As 2021 fades in the memory, the spectre of inflation is firmly on investors’ minds and Simon Gergel gives his view on what that may mean for markets in 2022. After a year where finding genuinely under-priced good businesses – rather than those that are cheap for a reason – paid dividends, Simon explains how extreme pricing anomalies still appear prevalent. This could be where investors are overlooking longer-term potential or, equally, being over exuberant on short-term earnings momentum.
The Merchants Trust PLC has, for many years, focused on a simple proposition: to deliver a high and rising income together with capital growth, through a policy of investing mainly in higher-yielding large UK companies. We measure our success in attaining this objective by comparing the performance of the portfolio against the performance of the FTSE All-Share Index.
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Established in 1889, The Merchants Trust PLC has successfully navigated a variety of market conditions, economic cycles and even world wars. The Trust has demonstrated the benefit of active management over time and its aims today are remarkably similar to when it started: to provide its shareholders with an above-average level of income which increases over time.
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