Developed economies

Neil Hermon: my ‘four Ms’ stock checklist

Neil Hermon, manager of Henderson Smaller Companies trust, on the four considerations that shape his portfolio choices

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Developed world policymakers place their bets

Three of the world’s major central banks held their formal committee meetings last week. What did this mean for investment markets?

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A strong dollar and escalating trade war risks derailing US economy

While our panellists expect the global recovery to continue, fears of an escalating trade war are pushing them into more defensive positions.

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Fidelity launches index funds with 0% fee

The asset management company will offer investors no-fee index funds.

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Investors pour net £840 million into funds in June

Investors abandon UK and European funds in favour of global options.

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Europe- opportunity or threat?

Many investors are too pessimistic on Europe now.

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Are share buybacks 'plundering company resources'?

The splurge in share buybacks is doing more harm than good, hurting both businesses and long-term investors, says new study.

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The trusts that should prosper in a bear market

Market veterans who manage ‘stay-rich’ rather than ‘get-rich’ trusts have positioned portfolios to weather forecasts of a nasty setback.

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