Insights

United Kingdom

What could a Jeremy Corbyn government mean for your finances?

Brexit has distracted investors from the prospect of a Corbyn administration coming to power. Tom Bailey explores what such an eventuality might mean for markets.

Investment funds and trusts

Big tech: is the red-hot growth of the technology titans about to cool?

Is the growth in stocks that have powered market momentum over the past five years set to sputter and die? Not according to these big-hitting investment trust managers.

Equities

Why investors should think twice before buying ‘cheap’ UK shares

Is there a hidden hazard lurking in your funds? Investors may not have realised the full extent of their UK exposure.

Investment funds and trusts

Investment trusts for income investors

Trust Tactics: we look at the investment trusts with an ‘edge’ that income investors use to their advantage.

Your Fund Choices 2019: now available as a digital download

Details of 267 funds, trusts and ETFs Top tips for your Isa or pension
How to build an income portfolio Strategies for short- and long-term investors

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Insights

United Kingdom

What could a Jeremy Corbyn government mean for your finances?

Brexit has distracted investors from the prospect of a Corbyn administration coming to power. Tom Bailey explores what such an eventuality might mean for markets.

Investment funds and trusts

Big tech: is the red-hot growth of the technology titans about to cool?

Is the growth in stocks that have powered market momentum over the past five years set to sputter and die? Not according to these big-hitting investment trust managers.

Equities

Why investors should think twice before buying ‘cheap’ UK shares

Is there a hidden hazard lurking in your funds? Investors may not have realised the full extent of their UK exposure.

Investment funds and trusts

Investment trusts for income investors

Trust Tactics: we look at the investment trusts with an ‘edge’ that income investors use to their advantage.

Top Performing Funds

Name 1m Sort descending 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending
Castlefield CFP SDL UK Bufftlgy Inst Inc 4 % 13.8 % 69.1 % 115.8 %
LF Lindsell Train UK Equity Inc 4.7 % 13.2 % 56.1 % 89.2 %
TB Evenlode Income B Inc 2.9 % 12.3 % 49 % 72.9 %
Baillie Gifford UK Equity Alpha B Inc 0.5 % 9.2 % 65.4 % 68.3 %
Aberdeen UK Mid-Cap Equity I Acc 2 % 8.2 % 47.9 % 57.2 %
Data provided by Morningstar.
Name 1m Sort descending 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending
Stewart Investors AsiaPac Sust B Acc GBP -1.3 % 7.9 % 50 % 86.5 %
Aberdeen New India Ord -3.4 % 2.9 % 46.2 % 94.2 %
JPM Asia Growth C Net Acc -6.2 % 0.5 % 83.9 % 100.5 %
Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus Ord -3.3 % 0.5 % 35.2 % 30.2 %
Stewart Inv Indian Sbctnt Sustnby B GBP -2.2 % 0.1 % 43.8 % 109.3 %
Data provided by Morningstar.
Name 1m Sort descending 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending
Woodford Patient Capital Trust 1 % 10.5 % -13.4 % N/A
Henderson Opportunities Ord 5.2 % 0.4 % 31.7 % 18.5 %
Baillie Gifford UK Growth 2.1 % -0.1 % 40.2 % 24.8 %
Crystal Amber Ord 9.3 % -0.3 % 51 % 61.7 %
Mercantile Ord 1.4 % -3.2 % 36.2 % 61.9 %
Data provided by Morningstar.

View of the day

Sustainable

How investors are helping fight climate change

The investor community is pushing for faster action from the corporate sector, and getting results, says Matt Crossman

Global Markets

Who will pay as the US-China trade war intensifies?

Keith Wade assesses the escalating tension and its impact on both Chinese GDP and US consumers.

Global Emerging Markets

Are you at risk of bypassing the world’s fastest-growing regions?

Chetan Sehgal discusses what recent research reveals about investor mindsets regarding opportunities in emerging markets.

Top Performing Sectors

Name 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending Funds
Unclassified Sector 14 % 26.1 % 42.6 % 79
Technology and Telecommunications 11.6 % 93.4 % 137.1 % 19
North America 11.5 % 62.6 % 105.2 % 131
UK Index Linked Gilts 10.3 % 29.8 % 49 % 16
North American Smaller Companies 8 % 68.2 % 99.7 % 19
Data provided by Morningstar.
Name 1yr Sort ascending 3yr Sort descending 5yr Sort descending Funds
Country Specialists: Other 31.6 % 39.2 % 39.1 % 1
Sector Specialist: Insurance & Reinsurance Strategies 28.9 % -75.3 % -56.8 % 6
Sector Specialist: Utilities 23.9 % 33.1 % 33.1 % 3
Sector Specialist: Forestry & Timber 21.7 % 90.2 % -59.5 % 1
Country Specialists: Europe 19.4 % 89.3 % 69.8 % 1
Data provided by Morningstar.