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Model Portfolios Review: models riding a wave of market resurgence

Money Observer's model portfolios bounced back into the black as stock and bond markets rose in tandem. 

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Model Portfolios Review: models riding a wave of market resurgence

Money Observer's model portfolios bounced back into the black as stock and bond markets rose in tandem. 

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If value makes a comeback, these are the investment trusts to buy

The catalyst that will transform the fortunes of value-oriented trusts is difficult to pinpoint, but several appear well-positioned to come good for long-suffering investors.

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The big fear keeping investors awake

In the latest instalment of our quarterly series, our five-strong asset allocation experts study investors worries ‒ and their own.

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Smart beta funds: the best of both worlds, or not worth the fees?

Passive funds tracking bespoke indices biased to specific market factors have gained traction. Are they worth the extra cost, asks David Prosser.

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Saints versus sinners: do ‘good’ shares come out on top?

The long-held consensus that hard-nosed funds offer a much more reliable route to outperformance than ethical or socially responsible alternatives is crumbling.

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30-second challenge: why I am buying gold and avoiding tech shares

Fund manager Alasdair McKinnon outlines his views on gold and tech shares, and makes the case for The Scottish Investment Trust in 30 seconds. 

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If value makes a comeback, these are the investment trusts to buy

The catalyst that will transform the fortunes of value-oriented trusts is difficult to pinpoint, but several appear well-positioned to come good for long-suffering investors.

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Buying a passive fund does not mean taking a passive approach

Passive investors cant take a back seat with their analysis, says Peter Sleep.

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Vodafone dividend cut: which UK shares might be next?

Vodafone’s cut might be a canary in the coalmine for FTSE 100 shares. 

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The big fear keeping investors awake

In the latest instalment of our quarterly series, our five-strong asset allocation experts study investors worries ‒ and their own.

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Are bonds back in fashion?

UK retailers Next and Tesco have returned to the bond markets, attracting a significant amount of investor interest. Laura Gallacher considers the next likely candidate.

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Brexit-weary London drags down UK house price growth

Annual house price growth in Q1 of 2019 stood at just 0.4%. Behind the headline figure were sharp regional differences.

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