Asset allocation

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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Meet the manager: Foreign & Colonial is a world beater

In the run-up to F&C’s 150th anniversary, manager Paul Niven explains why he prioritises asset allocation over stockpicking.

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How our expert panel are playing the market ‘melt-up’

The panel’s principal worries for 2017 failed to materialise, leaving them optimistic about prospects for 2018.

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Why our panel of experts is giving UK shares cold shoulder

Jim Levi finds our panellists in positive mood as they look past persistent forecasts of trouble ahead.

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ETFs are all the rage right now. Here's what you need to know

ETFs are cheap and diversified and there’s plenty of choice, giving investors portfolios with varying levels of risk.

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Which safe haven assets are worth their weight in gold?

As the bull run matures, should you be putting some protection into your portfolio? Jennifer Hill explores safe-haven assets.

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Editor's comment: Finding the cheapest broker will soon be a lot easier

When it comes to selecting a broker, we are left very much to our own devices.

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Where to invest: Europe is heating up, but UK equities downgraded by our expert panel

Europe's animal spirits have returned, with our experts taking an increasingly positive view of the continent's equities.

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