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Redemptions Watch: Woodford Walloped; is Gating WEIF really in investors’ best interests?

By Nigel Somerville | Friday 16 August 2019

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Neil Woodford suffered another terrible day yesterday. His Norwegian disrupter of biometric cards, Idex, reported another quarter of monster cashburn and it is clear it will need yet more cash, his Income Focus Fund (WIFF) was hammered in the markets, as was the Equity Income Fund (WEIF) to a lesser extent, Verseon slid further to just 12p bid, Kier (KIE) was slapped down by 11%.....but at least the Patient Capital Trust offered a marginal increase in NAV – although the shares were slapped down in the market anyway...

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