Insights

Editor’s Comment: sit out a crash – if you don’t need cash

Market meltdown? Its sensible for equity investors to hold their nerve and take a long-term view.

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Smithson investment trust: like father, like son?

On the eve of the launch of Smithson investment trust, Fundsmith founder Terry Smith tells Andrew Pitts about unearthed opportunities.

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Pension Clinic: a new calculation of your pension pot’s true value

Advisers must work out a transfer value comparator to determine value for money in final salary pension transfers.

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Contrarian Investor: Three trusts for value in an overvalued world

Few pockets of value remain for contrarians to exploit. David Liddell suggests three trusts that should prove resilient.

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Growing out of a culture of borrowing

How do you get teenagers to start saving? Carol Knight, of Tisa, shares strategies.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall - who's the best fund manager of all?

There is a belief that people with psychopathic traits do well in the financial industry – but is this justified?

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Bargain Hunter: equity income investment trust on rare double digit discount

A few years of poor performance has put this respected equity income investment trust on a double digit discount. The trust, however, may soon turn a corner. 

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Five reasons to be optimistic about emerging markets

Heres why investors should be confident about the prospects for emerging markets.

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Buffettology fund: practising what Warren Buffett preaches is a winner

Keith Ashworth-Lord’s diligent use of the Sage of Omaha’s famed investment principles has been a successful strategy.

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Murray International’s Bruce Stout: tech obsession will end badly for passive investors

The trust has raised its dividend in each of the last 15 years, but 2018 has not been easy. Bruce Stout talks predictions, FAANGs and trade wars.

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How to prepare for the next taper tantrum

Matthew Yeates at Seven Investment Management outlines the most attractive alternative asset opportunities offering protection against the risk of further bond and equity volatility.

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Labour calls for FTSE companies to give 10% of equity to staff

The shares, owned collectively by staff in an ‘Inclusive Ownership Fund’, will earn workers up to £500 per year in dividends. 

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Is a perfect storm brewing in markets?

The markets are jumpy and a broadly positive backdrop is being tested by the Q3 earnings season.

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Five reasons to be optimistic about emerging markets

Heres why investors should be confident about the prospects for emerging markets.

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Investors, brace for more economic headwinds

Expect more volatility for sterling amid Brexit decisions and UK political party conferences, while trade war tension rises, warns Anthony Rayner.

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