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7% income funds: Can they be trusted?

7% income funds: Can they be trusted?

Enhanced income funds offer unbeatable income performance initially, but what happens after that? David Brenchley takes a closer look.

10 ideas for your ISA allowance as the tax year ends

10 ideas for your ISA allowance as the tax year ends

With less than two weeks to go until the end of the 2016/17 tax year, brokers are rolling out their ISA fund recommendations. Faith Glasgow has their top tips.

Should I buy Woodford Income Focus – or one of these five alternatives?

Should I buy Woodford Income Focus – or one of these five alternatives?

David Brenchley discusses whether investors should pile into star manager Neil Woodford's new income fund, or choose one of these proven alternatives.

With inflation on the rise should investors be buying value or growth?

With inflation on the rise should investors be buying value or growth?

In an inflationary environment history's lesson suggests there's an investment strategy that shines more than other approaches, finds Kyle Caldwell.

Five global funds that avoid style bias

Five global funds that avoid style bias

Many global funds have a growth or value bias, but Ceri Jones finds that a more mixed and contrarian approach may be more suitable in the current environment.

Saltydog Portfolio: allocation to technology sector 'essential' for investors

Saltydog Portfolio: allocation to technology sector 'essential' for investors

One sector which in recent times has given a consistently positive performance is the technology sector, says Saltydog's Douglas Chadwick.

Revealed: 25 top-performing UK fund managers of the past decade

Revealed: 25 top-performing UK fund managers of the past decade

A Best of British league table names the top 25 performing UK sector managers over the past decade, but where's Neil Woodford? Kyle Caldwell reveals all.

Three 'dividend heroes' reach 50 years of consecutive dividend increases

Three 'dividend heroes' reach 50 years of consecutive dividend increases

These so-called 'dividend heroes' are on a list of 20 investment companies that have increased dividends for 20 years-plus. Marina Gerner reveals who. 

Three sectors where passive trumps active

Three sectors where passive trumps active

Passive investing works better in some areas than others. Kenneth Lamont selects Morningstar-rated ETFs for effective exposure in three such sectors.

Balanced Portfolio: Well-crafted balancing act pays off

Balanced Portfolio: Well-crafted balancing act pays off

Wealth manager Roddy Kohn discusses his portfolio's three-year performance and reflects whether, in hindsight, he would have managed it differently.