Fund Focus

Following the herd is not always the best investment

Following the herd is not always the best investment

Going against the crowd is not always easy and investors usually require patience waiting for the tide to turn in their favour. Money Observer editor Andrew Pitts has some suggestions.

Fund profile: Amati UK Smaller Companies

Fund profile: Amati UK Smaller Companies

Over 15 years old and boasting some solid performance, Amati UK Smaller Companies and its manager Paul Jourdan both deserve to be better known.

Gold: precious revival or false dawn?

Gold: precious revival or false dawn?

Funds invested in gold miners notched up some impressive gains. Should investors take a fresh look at this most unloved of assets?

Fund profile: Templeton Growth

Fund profile: Templeton Growth

Manager Dylan Ball admits Templeton Growth's contrarian plays, while paying off in the long term, can lead to short-term underperformance.

Geopolitical headwinds force rejig in balanced portfolio

Geopolitical headwinds force rejig in balanced portfolio

Developments in Europe have prompted the balanced portfolio's manager to make his first switch since the portfolio was set up six months ago.

Scottish referendum: "yes or no, the world has changed"

Scottish referendum: "yes or no, the world has changed"

Most market pundits think investors should hold fire and make any necessary adjustments to their portfolios during the 18-month handover period.

Six stocks and funds to give investors exposure to genomics

Six stocks and funds to give investors exposure to genomics

David Prosser outlines six ways for investors to gain the diversification that is important in all facets of investing in biotechnology.

The Briefing: UK Smaller Companies

The Briefing: UK Smaller Companies

Unlike some sectors, investing in UK smaller companies is all about the stockpicking abilities of the fund manager.

Fund to watch: Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies

Fund to watch: Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies

Industrials is currently the largest sector in the fund with a 36.2% share of assets under management.

Fund profile: GLG UK Income

Fund profile: GLG UK Income

Henry Dixon has transformed both the portfolio and performance of GLG's UK Income fund since joining the firm last year.

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