Developed economies

How to find reliable dividend shares and avoid ‘value traps’

Fund manager Stuart Rhodes explains how he finds shares that grow their dividends year in, year out, and makes the case for the M&G Global Dividend fund in 30 seconds.

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The Fed vs the Forward Curve

Ahead of next week’s Fed rate announcement, Moritz Sterzinger examines US interest rate expectations.

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Why our fund experts remain cautious despite risk asset rally

Developed and emerging market stockmarkets have bounced back, but our five fund experts are mindful that what goes up can also come crashing down.

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European equities: will they ever bounce back?

Economic growth in the eurozone is at a four-year low, and its firms lag in the global tech race. Tom Bailey looks for the bright spots in the gloom.

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Why small is beautiful for investors

When it comes to investing in funds, size matters; we explain why. 

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A fifth of all dividend paying shares are “traps”

Record global dividend levels mask growing risk of exposure to unsustainable dividend trap companies.

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Investors, are you prepared for the economics of populism?

How will the rise of populism impact on economies and investors’ choices? Nikolaj Schmidt offers his view.

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Dogs of the FTSE: how our 10 high-yielding shares have fared so far in 2019

David Budworth reports mixed performance for the FTSE 100’s high-yielding Dogs, as the index as a whole storms ahead.

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The world’s top 10 dividend-paying companies

The top 10 companies contributed 17% of all global dividends, the same proportion since 2016, totalling $45.18 billion.

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