How to invest

How to create a £10,000 income: three Rated Fund portfolios

After three successful years of designing portfolios to produce a £10,000 annual income, we introduce new medium- and higher-risk line-ups, plus one for investors seeking to avoid the UK.

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Tactical Asset Allocator: sterling a worry, but US earnings strong

For UK investors, the volatility in the sterling/dollar exchange rate is a major concern. With this in mind, Ceri Jones has hedged the S&P 500 dollar exposure.

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Is value investing a broken model?

Returns from value investing have lagged like-for-like returns from growth investing over the past decade. Tom Bailey considers whether targeting value is just grasping at straws.

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Are ‘safe’ investments truly secure?

The days when portfolios could be protected by increasing their weighting to bonds are gone. Tom Bailey reviews today’s options.

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A new breed of ETFs exclude ‘sin’ stocks without seeking saints

A new breed of ESG ETFs just uses negative screens to exclude ‘bad’ companies, rather than targeting those with positive ESG characterisitcs.

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A new breed of ETFs exclude ‘sin’ stocks without seeking saints

A new breed of ESG ETFs just uses negative screens to exclude ‘bad’ companies, rather than targeting those with positive ESG characterisitcs.

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Commodities: will it be a strong 2019?

Commodities may be set to surge if worries about slowing economic growth subside and the oil glut is addressed.

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The fund managers that have delivered 1,000% plus returns

A total of five fund managers have produced returns of over 1,000% during their 20 or more years in charge.

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Five-fold increase in investment trust adviser purchases since commission ban

Purchases of investment trusts in 2018, however, did fall slightly below previous levels.

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A new breed of ETFs exclude ‘sin’ stocks without seeking saints

A new breed of ESG ETFs just uses negative screens to exclude ‘bad’ companies, rather than targeting those with positive ESG characterisitcs.

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Value trap or too cheap to ignore? The 10 cheapest shares on the FTSE 100 revealed

The blue chip index is currently on a price to earnings (p/e) ratio of 12.5 times with a dividend yield of 4.7%.

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A round-the-world trip takes in the best income prospects

We identify the most promising asset classes, regions and sectors for income-seeking investors in the year ahead.

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Phil Milburn: Bond markets - can investors afford to ignore them?

While bonds are still expensive, they can no longer be ignored as they are starting to influence equity markets, writes Liontrusts Phil Milburn.

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What cryptocurrency ‘boom’? No sign of one in the UK, says regulator

Top buying motivations was the urge to “get rich quick” and FOMO – “fear of missing out”.

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Why investors should be wary of open-ended property funds  

Open-ended property funds have barred investors from accessing their cash in the past and will likely do so again in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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