Insights

Editor’s Comment: enough talk – action needed to get women investing

To start, the industry could curb its use of jargon, which tops the investment wish list for 42% of women, writes Faith Glasgow.

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The best performing Rated Funds in the first quarter of 2019

The bounce-back of Money Observer Rated Funds savaged at the end of last year has been remarkable, with 86 funds beating the MSCI World index benchmark.

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Steve Webb: new ways to solve the cost of long-term care

Pension Clinic: the problem of how to pay for care costs and who should pick up the bill has still not been resolved, but an age-related three-tiered approach is possible, says Steve Webb.

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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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What to review before and after April 2019 tax deadline

Jonathan Watts-Lay outlines top saving allowances to utilise before the end of the tax year.

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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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Investment trust bargains to take advantage of stockmarket wobble

Investment Trust Bargain Hunter: we run through the ‘cheap’ investment trusts that have been tipped to outperform peers on an 18- to 24-month view.

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Is it the right time to invest in the Indian stockmarket?

Is the general election likely to be good news for the stockmarket, or should investors be stepping back, asks Jaisal Pastakia.

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Michael Lindsell: how I find shares that stand out from the crowd

The veteran Japan investor tells Kyle Caldwell how he finds exceptional businesses and then holds on to them as long as possible, and explains why Abenomics has failed.

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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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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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Inflation remains low despite strong wage growth

The UK economy continues to undershoot its inflation target despite record low unemployment.

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Meet the non-UK investment trusts with high yields and solid returns

Overseas investment trusts offer investors more exotic income sources that can also act as counterweights to UK-centric risks.

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Is it the right time to invest in the Indian stockmarket?

Is the general election likely to be good news for the stockmarket, or should investors be stepping back, asks Jaisal Pastakia.

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Miton’s Gervais Williams tackles our 30-second ‘why should I invest with you?’ challenge

Fund manager Gervais Williams takes on our challenge to make the case for the Diverse Income Trust in 30 seconds. 

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