Inside Money

Smithson one year on: is Terry Smith's fledgling trust going to fly?

A year after its highly successful launch, Andrew Pitts asks if Smithson investment trust will succeed where other high-profile newcomers have failed.

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Why the stars are realigning for emerging market funds

Falls in global stocks are expected for the rest of the year, but that should give investors useful opportunities.

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Ethics has entered mainstream investment thinking

Sustainable investing is no longer a sideshow and is moving closer to centre stage.

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The City watchdog’s failure to act on Woodford fund failed investors

The Woodford fiasco demonstrates that the Financial Conduct Authority, not for the first time, is failing in its duty to protect savers and investors, writes Andrew Pitts.

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The best performing Rated Funds in the first quarter of 2019

The bounce-back of Money Observer Rated Funds savaged at the end of last year has been remarkable, with 86 funds beating the MSCI World index benchmark.

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Investors don’t need to leave their home market to find value

Inside Money: the fog of Brexit masks some alluring opportunities in the UK market; but the clouds enveloping one of the Woodford-run funds will take time to clear, writes Andrew Pitts

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Why Japan offers the best hunting ground for value investors

The pressure building in developed equity markets last year was felt most keenly in Japan, which now looks poised to make the strongest rebound.

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Spot the difference between skill and luck in active funds

Managers’ short-termism is blighting active funds. Those adding value should stand up and be counted as part of a campaign that could help sort the wheat from the chaff, says Andrew Pitts.

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Red October returns: here’s why it’s different this time

Investors are witnessing the repercussions of quantitative easing being whipped away from the stock market party. What’s likely to happen next in markets?

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