ETFs

Should investors follow the China in-crowd?

Should investors follow the China in-crowd?

After a 100%-plus rise in the Chinese stock market over the past year, are investors wanting a piece of the action arriving too late to the party, asks Money Observer editor Andrew Pitts.

Diversifying to handle the unforeseen in Tactical Asset Allocator

Diversifying to handle the unforeseen in Tactical Asset Allocator

Loose monetary policy will keep equity markets on an upward trajectory despite worries about the dollar and collapsing oil prices.

European recovery to stay on track in 2015

European recovery to stay on track in 2015

Some of our expert forecasters think there are glimmers of light amid the gloom for the coming year in Europe, finds Heather Connon.

Intriguing Japan has positive outlook for year ahead

Intriguing Japan has positive outlook for year ahead

One of our forecasters says there are currently three questions around the outlook for the intriguing Japanese economy in 2015.

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.