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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Smithson Investment Trust Plc LSE:SSON London Ordinary Share GB00BGJWTR88 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -20.00 -1.2% 1,646.00 1,648.00 1,650.00 1,678.00 1,648.00 1,664.00 423,938 16:35:16
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 15.5 1.6 0.3 6,330.8 2,568

Smithson Investment Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
26/5/2019
07:35
To clarify the premium. The highest point was in December, at 12.5% and lowest February at 1.6%. I would not worry too much about new issues, many like HFEL do that. Hopefully it is part of a control mechanism and they will buy shares back if they trade at a discount, which is currently unlikely!
andyj
25/5/2019
22:44
Also I think there is massive institutional desire for these. I cant blame management for making hay while the sun shines. This may increase liquidity for us in the long term. Possibly cusioning the share price too wild swings - i might be wrong though. :)
thelongandtheshortandthetall
25/5/2019
22:41
You have a fair point. The slight premium to nav is our safety net. Ive been tacking it loosely and on occaision if memory serves the premium has been about 4% to net asset values. I treat this as part payment for managements costs. Investment trusts arent for everyone. Personally they work for me. And my dealing costs are far lower than if i tried to replicate the diversification this trust gives me.
thelongandtheshortandthetall
25/5/2019
20:06
is anyone concerned about the constant issue of new shares, which makes it more like an open-ended fund rather than an investment trust? albeit at a price slightly above NAV. |But it could be more in benefit to the fund manager rather than the shareholders and therefore pose a conflict of interest if it continues indefinitely.
ceaserxzy
25/5/2019
03:07
Certainly until proven otherwise, such as Woodford and Mark Barnett. Again, I think their fall from grace has and will send more investors this way.Being an ex pat I can only access quoted funds, I would not usually allocate such a high percentage to one holding, but this does seem to be exceptional.
andyj
24/5/2019
19:22
Some top quality investments there. You can't really go wrong with T Smith, Lindsell/Train and KAL all in your portfolio.
tongostl
24/5/2019
15:18
Read your post as 'what others do you have?' hence reply. Left it there anyway may interest someone in ADVFN Land :0)
thelongandtheshortandthetall
24/5/2019
15:16
Andyj Order of holdings: Smithson Fundsmith global equity Cash Watch list and previously held funds: Buffettology UK Fund Lindsell Train Global Equity If you're interested there is a tonne of Terry Smith vids and AGMs on youtube. Plus Keith Ashworth-Lord (Buffettolgy) has written a great book called 'Invest in the best'
thelongandtheshortandthetall
24/5/2019
15:02
An interesting viewpoint. Only this will fall more tentatively and recover more quickly than any index fund. Perhaps 20% is overly cautious. What do others have?
andyj
24/5/2019
14:49
I view Smithson Investment Trust as a kind of Index fund. But it only holds really good, proven growth stocks.. 50+% of my portfolio.
thelongandtheshortandthetall
24/5/2019
14:21
I am in. I am always wary about buying after a good run, but this fund is different. Terry is one of the very few proven maestros of investing and this and FEET are his only quoted funds. There is going to be strong demand for the foreseeable future and in any market, holding something that is highly prized is a good position to be in. I will pound cost average until it reaches 20% of my portfolio. Risky? I don't think so.
andyj
13/5/2019
09:22
Added a few more here.
lomax99
05/5/2019
22:31
Why all of the NAV RNSs on the 3rd??
thelongandtheshortandthetall
26/4/2019
14:07
Agree but stripping one offs and defence spending etc out it's not quite so stunning
eh9
26/4/2019
13:38
Stonking v good US 1Q GDP of 3.2% vs ests of 2.3%...US economy growing hence worries of recession are over blown...thus all look good for SSON
montynj
24/4/2019
19:06
if Carlsberg did fund managers..
steptoes yard
24/4/2019
19:01
Large percentage I have in sson and fundsmith. Returns have been stellar
greatballsoffire451
24/4/2019
17:41
Terry and his team know what they are doing.
brexitplus
24/4/2019
17:32
DPZ one of our larger holdings I suspect too. :)
thelongandtheshortandthetall
24/4/2019
16:53
I recall in December a poster complaining about the inclusion of Dominoes.
chucko1
24/4/2019
16:35
DPZ , dominoes pizza, one of their holdings is up 9.5% on good results
montynj
24/4/2019
11:08
Very handy they keep issuing shares at slight premium to NAV. May the steady rise continue 😁
thelongandtheshortandthetall
24/4/2019
10:54
Nice bounce in NAV today
montynj
12/4/2019
10:52
Greatballsoffire I bought equal values of Fundsmith Equity and LT Global. Averaging regional percentages results in current disclosures as US 48.61% UK 25.52% Europe 13.04% Japan 10.06% Cash 2.77% which for me is a good portfolio. I also hold SSON for mid-cap.
brexitplus
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