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Research Archive

Three global income funds actively avoiding the UK’s most popular dividend stocks By Alex Paget 12-Feb-2016 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks through the data to highlight three members of the IA Global Equity Income sector that not only largely avoid the UK, but also the most popularly held stocks in the IA UK Equity Income sector.

Are global income managers really helping you diversify away from the UK? By Alex Paget 12-Feb-2016 07:00 AM
Investors are constantly being told to diversify their income stream away from the UK dividend paying market, but FE data suggests few global funds are actually helping their clients achieve that outcome.

Three trusts for investors worried by the “mirage” of FTSE 100 yield By Gary Jackson 11-Feb-2016 05:00 PM
Investment trusts like BlackRock Throgmorton, The Investment Company and Invesco Income Growth could be attractive options for investors concerned by the risk of dividend cuts, according to Stockdale Securities.

Funds for long-term investors concerned about market volatility By Jason Hollands 11-Feb-2016 03:30 PM
Following a turbulent start to 2016, Tilney Bestinvest’s Jason Hollands highlights how long-term investors can block out the noise and provides seven fund picks they could consider.

Will you kick yourself for ignoring these high-yielding funds? By Lauren Mason 11-Feb-2016 01:00 PM
An FE Trustnet study shows that the 10 highest-yielding funds in the UK Equity Income space have outperformed the 10 lowest-yielding funds on average since the start of last year.

Global funds struggle to combine top returns with low volatility By Gary Jackson 11-Feb-2016 11:00 AM
Just over 1 per cent of the funds in the IA Global sector have been able to deliver top quartile returns and low volatility over recent years, according to FE Analytics data.

Dampier: This is the toughest period I have ever known for markets By Daniel Lanyon 11-Feb-2016 07:00 AM
Hargreaves Lansdown’s head of research believes markets are in a dire state, more so than at any other time in the past 30 years.

Woodford: Expect widespread dividend cuts in the UK market By Alex Paget 10-Feb-2016 05:45 PM
The star manager is another expert who is concerned about the outlook for the UK dividend market, warning that there are significant yield traps in the index.

FE Alpha Manager Troup: Three ways to maximise income in today’s tricky market By Lauren Mason 10-Feb-2016 04:30 PM
Kevin Troup, who runs the SLI Global Equity Income fund, explains how his style-agnostic approach towards choosing stocks has helped him successfully grow his dividend while navigating choppy market conditions.

Should investors fret about the sharp drop in the dollar? By John Bilton 10-Feb-2016 03:00 PM
The US dollar has had one of its sharpest drops in two decades over recent weeks and John Bilton, global head of multi asset strategy at JP Morgan Asset Management, questions whether this is a trend investors need to panic about.

The global funds taking the biggest bet on Europe By Lauren Mason 10-Feb-2016 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet takes a look at the equity funds within the global sectors that have taken the biggest bets on Europe, and how this has impacted their medium and long-term performances.

Martin: What caused Neptune UK Mid Cap's "disappointing" six months By Alex Paget 10-Feb-2016 11:00 AM
The FE Alpha Manager has a strong track record of protecting his investors, but has posted hefty losses over the past six months. In this article, he explains why that has been the case.

Five young ‘star’ managers being tested in the equity bear market By Daniel Lanyon 10-Feb-2016 07:00 AM
Five young ‘star’ managers being tested in the equity bear market

Andy Parson’s six fund picks for your ISA this year By Lauren Mason 09-Feb-2016 06:00 PM
The head of investment research and fund manager at The Share Centre talks through the funds that investors should consider buying to utilise their ISA allowance this year.

Value funds are almost guaranteed to outperform from here, says City Financial By Alex Paget 09-Feb-2016 04:30 PM
Following an extended period of severe underperformance for value funds, City Financial’s Peter Toogood says that no matter what happens to markets from here, they should outperform their growth rivals.

