How to buy The City of London Investment Trust shares

The City of London Investment Trust shares have increased 0.25% from their previous closing price (413.5p). Learn how to easily invest in The City of London Investment Trust shares.

City Of London Investment Trust (CTY) is a publicly traded asset management business based in the UK. The City of London Investment Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 395.5p is 7.3% down on its price a month ago (426.5p).

How to buy shares in The City of London Investment Trust

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. CTY in this case.
  4. Choose an order type. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares or dollar amount.
  5. Submit the order. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Alternative ways to invest in The City of London Investment Trust

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including The City of London Investment Trust), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

The City of London Investment Trust is a major part of the London stock exchange, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy The City of London Investment Trust stock?

Review technicals and fundamentals to help you determine if now's a good time for you to invest.

Technical analysis

View The City of London Investment Trust's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

Use our graph to track the performance of CTY stock over time.

Historical closes compared with the last close of 395.5

1 week (2024-06-06)-6.28%
1 month (2024-05-15)-7.27%
3 months (2024-03-14)
6 months (2023-12-14)-1.98%
1 year (2023-06-15)-1.49%
2 years (2022-06-14)-3.54%
3 years (2021-06-15)-0.50%
5 years (2019-06-13)-5.61%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is The City of London Investment Trust under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the The City of London Investment Trust P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

The City of London Investment Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, The City of London Investment Trust's shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United Kingdom stock market as of 09 November, 2023 (10). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, The City of London Investment Trust's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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