Bonds

Readying for dividend cuts in Active Income Portfolio

Readying for dividend cuts in Active Income Portfolio

Heather Connon has acted on correction fears by halving the Active Income Portfolio's holding in a UK-focused trust and adding a property fund.

Strategic approach makes the most of bullish bond markets

Strategic approach makes the most of bullish bond markets

Bond fund returns, in particular sterling strategic fund returns, have shot up this year, but interest rate rises could bring them back to earth.

Find the best way to boost your income

Find the best way to boost your income

Head of investment at Interactive Investor Rebecca O'Keeffe outlines what options are available to provide income in today's low interest rate environment.

Fund profile: Standard Life Emerging Market Debt

Fund profile: Standard Life Emerging Market Debt

Money Observer Rated Fund Standard Life Emerging Market Debt has 89% invested in US dollar bonds.

Fund Awards 2014: Global Bonds

Fund Awards 2014: Global Bonds

The Legg Mason Brandywine Global Fixed Income fund achieved more than double the return of the global bond sector over three years.

Fund Awards 2014: UK Bonds

Fund Awards 2014: UK Bonds

The winner of this year's large UK bond fund award is managed by Eric Holt, who has also carried off the trophy for the best ethical bond fund.

What to consider when investing

What to consider when investing

Risk is an inherent part of investing but it is possible for cautious and balanced investors to control that risk by spreading their money across a variety of asset classes.

Income streams from alternative sources

Income streams from alternative sources

In the current climate it makes sense to diversify your income stream and there are a number of "offbeat" sources of income that investors could consider.

US equities split asset allocation panellists

US equities split asset allocation panellists

While equities don't look cheap, they probably constitute better value than most other asset classes, says Robert Talbut of Royal London.

Long-term value emerges in BRIC markets

Long-term value emerges in BRIC markets

Nearly all of the asset allocation panellists are in favour of emerging markets - only Keith Wade at Schroders is sceptical.

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