Insights

Mixed assets

Saltydog: Trump's tariffs won't resolve global trade issues

The trade tariff war is a little like putting dirty fuel into your car and then wondering why it won’t run, says Douglas Chadwick

United Kingdom

Share Sleuth: time to reflect on comfortable positioning

The portfolio's biggest holdings are good firms at reasonable prices, but what about the others?

Commodities

Bitcoin: is it the new gold?

There are signs that bitcoin could be taking over from gold as a safe haven.

United Kingdom

Top 10 most popular investment trusts – August 2017

Emerging markets have enjoyed a spectacular recovery over the past 18 months or so, but remain cheap compared to developed markets.

Insights

Mixed assets

Saltydog: Trump's tariffs won't resolve global trade issues

The trade tariff war is a little like putting dirty fuel into your car and then wondering why it won’t run, says Douglas Chadwick

United Kingdom

Share Sleuth: time to reflect on comfortable positioning

The portfolio's biggest holdings are good firms at reasonable prices, but what about the others?

Commodities

Bitcoin: is it the new gold?

There are signs that bitcoin could be taking over from gold as a safe haven.

United Kingdom

Top 10 most popular investment trusts – August 2017

Emerging markets have enjoyed a spectacular recovery over the past 18 months or so, but remain cheap compared to developed markets.

Top Performing Funds

Name 1m Sort descending 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending
Baillie Gifford UK Equity Alpha B Inc -0.07 % 24.41 % 51.32 % 59.01 %
CFP SDL UK Buffettology Inst Inc -1.19 % 23.52 % 70.82 % 118.23 %
CFP SDL Free Spirit General (Inc) -2.23 % 17.48 % N/A N/A
BlackRock UK D Acc -1.87 % 17.4 % 39.42 % 61.52 %
TB Saracen UK Alpha B Acc 0.42 % 16.66 % 37.33 % 76.49 %
Data provided by Morningstar.
Name 1m Sort descending 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending
Janus Henderson China Opportunities I Acc -1.76 % 11.77 % 80.54 % 113.85 %
Fidelity Emerging Asia W Acc 0.93 % 10.95 % 70.04 % 95.88 %
Fidelity Asia W Acc 0.07 % 10.73 % 78.04 % 94.71 %
Fidelity China Special Situations Ord -2.52 % 9.16 % 80.15 % 154.58 %
Aberdeen New India Ord 6.25 % 8.95 % 47.27 % 136.59 %
Data provided by Morningstar.
Name 1m Sort descending 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending
Manchester & London Ord -1.15 % 40.39 % 138.5 % 105.8 %
Crystal Amber Ord -1.05 % 22.93 % 50.43 % 78.91 %
JPMorgan Mid Cap Ord -4.1 % 20.88 % 35.93 % 100.31 %
Artemis Alpha Trust Ord -2.11 % 20.61 % 30.91 % 36.33 %
Henderson Opportunities Ord -3.74 % 19.54 % 11.26 % 74.37 %
Data provided by Morningstar.

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Global Emerging Markets

Russia: down but not out

Russia has been revelling in the success of hosting the World Cup, but its latest brush with US sanctions remains fresh on investors’ minds.

Mixed assets

Why we are strengthening portfolios with hard assets

Infrastructure and other hard assets should benefit from a stronger economy and play a defensive longer-term role

Equities

Is it safe for investors to relax?

Given the climate of uncertainty generated by, among other factors, Donald Trump's tariff war, dare we leave the office? 

Top Performing Sectors

Name 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending Funds
North American Smaller Companies 25.53 % 71.27 % 98.39 % 19
Technology and Telecommunications 25.04 % 88.74 % 132.17 % 19
North America 19.87 % 66.58 % 105.27 % 122
Personal Pensions 17.38 % 27.3 % 14.17 % 0
Unclassified Sector 14 % 26.13 % 42.63 % 97
Data provided by Morningstar.
Name 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending Funds
Sector Specialist: Litigation 212.63 % 23.55 % -19.52 % 1
Sector Specialist: Tech Media & Telecomm 42.89 % 143.45 % 107.16 % 4
Sector Specialist: Utilities 31.04 % 19.56 % 19.56 % 4
Japanese Smaller Companies 27.41 % 105.15 % 153.23 % 3
North American Smaller Companies 26.35 % 81.38 % 76.51 % 3
Data provided by Morningstar.