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The bond funds beating the All Share two years after the taper tantrum

By Gary Jackson | 06:00 | 26-May-2015

It’s been two years since then-Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke spooked the markets by first mentioning the tapering of quantitative easing but a number of bond funds have managed to outpace UK equities since.

Neil Woodford: Two early-stage AIM stocks I’ve been buying

07:00 | 25-May-2015

The star manager reveals two micro-cap stocks in his portfolio that he believes the market is wrong about.

Are prime property funds “a busted flush” or is there still value to be had?

09:00 | 24-May-2015

A panel of financial experts tell FE Trustnet why despite high valuations, lower returns and a boom in popularity, both prime and secondary property sectors are still worth ...
 
 

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Investing in UK Equities

Colwell: Why the bulls are wrong on banks and where I’m seeing the most opportunities

By Gary Jackson on 21 May, 2015 at 16:30

Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ UK equity manager Richard Colwell is not joining other income investors in flocking back to UK banks, preferring to focus on other contrarian stock ideas across his ...

Harrison: Why the FTSE’s solid run might possibly continue

18 May, 2015 at 16:30

While the FE Alpha Manager says the re-rating of UK stocks over recent years has largely been due to excess liquidity and policy support from central banks, he believes the FTSE could continue to ...

Threadneedle UK fund: The first eight months with Kinder at the helm

18 May, 2015 at 16:30

After managing the Threadneedle UK fund for eight months, Chris Kinder explains the changes he’s made to the portfolio and where he’s seeing the most value in the market.

Woodford’s investing secrets, top performing passives and Pidcock’s departure: Our best stories of the week

18:00 | 22-May-2015

The FE Trustnet team picks out their favourite stories of the week, from a study in passive funds’ recent outperformance to how star manager Neil Woodford goes about building his consistently ...

Woodford’s investing secrets, top performing passives and Pidcock’s departure: Our best stories of the week

18:00 | 22-May-2015

The FE Trustnet team picks out their favourite stories of the week, from a study in passive funds’ recent outperformance to how star manager Neil Woodford goes about building his consistently ...
 
 

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  Price Chg %Chg
FTSE 100 7038.36 6.64 0.09
Previous close 7031.72
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FE Alpha Managers

Rank Manager name 5y (%)
1 Alex Wright 172.5
2 Mark Martin 153.4
3 Nick Train 143.1
4 Simon Knott 139.9
5 Douglas Brodie 137.8

Currencies

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British Pound (GBP)   1.0000 1.5453 1.4124
US Dollar (USD)   0.6471 1.0000 0.9140
Euro (EUR)   0.7080 1.0941 1.0000
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