Your Fund Choices 2019 provides comprehensive analysis on 202 actively managed Rated Funds and Investment Trusts selected by the Money Observer team of experts, as well as 65 passive choices. Every one has been rigorously reassessed to make sure that it still earns its place on the Money Observer Rated Funds shortlist.
Money Observer team
Selling your home has changed significantly in recent years. In 2012, on average, people handed over 1.8% of the sale price of their home to an agent in return for a valuation, photographs, listing in branch and online and supplying a sale board, according to a survey by Which?
Investing in the stock market can appear daunting to a beginner, but equities beat cash and bonds over most medium and long-term periods.
To a beginner, the stock market can appear rather daunting. But equities outperform cash and bonds over most medium and long-term periods and easy routes in are not hard to find.
In reality, with dismal returns on offer from banks and building societies, investing in shares provides an opportunity to hedge against rising inflation and achieve greater returns than cash, bonds and property.
Income seekers have good reason these days to cast their investment nets much wider than the UK’s markets: not only do they avoid the increasing risk of excessive concentration within a few key high-paying blue-chips, but they can also get exposure to the growing dividend culture in other parts of the world. The August issue of Money Observer leads with a region-by-region assessment of prospects for dividend-hunters in the US, Europe, emerging markets and Japan, and draws some encouraging conclusions.
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The winning funds show a combination of performance and reliability, with more than a third of the winners demonstrating their consistency by repeating their successes over the previous two years.
Contenders: 17 trusts in various UK and global property sectors
Contenders: 13 trusts in the flexible investment sector