Capital preservation

Gloomy on prospects of global economy, investors pile into US equities

Net 24 per cent of professional investors surveyed expect global growth to slow in the next year – the worst outlook for the global economy given since 2011.

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Purposeful Portfolio - Capital Conserver: weak pound boosts global income funds

With just 3.5 per cent return since inception, our manager is disappointed but thinks the portfolio is set fair for all-weather resilience. 

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Gold price slump attracts investors

A fall in precious metal prices is presenting a buying opportunity

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Bitcoin: is it the new gold?

There are signs that bitcoin could be taking over from gold as a safe haven.

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Warren Buffett adds to cash as stock markets soar

Cautious investors may want to take note of the legendary investor’s strategy.

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The trusts that should prosper in a bear market

Market veterans who manage ‘stay-rich’ rather than ‘get-rich’ trusts have positioned portfolios to weather forecasts of a nasty setback.

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Tactical Asset Allocator: trade war taking toll on sentiment

The imposition by the US of hefty tariffs on Chinese goods has sparked an alarming spiral of trade strife that has serious implications for asset allocators.

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Nervous investors flock to gold

Uncertainty is causing investors to up their allocations to the precious metal.

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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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