Investment Trust 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.

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 trading ideas before and after a potential "Yes" vote in Scotland

Six trading ideas before and after a potential "Yes" vote in Scotland

There will be opportunities in the aftermath of a "Yes" vote, but some of the ideas from Money Observer's editor look set to benefit in any case.

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.

Money Observer's investment trust tips: What the experts tip

Money Observer's investment trust tips: What the experts tip

Two of Money Observer's three experts' tips from 2013/14 had a good year - Fiona Hamilton finds out what they recommend for 2014/15.

Banking sector winners and losers in a UK economic recovery

Banking sector winners and losers in a UK economic recovery

The bounce in bank shares in 2012 and 2013 is over, but there may still be tasty investments among the old groups and new challengers.

Rated Funds update: Specialist, property and commodities

Rated Funds update: Specialist, property and commodities

Our specialist Rated Funds cover a wide range of areas from healthcare to hedge funds, while property funds are becoming increasingly popular.

Rated Funds update: Mixed-asset

Rated Funds update: Mixed-asset

There are two new additions to our lower-risk mixed-asset Rated Funds categories, including our award winning absolute return fund.

Rated Funds update: Asia and emerging market equity

Rated Funds update: Asia and emerging market equity

As investors start to look for value outside the developed markets now the world economy is starting to recover, Asian markets are returning to favour.

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