Psigma: The oil price could still fall to $10 By Rory McPherson 09-Feb-2016 03:00 PM
Rory McPherson, who is the new head of investment strategy at Psigma Investment Management, explains why another almighty fall in the oil price is by no means out of the question.

Is now finally the time to buy emerging market funds? By Lauren Mason 09-Feb-2016 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet speaks to a panel of fund managers regarding emerging markets, and whether the current valuations in the sector warrant hunting around for buying opportunities.

Standard Life GARS no longer managers’ favourite absolute return fund By Alex Paget 09-Feb-2016 11:00 AM
In the next article of the series, FE Trustnet finds out which are the most popular absolute return funds with multi-managers.

FE Trustnet readers bullish on equities but what are the experts doing? By Daniel Lanyon 09-Feb-2016 07:00 AM
With a recent poll showing that you are buying or at least maintaining your equity exposure, FE Trustnet reveals what the professionals have been doing in the January sell-off.

Santander: The best funds and asset classes for a well-protected portfolio By Lauren Mason 08-Feb-2016 06:00 PM
Tom Caddick and Toby Vaughan from Santander Global Multi-Asset Solutions tell FE Trustnet which diversified areas of the market they’re more constructive on and which funds they think are best to play them.

Four giant funds that got even bigger in 2015 By Gary Jackson 08-Feb-2016 04:30 PM
FE Trustnet reveals the funds that were already running more than £1bn at the start of 2015 but went on to take in more than one-third of their assets over the following 12 months.

Nick Train: Why I’ve just bought more of my own trust By Daniel Lanyon 08-Feb-2016 03:00 PM
Star manager Nick Train has not had his spirits dampened by the recent market falls and accompanying bearish commentary.

The FE Alpha Manager duos that have shone in the multi-asset space By Lauren Mason 08-Feb-2016 01:00 PM
Following the latest rebalancing of FE Alpha Managers, FE Trustnet takes a look at the star duos who operate in the absolute return or multi-asset spaces and was has led to their coveted place on the list.

The returning FE Alpha Managers – and those that have been stricken off the list By Alex Paget 08-Feb-2016 11:00 AM
Following the latest rebalancing, FE Trustnet looks at the managers who have won back their FE Alpha status and those who have lost it.

REVEALED: The new FE Alpha Managers By Daniel Lanyon 08-Feb-2016 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet takes a look at a selection of the individuals who have been named FE Alpha Managers for the first time.

This “daft” market is on the verge of collapse, warns Toogood By Alex Paget 07-Feb-2016 02:00 PM
Following the move to negative rates in Japan, City Financial’s Peter Toogood warns a financial crash is very much on the horizon – though other market commentators are more constructive.

Jane: How investors can protect their portfolios against further falls By David Jane  07-Feb-2016 07:00 AM
David Jane, head of multi asset at Miton, says that investors can shield their portfolios from further falls in the equity market – but they can’t do it by holding trackers.

Sick of hearing about China and oil? The real macro headwinds you should think about By Lauren Mason 06-Feb-2016 02:00 PM
Hermes Sourcecap Europe ex UK manager Tim Crockford tells FE Trustnet what investors should really be focusing on in 2016.

Four early-bird AIM stocks for your 2016 ISA By Daniel Lanyon 06-Feb-2016 07:00 AM
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, reveals the four AIM stocks he tips for investors this ISA season.

Nick Train, Richard Woolnough and mid-caps: Our best stories of the week By The FE Trustnet team 05-Feb-2016 04:30 PM
In this weekly round-up, the FE Trustnet team highlight its favourite articles of the week including an interview with star manager Nick Train and some detailed analysis of UK mid-cap funds.

Weekly share-tip roundup: Buy AstraZeneca, sell BP By Tony Cross 05-Feb-2016 03:15 PM
Questor warned BP’s dividend is not sustainable, while Tempus said investors shouldn’t be put off by the expiring patent on AstraZeneca’s anti-cholesterol drug Crestor.

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