico and Australia were among several nations to suspend beef imports on Wednesday. The move followed the announcement by US Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman on Tuesday that the Holstein dairy cow had "preliminarily" tested positive for BSE. But there are no immediate plans to suspend imports to the UK, where only a small amount of beef arrives from the US each year. US meat producers and retailers - including fast-food giant McDonald's - suffered share price falls following the news. Mad cow disease attacks the brains of cattle. It sprang up in Britain in 1986 and spread through countries in Europe and Asia, prompting massive destruction of herds and decimating the European beef industry. At the peak of Britain's epidemic in 1992 more than 36,000 cases were confirmed. Scientists believe that human consumption of BSE infected products causes variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - a brain-wasting illness that has claimed at least 140 UK lives. Last Updated: 07:59 UK, Thursday December 25, 2003
kvu: Mr PH I would agree with your view of bullishness coming through around the later part of the evening. Check the is too f-ing strong for any decline right now...but you can tell. I am flat right now and going for another milkshake from McDonalds. Might as well help their share price a bit more.
pmeas: what i find hard to grasp is anyone (ie:raptor or anyother predictors allways fail to mention even a mention about forex)Forex goes hand in hand with the value off one countrys indexs.Also the amount of new money being brought to market. Eg. If say micosoft traded at say $50.00 in 2001 or sept 11th they then sell that share the dollar drops 9-10% or even more the share drops to say $26 Then add that 10% to the value of your new £, euro what ever then return to the market to buy the same share and you are getting the share at about 75% cheaper than 2001.Even though it might be still over valued in some peoples eyes in real terms microsoft from the £ point of veiw is £13.00 apply that to a lesser share price and they are bargins,So where in a chartist veiw point is the value of forex applied to his /her charts. Hence once the correction has been made on the forex and the dollar is pushed strong again thats when the selling off of the indexs will start and not until because not only will foregien investors have made money on its shareprices they will have had a material gain on its forex as well so a 50% gain on share price and a 10% gain at the £ end and a 10% loss on the dollar end equals nearly a real return of 70%. and if the dollar falls further the more the indexs will rise.
pmeas: If you just stole two of the largest oil reserves in the world afghanistan and iraq,would you expect your share price to rise,and might i add unexplored in iraqs case. its now a question of time can they get the oil flowing before it goes bankrupt the news you should have on ya monitor is the UN. The word consolidation (in my terms means to collect more shorts or longs to pay for the rise or fall dependant on which way the market is traveling)in this case rise. The money flow and inflation the fed is creating will bring stock market prices higher and tie that with the current dollar deprication and i can see 14000 being knocked out once all oil is flowing ,hence for an american to keep up with inflation and deprication of the dollar the best place to be is in the stock market doesn,t matter what share,inflation or deprication will take the price higher,and the other main advantage of this game for america is the est $9,000,000,000,000.trillion dollars it has borrowed will in effect become a third of the value just because interest rates are low does not mean they have no inflation. So conclusion it can go one of two ways but the price action we are seeing is at the moment risk reward if they pull it off the investor who bought ebay at 94.00 could see his share price doubleing,take one look at the japan prices paid in yen. Catch my drift.
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