Inside Money

Smithson investment trust: like father, like son?

On the eve of the launch of Smithson investment trust, Fundsmith founder Terry Smith tells Andrew Pitts about unearthed opportunities.

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Five trusty funds for both rain and shine

The ongoing US/China trade war is bad news for markets, but China’s faltering consumer and overheated property markets could really raise the pressure, writes Andrew Pitts.

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We ignore what’s happening in China at our great peril

The US/China trade war is bad news for markets, but China’s faltering consumer and overheated property markets could really raise the pressure.

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Inside Money: Don’t get left in the lurch in emerging market crisis

Weak currencies, a rising dollar and a splurge on cheap debt are some of the headwinds facing emerging markets.

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The bears have all come out of the woods at the same time

There are clear dangers for markets ahead, including the Russian bear and a mountain of debt that has built up around the world.

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Will the last bear in the room please stand up?

Bitcoin frenzy has echoes of the dotcom boom and indicates that euphoria is spilling over from the stock markets.

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Bull market cheerleading sounds like hot air - Brexit still a risk

The shambolic government and its Brexit negotiations as well as other economic indicators suggests Brexit worriers are right.

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Inertia is the enemy of investors in actively managed funds

We are all familiar with the phrase ‘past performance is not a guide to the future’ and other such disclaimers.

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Strong growth foundations are rebuilding BRIC allure

Follow the money: it’s a phrase that applies not only to investigative pursuits but also to investing. So is the ‘smart money’ suggesting that private investors should be tilting their portfolios towards emerging markets?

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