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Top performing regional funds for the strong-stomached investor By Lauren Mason 28-May-2015 03:00 PM
In FE Trustnet’s final instalment exploring top-performing but higher-risk funds, data from FE Analytics reveals four successful funds from around the globe which have been far more volatile than their peers over the recent years.

De Bunsen: What I’m buying instead of bond funds By Daniel Lanyon 28-May-2015 01:00 PM
Henderson’s multi-asset manager says diversification is more important than ever and so is stocking up on “more niche” investments.

Which young UK funds have joined Woodford in getting off to a flying start? By Gary Jackson 28-May-2015 11:00 AM
Many investors wait until a fund has a three-year track record before choosing to invest in it, but are they missing out on strong performance in the early days?

The headline risks for UK large caps By Daniel Lanyon 28-May-2015 10:00 AM
Columbia Threadneedle's Chris Kinder reveals what the biggest risks are for UK large caps stocks as well as how he has been changing the Threadneedle UK fund over the past eight months.

The only UK income fund to have paid you back in dividends By Alex Paget 28-May-2015 07:00 AM
FE data shows that only one fund within the highly-popular UK equity income space has paid its investors their initial investment back in dividends over the past 15 years – but its name might surprise a few.

Invesco Perpetual’s Mustoe: The intensifying danger for your bond fund By Daniel Lanyon 27-May-2015 06:00 PM
Invesco Perpetual’s Nick Mustoe argues fixed income is seeing increasing risk while bonds remain expensive but he tips two equity markets where the outlook is cheerful.

The core trust that offers standout value for long-term investors By Alex Paget 27-May-2015 04:30 PM
The team at Numis Securities tells FE Trustnet why investors have been presented with a huge buying opportunity in Caledonia Investment Trust.

Can you build an entire portfolio out of passive funds? By Anthony Luzio 27-May-2015 04:30 PM
The latest edition of Trustnet Magazine, out today, focuses on tracker funds and the numerous methods of investing in property.

The part of the bond market where Tom Becket is seeing value By Tom Becket 27-May-2015 03:45 PM
Psigma chief investment officer Tom Becket explains why he is positive on the outlook for high-yield bonds, even as investors fret about the risk of the Fed lifting rates.

What investors need to know about the Capital Markets Union By Jason Harding and Michael Cavers 27-May-2015 03:00 PM
Jason Harding and Michael Cavers of law firm CMS explain what the Europe Union's Capital Markets Union is and how it will affect the investment world.

Does your portfolio need an absolute return bond fund? By Gary Jackson 27-May-2015 01:00 PM
Many investors are worried about the future direction of the fixed income market, leading some experts to argue they should be looking at funds that aim to make a return no matter what headwinds emerge for bonds.

The headwind that hasn’t yet rattled the markets By Lauren Mason 27-May-2015 11:00 AM
JP Morgan’s Kerry Craig tells FE Trustnet why the EU referendum isn’t the only factor that could spook the markets and why we can’t rule out the potential for a ‘Grexit’ yet.

The UK funds investors should be buying now By Alex Paget 27-May-2015 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet readers have been upping their exposure to UK funds following the election result, but experts say they should be targeting certain areas of the market more than others.

Is the biotech “bubble” bursting? By Daniel Lanyon 26-May-2015 06:00 PM
The sector has rallied hard for the best part of a decade but has come under pressure in the past few months.

The surprising core stocks in FE Alpha Manager Margaret Lawson’s portfolio By Lauren Mason 26-May-2015 04:45 PM
SVM’s Margaret Lawson unveils the unusual stock picks in her top-performing UK Growth fund, explaining why she’ll still hold a luxury brand during weak markets and why the UK’s largest hotel brand still has room for growth.

Three fund managers looking beyond value and growth By Gary Jackson 26-May-2015 03:00 PM
Investing in either growth or value stocks isn’t the only way to run a portfolio so FE Trustnet asks three fund groups about what they look for in an attractive holding.

Marcus Brookes: The funds I’m buying to cash in on falling markets By Daniel Lanyon 26-May-2015 01:00 PM
Schroders multi-manager Marcus Brookes reveals two funds that he is holding instead of fixed income or property to diversify away from core equity holdings in expectation of an impending market crash.

Harris: Investors could be in for a “brutal” end of the year By Alex Paget 26-May-2015 11:00 AM
The City Financial manager warns that if the recent rout in the bond market is a warning shot of what investors could be in for later in the year, they could be headed towards a brutal fall.

The bond funds beating the All Share two years after the taper tantrum By Gary Jackson 26-May-2015 06:00 AM
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 By Daniel Lanyon 25-May-2015 07:00 AM
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? By Lauren Mason 24-May-2015 09:00 AM
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 investing in.

Crawford: The three UK sectors I’m shorting By Alex Paget 23-May-2015 02:00 PM
The top-performing City Financial manager says the current market is throwing up better ‘short’ opportunities than on the ‘long’ side, so he highlights the three main sectors he is betting will lose money from here.

Pidcock leaves Newton, double Kames launch and record bank fines: Your fund news digest By Gary Jackson 23-May-2015 06:00 AM
This week has seen headlines about Jason Pidcock joining Jupiter, Columbia Threadneedle hiring a European manager from F&C and fines of more than $5bn being handed out to banks.

Woodford’s investing secrets, top performing passives and Pidcock’s departure: Our best stories of the week By Daniel Lanyon 22-May-2015 06:00 PM
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 outperforming portfolios.

Weekly share-tip round-up: Move out of Zoopla, dig into South32 By Anthony Luzio 22-May-2015 03:00 PM
Trustnet Direct’s round-up of share tips from the nationals this week finds competition is increasing in the online property market, while miner South32 has numerous factors working in its favour.

No bubble in China despite 200% in a year, says Mathews Asia By Daniel Lanyon 22-May-2015 01:00 PM
Mathews Asia’s top strategist says investors should not lose their nerve in this soaring market.

Colin Morton: What investors are missing in the post-election bounce By Lauren Mason 22-May-2015 11:00 AM
Now the dust has settled after the election, financial experts including Franklin Templeton’s Colin Morton and AXA Self Investor’s Adrian Lowcock explain the post-election headwinds the market will face.

The three reasons why your global fund fails to outperform By Alex Paget 22-May-2015 07:00 AM
The global sectors are among the worst hunting grounds for active fund managers and KBI’s David Hogarty tells FE Trustnet why he thinks that is the case.

Three alternatives to Newton Asian Income By Alex Paget 21-May-2015 06:00 PM
Following the news that Jason Pidcock is to leave Newton, FE Trustnet highlights three possible alternatives to the star manager’s Asian Income fund investors may wish to consider.

Colwell: Why the bulls are wrong on banks and where I’m seeing the most opportunities By Gary Jackson 21-May-2015 04:30 PM
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 funds.

Mark Barnett: Why the election has made me more cautious By Lauren Mason 21-May-2015 03:00 PM
In an annual report released today, FE Alpha Manager Mark Barnett looks back over last year’s market, his Edinburgh Investment Trust’s performance and what he expects to see in the future.

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