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Financial advisers name their investment trust ISA tips for all ages

Financial advisers name their investment trust Isa tips for all ages

The Association of Investment Companies has collated investment company Isa recommendations from financial advisers for all ages.

Investment trusts: The basics and 10 trusts to buy and hold

Investment trusts: the basics

Rob Griffin gives you the lowdown on investment trusts' key features and how they compare to other types of investment on cost and performance.

Should I buy Woodford Income Focus – or one of these five alternatives?

Should I buy Woodford Income Focus – or one of these five alternatives?

David Brenchley discusses whether investors should pile into star manager Neil Woodford's new income fund, or choose one of these proven alternatives.

With inflation on the rise should investors be buying value or growth?

With inflation on the rise should investors be buying value or growth?

In an inflationary environment history's lesson suggests there's an investment strategy that shines more than other approaches, finds Kyle Caldwell.

Investment trust bargain hunter: Top investor slips to 6% discount

Investment trust bargain hunter: Top investor slips to 6% discount

This investment trust is a favourite with income investors and is trading on a wider-than-normal discount of 6%, finds Kyle Caldwell.

Five global funds that avoid style bias

Five global funds that avoid style bias

Many global funds have a growth or value bias, but Ceri Jones finds that a more mixed and contrarian approach may be more suitable in the current environment.

Saltydog Portfolio: allocation to technology sector 'essential' for investors

Saltydog Portfolio: allocation to technology sector 'essential' for investors

One sector which in recent times has given a consistently positive performance is the technology sector, says Saltydog's Douglas Chadwick.

Revealed: 25 top-performing UK fund managers of the past decade

Revealed: 25 top-performing UK fund managers of the past decade

A Best of British league table names the top 25 performing UK sector managers over the past decade, but where's Neil Woodford? Kyle Caldwell reveals all.

Three 'dividend heroes' reach 50 years of consecutive dividend increases

Three 'dividend heroes' reach 50 years of consecutive dividend increases

These so-called 'dividend heroes' are on a list of 20 investment companies that have increased dividends for 20 years-plus. Marina Gerner reveals who. 

Three sectors where passive trumps active

Three sectors where passive trumps active

Passive investing works better in some areas than others. Kenneth Lamont selects Morningstar-rated ETFs for effective exposure in three such sectors.