Asset allocation

With markets looking shaky, here are alternative income options to consider

With many income investors overexposed to equities, we round up a range of ways to diversify your portfolio.

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The cracks showing in the teetering bull market

Markets worldwide have nosedived amid concerns over further US rate hikes, leading our panellists to see possible buying opportunities in the months ahead.

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Diversification in investing: the old rules no longer apply

A diversified portfolio was once a straightforward way for investors to respond to escalating market uncertainty, but not any more. We outline the new rules.

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A ‘Geoff Boycott’ approach to Investing

Andrew Craig of Plain English Finance asks whether investors could learn from the English cricket legend’s highly defensive but effective batting strategy. 

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Investment trust portfolios annual review - expert tips

Three experts whose research we find particularly helpful all made creditable choices for the last 12 months.

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Why we are strengthening portfolios with hard assets

Infrastructure and other hard assets should benefit from a stronger economy and play a defensive longer-term role

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The dangers of too much portfolio diversification

Investors risk over-diversifying portfolios in the belief they are reducing volatility, only to end up impacting returns.

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Tactical Asset Allocator: US sets pace but risks hard to weigh

The US economy is growing, but slowing jobs growth, higher oil prices and interest rate hikes suggest near-term risk ahead.

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Twilight zone fears for equity markets

Despite apparently benign market conditions, our panellists have become more cautious in their outlook.

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