Funds

Six adventurous single-country fund ideas

Excitement about the Brics economies may have waned, but there is still compelling potential for impressive gains from individual nations.

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Asset managers call for weapons manufacturers to be removed from market indices

Ethical considerations aside, the call to exclude weapons companies reflects an issue ESG investing has caused both active and passive investing.

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Unsung funds: alternatives to the most-popular funds

The most-bought funds and trusts of the past two years may be less successful in 2019, so here are some promising alternatives offering better value or a more defensive approach.

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Record amount of investor money in ‘dog’ funds: are you backing a poor performer?

The sum of money held in serial underperformers has mushroomed from £33.6 billion to £54.6 billion.

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Top 10 most popular funds: January 2019

One fund sector dominates the most popular funds table supplied by interactive investor, our parent company. 

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Editor’s Comment: buylists can be helpful, but know what you’re looking at

Buylists, such as Money Observers 2019 Your Fund Choices, are a good starting-point for investors who want clear guidance, says Faith Glasgow.

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Why Japan offers the best hunting ground for value investors

The pressure building in developed equity markets last year was felt most keenly in Japan, which now looks poised to make the strongest rebound.

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Bond tips: time for defensive stance as bull market struggles

We round up the bond and multi-asset choices made by our panels of fund and investment trust experts.

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Saint or sinner? Funds may soon come with ‘sustainable’ labels

The Investment Association has launched an industry-wide consultation on the idea, seeking the views of fund

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