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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Merchants Trust LSE:MRCH London Ordinary Share GB0005800072 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +8.00p +1.72% 472.00p 470.00p 477.00p 479.00p 470.00p 473.00p 133,597 16:35:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 32.6 27.7 25.5 18.5 513.20

Merchants Trust Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
28/10/2014
20:52
I agree with mozy, the IC coverage of investment trusts is very good. They also have a list of 100 trusts that they like (which also includes unit trusts). If you are looking for safe (!) yield then consider bond trusts. I use several listed bond investment trusts and all pay yields over 5% and have delivered good capital growth as well. Have a look at CMHY, HDIV and NCYF. After 2008 they were available at discounts although now most are at premiums which isn't so great.
rcturner2
28/10/2014
10:08
http://www.trustnet.com/
redips2
27/10/2014
19:36
Campervan - grab a copy of this weeks investors chronicle. Tonnes of investment trust stuff in it this week.
mozy123
27/10/2014
16:28
OK thanks, RC. I'm looking now to consolidate my portfolio (predominantly stocks) into reliable and safe dividend payers that I will be able to live off from next year over the long term. That's why I looked at this one with its impressive history. Just a bit disappointing that 1% goes straightaway. Can't have everything I guess.
campervan1
27/10/2014
15:22
campervan, that level of charge is not that unusual and is usually lower than for a similar unit trust. Investment trusts have delivered very good returns for investors net of the charges. I own several different trusts and they have all done very well over the long term.
rcturner2
27/10/2014
15:20
Never invested in an investment trust before. Can someone clarify for me please the charges for this. On their website it says annual management charge of .35% and ongoing charges of .66%. Is the total charge therefore 1.01%? Seems a bit high to me if that's the case. Thanks.
campervan1
21/10/2014
18:14
I hold them too, Q2U.
asmodeus
26/9/2014
11:59
I thought I was the only PI that held these! I used to look after the share certificates for this fund many years ago and have held them for nearly as long. Never once dropped the dividend though it was a bit close once or twice. It is not a bad way of trading the market as well, with the dividends to help you through the minor dips
q2u
25/9/2014
10:38
Actually that's a good thought - don't have MRCH in my ISA as yet (I do have Neil Woodford though). B1
beaufort1
25/9/2014
10:15
Fellow LT holder here too. Have in an ISA as my alternative FTSE tracker, the large & growing dividend being the obvious additional attraction.
wirralowl
25/9/2014
10:11
Yep a nice dull share that cranks out a good solid divi.
beaufort1
25/9/2014
09:48
Nice core holding in the portfolio that just keeps churning out the steadily rising dividends, although it looks like the 24.00p that I had pencilled in for the current FY will not be met. Possibly 23.80p?
speedsgh
25/9/2014
09:45
Thanks Speeds - glad someone else is following this share! B1
beaufort1
25/9/2014
08:32
Half Yearly Report - HTTP://www.investegate.co.uk/merchants-trust---mrch-/rns/half-yearly-report/201409241257425037S/ "The board has declared a second quarterly dividend of 5.9p per ordinary share, payable on 11 November 2014 to shareholders on the register at close of business on 10 October 2014. The total distribution declared for the first half of 2014/15 is 11.8p net, maintaining the same payment compared to the first half-year dividends paid last year. As at 31 July 2014, the Trust's revenue reserve, after deducting the first and second interim dividends, represented 13.2p per share (2013 - 13.5p)."
speedsgh
10/12/2013
14:20
tel5 - cheers
speedsgh
10/12/2013
14:03
either city merchants high yield trust chmy paying dividend 4x a year 4.25% or shires income shrs paying dividend 4 x a year yield currently 5.1%
tel5
10/12/2013
13:22
Can anyone recommend a peer to MRCH (investment trust) which offers an attractive yield?
speedsgh
10/12/2013
12:15
The talking heads on various channels are predicting some volatility in Q1 and Q2 of 2014 - The inevitable reduction in QE will not be wonderful for equities so maybe now is the time to hold a fund like Merchants if they can continue to offer a good yield.
losos
03/10/2013
09:03
still offers a good steady yield at just under 5% payable quarterly so a good share to have in isas offering a good income with good chance of capital growth over the medium term
tel5
04/6/2013
08:13
Back to a 5% yield at current prices.
dandu69
30/4/2013
08:50
And that includes me!
asmodeus
30/4/2013
07:52
there are a lot of people who hold this share in isas as it is a consistent dividend payer and should also show growth as markets improve .
tel5
29/4/2013
15:36
Surprise there`s not much interest in this, steady dividend income provider.
dandu69
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