Funds

Widely cited study showing investment trust superiority abandoned

Due to a lack of data, a popular study showing that closed-ended investment trusts provide better performance has been shelved. 

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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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Digital payments full of promise as globe opts for a mobile wallet

There is a huge global opportunity for digital payments, encompassing card, mobile and online, writes Rachel Winter.

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How should the wind-up of LF Woodford Equity Income be treated for tax purposes?

Ask Money: a reader queries the tax implications for investors in LF Woodford Equity Income ahead of payments being returned to investors at the end of January.

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Why value investors could be waiting in vain for a style change

The bounce-back expected by some investors in value companies cant last in a low-growth world, argues James Thomson.

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Bond investors: the hunt is on for decent yield

Bonds are expensive, but there are still pockets of decent yield to be found, writes Ceri Jones.

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Investors vote with their feet and dump absolute return funds

Money Observer has been deeply sceptical of the merits of absolute return funds for a number of years.

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Why US fund managers are struggling even more than usual to beat the index

Tom Bailey explains why active managers were battling to provide outperformance in 2019.

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Fund and trust tips for uncertain times

The IMF predicts a rocky 2020 for the global economy, but there are still plenty of opportunities. David Prosser shares fund, trust and ETF suggestions.

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