Funds

How to survive the fixed-income desert

Finger on the Pulse: income-starved investors should not despair, explains Tom Becket in our new monthly column in which professional investors tip some of their best fund or trust ideas.

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Open-ended property funds hit sellers in the pocket amid Brexit concerns

BMO UK Property has become the latest open-ended property fund to switch its pricing, handing investors a 6.4% loss.

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Fund failings: three quick fixes for the fund management industry

Kyle Caldwell outlines three changes he would like to see implemented by the industry to enable it to better serve investors.

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Why buy and hold investors should switch to a momentum strategy

Buy and hold for the long term goes the mantra, but such an approach has its pitfalls. Is a less intensive momentum strategy a workable alternative for long-term investors?

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The most and least consistent UK equity income funds

While most funds have struggled of late to produce a positive return, Neptune Income was able to give investors a return over the year of 5.6%, to the end of June.  

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A smarter way to tap into the tech boom

Tech firms are striving hard to secure lucrative slices of the expanding market for healthcare technology.

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There are 59 ‘dog’ funds: does your Isa contain any?

As expected, Neil Woodford is in the doghouse, but does your Isa contain other serial underperformers? Find out here.

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How Abenomics is bearing fruit in Japan and how investors can profit

Japan’s stockmarket returns have lagged those of the other major economies, but that shouldn’t blind investors to the stock-specific opportunities on offer.

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What can investors expect from India’s Modi operandi?

Narendra Modi’s election win has reinforced optimism about the Indian economy’s potential to grow and the efficacy of his reforms. However, investors seeking to benefit will have to be patient.

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