Fund Focus

BoE emergency interest rate cut: How's the economy shaping up?

BoE emergency interest rate cut: how's the economy shaping up?

One year on from the Bank of England cutting interest rates to a historic low 0.25%, Fidelity's Bill McQuaker assesses the current UK economic landscape and its outlook.

Are absolute return funds a better way to invest in an uncertain world?

Are absolute return funds a better way to invest in an uncertain world?

A popular choice among investors, absolute return funds have had their fair share of criticism. But Dzmitry Lipski picks the four best offerings in the sector.

Five alternative investments for 5% plus yields

Five alternative investments for 5% plus yields

Investors' insatiable appetite for income has pushed many innovative income funds to lofty premiums, but Jennifer Hill finds a host of opportunities remain.

Should investors buy an investment trust or a fund?

Should investors buy an investment trust or a fund?

Investment trusts have long been seen to offer superior performance to funds, but Jennifer Hill reviews the latest data and gets the experts' opinion.

The best way to invest in bonds

The best way to invest in bonds

Investors must look beyond traditional 'safe' bonds and adopt a more flexible approach to address rising interest rates and inflation concerns, argues funds analyst Dzmitry Lipski.

As Europe's populist tide recedes, how can you profit?

As Europe's populist tide recedes, how can you profit?

Investing in Europe is no longer the realm of contrarians, says Cherry Reynard. Here's how to make money on the continent.

The 10 most popular funds - July 2017

The 10 most popular funds - July 2017

Half of July's top 10 were passive funds, while Smith, Lindsell and Train lead the pack once again. Marina Gerner takes a look at the other top perfomers.

Saltydog Portfolio: Having a system and sticking to it

Saltydog Portfolio: Having a system and sticking to it

Breaking your investment rules frequently leads to tears before bedtime, says Saltydog's Douglas Chadwick. Make sure you stick to them.

Nifty Thrifty Portfolio: 19% annual return, but room for improvement

Nifty Thrifty Portfolio: 19% annual return, but room for improvement

Richard Beddard wheels out the mechanical portfolio after a year in hibernation, but is disappointed to find the algorithm has failed to keep up with its benchmark.

Nine funds for a £100,000 higher income portfolio

Nine funds for a £100,000 higher income portfolio

Gary Millward of Alan Steel AM tells Holly Black which funds he's chosen for the fourth in our series of £100,000 portfolios, designed to meet specific investor needs.

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