Fund Focus

Bargain hunter: new manager and double-digit discount

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Money Observer's Marina Gerner has hunted down another bargain investment trust, this time sporting a blockbuster 12% discount and a new manager with a cracking record.

Five doomsday funds to safeguard investors' cash

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With a slew of global headwinds stoking fears of recession, Money Observer's Kyle Caldwell reveals five ultra-defensive funds aimed at protecting your cash, come what may.

Bargain hunter: 8% dividend growth and widest discount in years

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Money Observer's own investment trust bargain hunter Kyle Caldwell reveals another gem: a trust run by a Woodford protégé, delivering 8% dividend growth and at a record discount.

A short-term growth portfolio for higher-risk investors

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This portfolio returned nearly 20% over three years, leaving its index in the dust. Money Observer's Marina Gerner explores how it's built, who it's for and why it's done so well.

Shares to buy, hold or sell: Fidelity Global Dividend

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This fund leads its sector over three years, with almost double the average return. Money Observer's David Brenchley gets the lowdown on the manager's recent trades.

Do you have too many holdings in your portfolio?

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Diversifying holdings to safeguard returns is a core tenet of the investor's creed - but just how far should you go? Money Observer's Danielle Levy asks the experts.

Funds versus trusts: what do they cost?

Investors today have more access to both investment trusts and open-ended funds - but what do they cost and what do those fees buy you? Matthew Read at QuotedData explains.

18 diverse fund picks to boost returns

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Against a gloomy backdrop, fund managers are forced to search for opportunities elsewhere. Money Observer's Jane Wallace asks a panel of investment experts for their hot picks.

May's 10 most-bought funds

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May saw big moves in sister magazine Money Observer's 10 most-bought funds, writes Marina Gerner, with a buffeted biotech fund coming in from the cold.

Broaden your income horizons to reduce dividend risk

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The quest for reliable income has become key for today's investors, so fund manager Chris Wright at Premier has detailed two expert approaches to maximise payouts.