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David Jane: Why I’m taking profits and running for cover By David Jane 01-Feb-2015 07:00 AM
The Miton multi-asset manager has been booking profits and raising cash, as an uncertain outlook makes him become more cautious.

Five core investment trusts for retirement income By Daniel Lanyon 31-Jan-2015 02:00 PM
Numis Securities’ Charles Cade reveals five investment trusts that he says could provide the core to a retirement income portfolio.

Best of the best – The four new FE Alpha Manager duos By Alex Paget 31-Jan-2015 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet takes a closer look at the funds run by two FE Alpha Managers, paying close attention to the duos who have recently been awarded the coveted rating.

Doomsday scenarios and dodging volatility: FE Trustnet’s best stories of the week By Daniel Lanyon 30-Jan-2015 04:30 PM
Sentiment seems to have dipped this week, after the earlier ECB-inspired rally. Here’s a summary of the team’s favourite stories of the past seven days.

Revealed: The new FE Alpha Managers By Alex Paget 30-Jan-2015 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet looks at the latest edition of the FE Alpha Managers list, which has lost a number of household names.

Why your cautious fund has never been riskier By Gary Jackson 30-Jan-2015 11:00 AM
The soaring bond market has left many cautious funds at risk, according to multi-managers from Schroders, Rathbones and Brooks Macdonald.

Diversified bond funds smash concentrated rivals By Alex Paget 30-Jan-2015 07:00 AM
While stock-picking bond managers say their strategy is the best way to beat the market, data from FE Analytics suggests otherwise.

The contrarian bets FE Alpha Managers got right and wrong last ISA season By Daniel Lanyon 29-Jan-2015 06:00 PM
It has been less than a year since these managers tipped their favourite contrarian bets and while still in play we look at how they have been getting on.

Newton’s Stephany: The UK sectors I’ll be avoiding in 2015 By Alex Paget 29-Jan-2015 04:30 PM
Though miners and banks have become increasingly popular with investors, Paul Stephany, manager of the Newton UK Opportunities Fund says he will continue to avoid them for some time to come.

Is it time to sell the funds that haven’t lost money in a decade? By Daniel Lanyon 29-Jan-2015 03:00 PM
Healthcare investments have pleasingly lined a lot of portfolios over the past 10 years, but some experts are worried that valuations have become stretched.

The UK managers that beat the All Share when the market flipped By Gary Jackson 29-Jan-2015 01:00 PM
2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014 all presented investors with different opportunities and challenges, but some funds managed to beat the FTSE All Share in every one of these years.

Why with a heavy heart I’m selling out of M&G Global Dividend By Joshua Ausden 29-Jan-2015 11:00 AM
Head of content at FE Trustnet Joshua Ausden explains why he’s lost patience with Stuart Rhodes’ multi-billion pound portfolio, and highlights the fund he’s buying in its place.

Four potential doomsday scenarios for investors in 2015 By Alex Paget 29-Jan-2015 07:00 AM
In this slightly depressing article, FE Trustnet asks the experts which possible events have the potential to seriously derail investors’ portfolios this year.

Is it time to buy the worst performing market of the last four years? By Daniel Lanyon 28-Jan-2015 06:00 PM
Natural resources have left investors short changed since 2011, but some are saying the bottom of the market is close.

Scott: Three funds I’m using to protect against this expensive market By Alex Paget 28-Jan-2015 04:15 PM
Hawksmoor’s Richard Scott tells FE Trustnet about the funds he is using to protect against equity market risk and the “exceptionally” expensive bond market.

Is Schroder UK Growth looking attractive on a 10 per cent discount? By Gary Jackson 28-Jan-2015 02:00 PM
The trust has seen its discount widen after another manager change but some analysts think it could be at an attractive entry point to Philip Matthews’ strategy.

How Standard Life GARS plans to dodge UK election volatility By Daniel Lanyon 28-Jan-2015 12:15 PM
The titan fund joins a growing number of large portfolios taking steps to dampen down the impact of market instability as UK voters prepare to go to the polls.

The funds that gave investors the roughest ride last year By Gary Jackson 28-Jan-2015 10:00 AM
Volatility returned to markets in force during the second half of 2014, so FE Trustnet has looked at which funds gave their investors the most turbulent year.

Should you be taking profits from these top-performing funds? By Alex Paget 28-Jan-2015 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet asks the experts if investors can expect these funds to continue their stellar performance or whether should they be locking in their sizeable gains.

Where Schroders’ Kevin Murphy sees plenty of value in UK stocks By Daniel Lanyon 27-Jan-2015 06:00 PM
Schroders’ Kevin Murphy says two distinct and unloved areas within the UK equity market are set for a lot of upside.

Ashworth-Lord: Why I’ve just piled into UK equities By Alex Paget 27-Jan-2015 04:00 PM
The manager of the highly rated UK Buffettology fund is confident that the poor performance of UK equities is unlikely to continue in 2015, despite the recent negative sentiment around the asset class.

What eurozone QE really means for your portfolio By Mark Holman 27-Jan-2015 02:00 PM
Mark Holman, chief executive of TwentyFour Asset Management, examines how the launch of full-blown quantitative easing in the eurozone will affect the markets and the funds that invest in them.

First State vs Aberdeen Asia funds: Is a clear winner emerging? By Daniel Lanyon 27-Jan-2015 12:15 PM
The second half of last year was very good for one and not so good for the other of these two giants in the Asia Pacific investment space.

Managers stick by underperforming global equity income funds By Alex Paget 27-Jan-2015 10:00 AM
Using data from FE Analytics, FE Trustnet looks at the most popular global equity income funds with multi-asset managers.

Five funds that took more than £1bn in new money last year By Gary Jackson 27-Jan-2015 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks through the sales figures from last year to see which funds attracted the highest inflows.

Capita: Dividends set to grow in 2015 but stalwarts will disappoint By Daniel Lanyon 26-Jan-2015 06:00 PM
Capita predicts growth in regular dividends this year but a number of managers also reveal where they see greatest risks.

Ten investment mistakes to avoid in the 2015 ISA season By Adrian Lowcock 26-Jan-2015 04:00 PM
Adrian Lowcock, head of investing at AXA Wealth, highlights 10 mistakes that have the potential to derail investors’ plans for the coming year.

How Syriza's victory in Greece will affect your portfolio By Daniel Lanyon 26-Jan-2015 02:00 PM
Greece has voted in anti-austerity party Syriza, so could the eurozone and the wider market be set for a rough ride?

Don’t delay – now is the time to inflation-proof your portfolio, warn experts By Alex Paget 26-Jan-2015 12:15 PM
The oil price may have fallen 50 per cent, but Hawksmoor’s Jim Wood-Smith and Old Mutual’s John Ventre are preparing themselves for an inflation shock over the coming 12 months.

The UK equity income funds for a monthly income seeker By Gary Jackson 26-Jan-2015 10:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks through the IA UK Equity Income sector to see if any monthly income-paying funds could be a good fit for people in retirement.

The best and worst trusts for risk-adjusted returns over 10 years By Joshua Ausden 26-Jan-2015 07:00 AM
Scatter charts on FE Analytics allow investors to find funds with stellar returns and low volatility – or, alternatively, loss-makers with high volatility.

 
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