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BlackRock – European Absolute Alpha Fund

BlackRock

European Absolute Alpha Fund

Type: Unit trust

Aim: Growth by investing long in equities, short using derivatives and in cash

Minimum investment: Lump sum £500, monthly £50

Investment split: 100% in equities, derivatives and cash

Isa link: Yes

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 1.5%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 08457 405 405

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By Rob Burnett, Neptune European Opportunities Fund

In recent months, investors have become more pessimistic about both the European and the US economic outlook and yet stockmarkets have pushed on to new highs. Some would argue that this is a worrying divergence. We would take the opposite view. This appears to be classic bull market behaviour. A wall of worry has been rebuilt, and stockmarket resilience should be taken as a sign of strength. The market is discounting an improving economic outlook ahead, particularly in the south of Europe.

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