Fund Focus

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.

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 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.

Balanced Portfolio: Well-crafted balancing act pays off

Balanced Portfolio: Well-crafted balancing act pays off

Wealth manager Roddy Kohn discusses his portfolio's three-year performance and reflects whether, in hindsight, he would have managed it differently.

Where we are investing our ISA allowances

Where we are investing our ISA allowances

Team members at our sister site Money Observer reveal their investment choices for what looks certain to be a year of both opportunity and risk.

Five 'high conviction' funds that bet against the crowd

Five 'high conviction' funds that bet against the crowd

Fund managers with the flexibility to go off-piste and run high-conviction portfolios stand to prosper in times like these. Jennifer Hill names five of the best.

UK equity income sector rules to change

UK equity income sector rules to change

UK equity income funds will only have to match the FTSE All Share's yield to remain in the sector. This could mean more high-quality funds avoid expulsion, writes Kyle Caldwell.

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