Insights

Editor’s Comment: what investments are good for the next 40 years?

Four decades down the line, the magazines focus has moved with the times, but some investment trends and opportunities will persist, writes Faith Glasgow.

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Ethics has entered mainstream investment thinking

Sustainable investing is no longer a sideshow and is moving closer to centre stage.

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Steve Webb: beware pitfall of taking pension cash early

Pension Clinic: take cash early and you may face a cap on future contributions, warns former pensions minister.

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Bargain Hunter: Strong performer since launch, but on a double-digit discount

This investment trust is approaching its third birthday and has been a strong performer, but is sitting on a 12% discount.

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What not to do with your pension

Are you at risk of making any of these five mistakes when it comes to your retirement savings?

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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: Strong performer since launch, but on a double-digit discount

This investment trust is approaching its third birthday and has been a strong performer, but is sitting on a 12% discount.

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US-China trade war and Brexit: are these two sagas without end?

Kingswoods Rupert Thompson assesses two sources of volatility.

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Troy’s Francis Brooke: how I’m repositioning my income funds for tougher times

Troy Trojan Income manager cautions the fund's stellar run in growing its dividend is likely to come to an end in 2019, and has been busy making changes to the portfolio to reduce risk.

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Hugh Young on how he has revamped Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus

The manager sums up the trusts objectives as he explains that we just want nice little businesses run by ho

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Little miracles: the large advantages of small companies

Chris Gannatti of WisdomTree Europe reviews the attractions of investing in smaller companies in the US, Japan, Europe and the emerging markets.

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UK set to avoid recession in 2019, despite Brexit uncertainty

We take a look what is behind the latest GDP growth figures and what it may mean for interest rates. 

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US-China trade war and Brexit: are these two sagas without end?

Kingswoods Rupert Thompson assesses two sources of volatility.

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Far-flung investment trust opportunities

Charlotte Cuthbertson sees the potential for growth in four emerging markets.

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Brexit: a pivotal moment in the negotiations

The exuberant response from financial markets to last week’s political developments reasonably reflects the diminishing probability of a no-deal Brexit.

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