Funds Analysis & Video

Active Income Portfolio: Opportunities after dividend sell-off

Active Income Portfolio: Opportunities after dividend sell-off

Life is tough for income investors after the Trump-inspired bond proxy sell-off. But David Budworth reckons now may be the time to find companies with reliable and growing dividends. Is Lloyds one? 

November's 10 most-bought funds

November's 10 most-bought funds interactive investor top 10 funds passive active

Trackers still outnumber active funds in our top 10, while one emerging market player has seen huge gains on developed market uncertainty. Marina Gerner explains.

Experts name best funds to be in right now

Experts name best funds to be in right now

With uncertainty around in bucketloads, Marina Gerner asks a panel of asset managers where investors should be putting their money.

Why we need more Neil Woodfords

Why we need more Neil Woodfords

The 90s had plenty of famous fund managers and firms, writes Andrew Pitts, but the cult of the star manager is all but gone. He thinks we could do with more of Woodford's ilk.

Consistency counts: 30 reliable table-topping funds

Consistency counts: 30 reliable table-topping funds

Kyle Caldwell introduces the cream of the crop from Money Observer's 194 Rated Funds - these 30 funds have delivered consistently market-beating returns, year after year.

Eight funds to capitalise on Autumn Statement fallout

Eight funds to capitalise on Autumn Statement fallout

Whether you thought it was a damp squib or a spending splurge, Faith Glasgow has identified eight top funds to help you profit from Philip Hammond's first budget update.

October's 10 most-bought funds

October's 10 most-bought funds

Our most-bought list shows a continued flow of investors from active into passive funds, as well as a big surge for one top-performing emerging markets fund. Marina Gerner reports.

Active vs passive funds: Getting the balance right

Active vs passive funds: getting the balance right

There's been a huge move toward passive funds, rejecting active managers' fees - but ETFs have their evangelists too. Cherry Reynard explains how to get the right mix for you.

These funds returned up to 4,637% in 30 years

These top-performing funds returned up to 4,637% in 30 years

In the 30 years since the UK's 'big bang', stockmarket indices have swollen by over 1,000%. These top funds returned nearly four times as much, writes Ben Yearsley.

10 alternatives to Neil Woodford and Terry Smith

10 alternatives to Neil Woodford and Terry Smith investment funds equities

CF Woodford Equity Income and Fundsmith Equity have been our most-bought funds for months, but there's much to be gained by not following the crowds, explains Marina Gerner.