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20 high-yielding active fund favourites

Specialist high-yielding funds pack an income punch - but sometimes at a price, writes Tom Bailey.

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Model Portfolios annual review: can rocketing returns go higher in 2020?

Money Observer's 12 model investment portfolios returned to form with double-digit growth in 2019. In the annual review, the rocketing portfolios are recast for an uncertain outlook.

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ETF portfolio: global markets feel coronavirus fear

Tom Bailey reflects on the dire effects the uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic has had on the ETF-based value portfolio.

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Real assets: why do they make a compelling investment opportunity?

Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, investors have been looking to alternative asset classes to meet their financial goals.

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ETF portfolio: global markets feel coronavirus fear

Tom Bailey reflects on the dire effects the uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic has had on the ETF-based value portfolio.

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The reason why ESG funds outperformed during the market sell-off

The relative outperformance of ESG funds since the start of the coronavirus sell-off is almost entirely down to low exposure to energy companies.

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World Gold Council’s new tool can’t tell you the future but will help you better understand gold

Qaurum is intended to allow investors to better see how gold may react across different macroeconomic scenarios.

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Look past the corornavirus to see global fund opportunities

Markets have been hit hard by the virus, but a broader picture suggests the global sector will throw up opportunities.

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Investment trusts tell shareholders to not attend AGMs in light of coronavirus

Being legally required to hold an AGM, however, many are instead asking members to either vote by proxy or join via video conference call.

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ETF portfolio: global markets feel coronavirus fear

Tom Bailey reflects on the dire effects the uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic has had on the ETF-based value portfolio.

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Share Sleuth: Why I trimmed one share and was bowled over by another

Richard Beddard does some pruning and gets the ball rolling with another new holding for the Share Sleuth portfolio.

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Real assets: why do they make a compelling investment opportunity?

Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, investors have been looking to alternative asset classes to meet their financial goals.

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How much further do equities have to run? Our five fund experts weigh in

Our panel of experts share their views on the first quarter of 2020.

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How UK equity income fund investors are heavily exposed to the oil price slump

Well over half of UK Equity Income funds have a holding in Royal Dutch Shell or BP.

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Two solutions proposed to solve open-ended fund liquidity problems

The FCA’s proposals indicate that more drastic measures, such as barring open-ended funds from holding illiquid assets, will not be introduced. 

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