How to invest

Fund tips for pre and post-retirement portfolios

With pension savers increasingly opting for Sipps, Helen Pridham asks experts to suggest pre- and post-retirement portfolios.

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Model Portfolios Review: models riding a wave of market resurgence

Money Observer's model portfolios bounced back into the black as stock and bond markets rose in tandem. 

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If value makes a comeback, these are the investment trusts to buy

The catalyst that will transform the fortunes of value-oriented trusts is difficult to pinpoint, but several appear well-positioned to come good for long-suffering investors.

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The big fear keeping investors awake

In the latest instalment of our quarterly series, our five-strong asset allocation experts study investors worries ‒ and their own.

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ETF ideas to profit from fast-growing economies

Emerging markets are a heterogeneous grouping of countries with evolving economies, so a broad basket index tracker may be a good fit. Helaine Kang suggests ETF picks.

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Saints versus sinners: do ‘good’ shares come out on top?

The long-held consensus that hard-nosed funds offer a much more reliable route to outperformance than ethical or socially responsible alternatives is crumbling.

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Green light for ETFs to be included in fund sectors

Up to 200 ETFs will be included in the IA's 37 fund sectors. 

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Terry Smith steps back from investment trust: should investors vote with their FEET?

Since its launch in 2014, the trust has lagged both the emerging market indices and its sector peers.

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ETF ideas to profit from fast-growing economies

Emerging markets are a heterogeneous grouping of countries with evolving economies, so a broad basket index tracker may be a good fit. Helaine Kang suggests ETF picks.

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Dogs of the FTSE: how our 10 high-yielding shares have fared so far in 2019

David Budworth reports mixed performance for the FTSE 100’s high-yielding Dogs, as the index as a whole storms ahead.

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The big fear keeping investors awake

In the latest instalment of our quarterly series, our five-strong asset allocation experts study investors worries ‒ and their own.

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Are bonds back in fashion?

UK retailers Next and Tesco have returned to the bond markets, attracting a significant amount of investor interest. Laura Gallacher considers the next likely candidate.

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Brexit continues to weigh on London house prices

Property prices in London remained stagnant, while regional prices continue to bounce back. 

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