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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Your Fund Choices 2018 provides comprehensive analysis on 199 Rated Funds and Investment Trusts selected by the Money Observer team of experts.
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
Contenders: 10 trusts in the infrastructure sector
Contenders: 16 trusts in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan sector
Contenders: 13 trusts in the following sectors: global emerging markets, European emerging markets and Latin America.
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