Developed economies

Pets and robots: the rise of the thematic investor

Andreas Fruschki assesses niche areas investors are exploring, including artificial intelligence and animal well-being.

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Fund managers not scared of the yield curve

Only a small number of fund managers believe the yield curve's inversion signals an impending recession.

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Recognising opportunity in times of economic uncertainty

While political uncertainty is a concern for all, Brexit and other issues do not mean the end of fruitful investment opportunities.

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Meet the non-UK investment trusts with high yields and solid returns

Overseas investment trusts offer investors more exotic income sources that can also act as counterweights to UK-centric risks.

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Markets are in need of a new catalyst

While trade remains a major focus for markets, UK economic growth is better than expected, says Rupert Thompson.

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Is digital transformation good news for investors?

A disruptive force across all sectors of the economy, Walter Price discusses the impact of digitisation on investors.

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The long view: how to profit from the smart home revolution

The internet is ushering in a world of connected devices to make our homes smarter for more convenient living. Heres how investors can profit.

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The best route to profit from rapid growth unlisted companies offer

Unlisted firms can deliver high returns but are difficult to acquire, which is where investment trusts come in.

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Patience is a virtue as the business cycle matures

It seems that everyone is talking about recession, but its premature to position for a slump, suggests Julian Chillingworth.

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