ETFs

Tactical Asset Allocator buys Japan as QE plans expand

Tactical Asset Allocator buys Japan as QE plans expand

With Japan still rallying, the tactical asset allocator portfolio takes a stake in the iShares MSCI Japan Sterling hedged ETF.

Stockmarkets take a bath in Tactical Asset Allocator

Stockmarkets take a bath in Tactical Asset Allocator

Infrastructure could provide safe haven while investors hold on for recovery, suggests Ceri Jones, with 3i Infrastructure added to the portfolio.

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.

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?

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.

Time to hold back on risk assets in Tactical Asset Allocator

Time to hold back on risk assets in Tactical Asset Allocator

Investors face confusing economic cross currents. Ceri Jones argues that as a consequence, it's not a good time to add to risk assets.

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.

Equities beating becalmed bonds in Tactical Asset Allocator

Equities beating becalmed bonds in Tactical Asset Allocator

Ceri Jones explains why there is little value in holding bond instruments and why we prefer to focus on dividend-paying equities.

A beginner's guide to asset allocation

A beginner's guide to asset allocation

Research suggests that correct asset allocation can explain 90% of a portfolio's return over time.

Income streams from alternative sources

Income streams from alternative sources

In the current climate it makes sense to diversify your income stream and there are a number of "offbeat" sources of income that investors could consider.