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Why the FTSE is in much worse shape than it was in 1999 By Alex Paget 28-Feb-2015 02:00 PM
The team at RWC tell FE Trustnet why the FTSE’s record high is a major concern and, as a result, why they are at maximum cash levels while holding a historically low level of stocks.

Bond fund managers slam Lloyds’ dividend By Daniel Lanyon 28-Feb-2015 07:00 AM
Fixed income fund managers from Kames and TwentyFour say investors should be nervous about the decision by Lloyds to pay out its first dividend in seven years.

FTSE record, fees and a hideously disfigured market: Our best stories of the week By Alex Paget 27-Feb-2015 04:30 PM
A new record high for the FTSE 100 and a look at why some funds remain more expensive than their peers has kept FE Trustnet busy this week.

Why this FTSE high is in much better shape than 1999 By Daniel Lanyon 27-Feb-2015 01:05 PM
An all-time high in the ‘bellwether’ equity market might seem like a time to de-risk, but FE Trustnet looks at whether there is still a bull case for UK stocks.

McQuaker sells down UK equities: Why he thinks the election will ruin the market By Lauren Mason 27-Feb-2015 11:00 AM
The FE Alpha Manager discusses the UK’s most unpredictable election yet and how this has led him to sell down his exposure to UK equities.

Experts dump AXA Fram UK Select Opps: Should you follow suit? By Alex Paget 27-Feb-2015 07:00 AM
A recent FE Trustnet study showed that fund of funds managers have been selling out of Nigel Thomas’s £4.5bn AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities fund en masse over the last year, so we ask the experts whether private investors should do the same.

Buxton: Three bombed-out stocks I’m buying for Old Mutual UK Alpha By Alex Paget 26-Feb-2015 04:30 PM
The star manager reveals why he has been buying battered stocks such as Tesco over the past month.

Institutions ditch funds: Should you do the same? By Gary Jackson 26-Feb-2015 03:00 PM
Billions of pounds were pulled out the UK funds industry last month as institutional investors sold out and headed for the hills.

Why the bond bears are wrong By Daniel Lanyon 26-Feb-2015 01:00 PM
Western Asset’s CIO Ken Leech tells FE Trustnet why the likes of Bill Gross and Bill Eigen are missing the point when it comes to turmoil in the bond market.

My first SIPP: Why I’m ignoring standard funds for thematic ones By Gary Jackson 26-Feb-2015 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet news editor Gary Jackson explains why he is looking beyond allocating on the traditional geographic basis and seeking funds that are playing multi-decade mega trends.

This market is “hideously disfigured”, warns Aberdeen’s Stout By Alex Paget 26-Feb-2015 07:00 AM
Though investors’ spirits are high as global equity markets are at record highs, the star manager is fully prioritising capital preservation in this dangerous environment.

The place bond fund managers think they can still make money in 2015 By Daniel Lanyon 25-Feb-2015 06:00 PM
Fixed income managers from M&G, BNY Mellon and Kames Capital all tip US high yield as the place to make money from bonds this year.

The five best investment trusts for dividend growth By Alex Paget 25-Feb-2015 04:30 PM
Using research from the AIC, FE Trustnet takes a closer look at the five best performing investment trusts for dividend growth over recent years.

Can these multi-billion pound funds justify their expensive fees? By Joshua Ausden 25-Feb-2015 04:00 PM
FE Trustnet’s head of content Joshua Ausden has no issue with funds that are able to justify above average fees, but asks whether those that attract vast assets should be making more of an effort to bring down their costs.

Is the FTSE heading for the magic 7,000? By Max King  25-Feb-2015 03:00 PM
Investec’s Max King looks at what has happened to the FTSE 100 over the past 15 years, as some investor start to eye the blue-chip index’s move past the 7,000 barrier.

FTSE breaches record high: A watershed moment or a walk into a bear trap? By Gary Jackson 25-Feb-2015 11:00 AM
With the FTSE 100 closing at new high yesterday, FE Trustnet rounds up the immediate reaction of the investment community, asking if further rises or another setback seems to be on the horizon.

Buxton’s Old Mutual UK Alpha tops managers’ list of favourite UK funds By Alex Paget 25-Feb-2015 07:00 AM
In the next of the series, FE Trustnet looks at which are the most popular UK growth funds with the experts.

The European funds benefiting the most from Draghi’s QE rally By Lauren Mason 24-Feb-2015 06:00 PM
Since Mario Draghi announced fresh stimulus for eurozone economy last month, many European funds have reaped the benefits. Here FE Trustnet finds the best performing funds since the QE announcement.

Is it time for investors to hike cash? By Lauren Mason 24-Feb-2015 04:30 PM
With some experts fearing a market correction, FE Trustnet looks at whether investors should consider holding more in cash in the run-up to ISA season.

The five market risks that could crash the FTSE’s party By Alex Paget 24-Feb-2015 01:00 PM
With the FTSE 100 flirting with its historic record close of 6,930, FE Trustnet asks the experts which major risks they fear have the potential to derail the UK equity market.

The best performing UK funds and trusts since the FTSE’s record high By Alex Paget 24-Feb-2015 11:30 AM
With the UK’s blue-chip index closing in on its all-time high, FE Trustnet looks back to see which have been the best closed and open-ended funds since the FTSE 100 reached its peak in December 1999.

"Best of British" funds for a FTSE high By Gary Jackson 24-Feb-2015 11:00 AM
Despite the FTSE 100 approaching its all-time high, Fidelity’s Tom Stevenson says investors should still consider adding to funds that focus on the home market.

UK equity markets are looking through electoral uncertainty, but for how long? By Michael Stanes  24-Feb-2015 10:00 AM
Heartwood’s Michael Stanes asks why the UK stock market seems to be doing so well when there’s an uncertain general election looming in the coming months.

Have property funds gotten too big for their boots? By Lauren Mason 23-Feb-2015 06:00 PM
A huge boost in popularity over the last two years has seen property funds grow ever bigger. But should this put off investors?

The global funds that rebounded hardest over 10 years By Gary Jackson 23-Feb-2015 04:30 PM
FE Trustnet looks at the global funds that are in their sector’s bottom quartile for maximum losses but have still made some of their peer group’s best total returns.

Three vital signs that tell you it's time to sell By Keith Ashworth-Lord  23-Feb-2015 03:00 PM
Sanford DeLand’s Keith Ashworth-Lord talks us through three reasons to sell a stock, even if the investor had previously been very optimistic about its prospects.

iBoss: If you have to buy a bond fund, buy this one By Alex Paget 23-Feb-2015 01:00 PM
iBoss’ Chris Metcalfe warns that the current bond market is dangerously overvalued, but if investors need fixed income exposure within their portfolios he says they should turn to one particular offering.

Five global funds to diversify your retirement income portfolio By Joshua Ausden 23-Feb-2015 11:30 AM
In the second of a two part series, FE Trustnet identifies global equity income funds that are suitable for investors in retirement, drawing on recommendations from industry experts.

Investing in Russia funds: Bullish or plain stupid? By Lauren Mason 23-Feb-2015 07:00 AM
With a particularly frosty recession on the horizon in Russia, an investment in the emerging market has never seemed riskier. However, is there still a chance that bullish investors could stand to make a profit?

Bigger is seldom better: Why the funds industry needs to change By Joshua Ausden 22-Feb-2015 02:00 PM
FE Trustnet’s Josh Ausden highlights a key issue facing financial advisers – the problem of funds getting too big.

How investors can capture oil price upside By Daniel Lanyon 22-Feb-2015 07:00 AM
Oil’s fall in price has been a major talking point due to its speed and severity, but could its direction of travel be changing?

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