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The big AIM blue chips stocks seem to have all the support

There is an increasingly large pool of money finding its way into the shares of ‘qualifying’ AIM companies for inheritance tax planning purposes. As well as my own good firm many of the larger private client brokers are now actively promoting their inheritance tax planning portfolios to new clients. No doubt they are also investing their more elderly client’s portfolios into AIM stocks as well.

With regard to the AIM market I sense that a lot of the IHT planning money is essentially chasing the same shares to form the nucleus of many managers’ portfolios.

It seems highly likely that Domino’s Pizza, Majestic Wine, Mears, International Greetings, Young & Co and Dobbies Garden Centre, to name but a few choice AIM names, probably appear in the vast majority of IHT portfolios.

The share price of these AIM blue chips should therefore we well supported by a largely thoughtful, prudent and long term shareholder base - it all sounds ideal!


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