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Every Englishman needs his castle: Five reasons to be bullish on housebuilders By Neil Hermon  23-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
Henderson’s Neil Hermon (pictured) explains why he believes there are “powerful underlying drivers” that could lead to further gains for UK housebuilding companies.

Ecclesiastical’s Jackson: Three winter stock picks for your portfolio By Gary Jackson 22-Nov-2014 02:00 PM
After relatively lacklustre returns from the UK equities, the Ecclesiastical UK Equity Growth manager highlights three stocks that could be attractive holdings to pick up now.

David Jane: How investors should dampen down looming volatility By Daniel Lanyon 22-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
The manager of Miton’s Multi Asset funds explains the impact of heightened volatility within currency markets.

Disgusting fees, swelling funds and accidental absolute returns: Our best stories of the week By Gary Jackson 21-Nov-2014 02:00 PM
This week we’ve been looking at the funds which could one day become too big and covered the ongoing debate over asset managers’ fees, as well as finding some bond funds that behave a bit like absolute return strategies.

UKIP’s rise is putting your portfolio at risk, warns Green By Daniel Lanyon 21-Nov-2014 11:55 AM
DeVere’s Nigel Green explains why the rise of UKIP should be at the forefront of investors’ minds due to the party’s potential effect on markets.

You'll find out just how good active managers are in 2015: So who should you choose? By Alex Paget 21-Nov-2014 10:30 AM
FE Trustnet asks the experts which managers they would count as the best active stock-pickers available to investors.

Miton UK Multi Cap Income fund reopens amid “game changer” in UK small caps By Gary Jackson 21-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
The fund, which soft-closed last year, has removed its initial fee as managers Gervais Williams and Martin Turner expect growing interest in smaller-cap dividend plays.

High yielding trusts the analysts are backing but investors are ignoring By Daniel Lanyon 20-Nov-2014 06:00 PM
Oriel Securities’ Ian Scoullier and Cantor Fitzgerald’s Monica Tepes reveal two investment trusts they rate highly but believe investors are overlooking.

A friendly warning about your emerging market fund By Alex Paget 20-Nov-2014 04:15 PM
Though Goldman Sachs’ Andrew Wilson is relatively sanguine about China’s outlook, he warns that storms clouds are on the horizon within the world’s second largest economy.

Tom Becket: Why you shouldn’t ignore alternatives funds By Tom Becket 20-Nov-2014 02:00 PM
Many investors overlook alternatives and tend to stick with equities and bonds, but the Psigma CIO (pictured) believes good opportunities can be found among funds specialising in more niche areas.

Will China funds see huge rebounds or perilous falls after Stock Connect? By Daniel Lanyon 20-Nov-2014 12:15 PM
The market has interpreted China’s new Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect policy favourably, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Fund managers show confusion over Europe as macro worries persist By Gary Jackson 20-Nov-2014 10:00 AM
Asset allocators are still overweight European equities but are considering switching to an underweight in the coming months as concerns mount over the health of the economy.

The top-performing funds which could be in danger of growing too big: Part 1 By Alex Paget 20-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
In the first of a two part series, FE Trustnet asks the experts which funds they feel are currently at a manageable size, but could be hit with capacity constraints if inflows continue at their current rate.

Frontier market funds tipped to continue outperforming emerging markets By Daniel Lanyon 19-Nov-2014 06:00 PM
Advance Emerging Capital’s Samir Shah says frontier markets will outperform their emerging market rivals and tips the country where he expects to see the fastest uptick.

Ashmore’s Dehn: Japan and Korea can give investors a glimpse of the future By Jan Dehn 19-Nov-2014 04:30 PM
Ashmore’s head of research (pictured) believes that Japan and Korea can give insight into how the dynamic between the emerging and developed worlds will play out in the coming years.

This market is now in bubble territory, warns Grantham By Alex Paget 19-Nov-2014 03:00 PM
GMO’s Jeremy Grantham says the equity market can rally another 10 per cent before “crashing like it always does”.

Hidden gems: Highly rated funds from the most overlooked sector By Gary Jackson 19-Nov-2014 01:00 PM
Advisers and investors often overlook the IMA Unclassified sector, but a number of funds in the obscure peer group have managed to gain recognition for their strong managers and track records.

Accidental absolute return? The bond funds that have consistently made you money By Joshua Ausden 19-Nov-2014 10:15 AM
While not necessarily in their objectives, a number of pure equity and bond funds have made investors a positive return in eight or more of the last calendar years – even when markets are falling.

They’ve done it again… Train and Cholwill top the tables once more in 2014 By Alex Paget 19-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
While a lot could still happen in the remaining six weeks of 2014, both Martin Cholwill and FE Alpha Manager Nick Train are on course to outperform for the seventh year in a row.

Baillie Gifford’s high-octane version of Scottish Mortgage trading on a discount By Daniel Lanyon 18-Nov-2014 06:00 PM
FE Trustnet looks under the bonnet of a possible alternative investment trust for those looking to add a kick to their portfolios.

Why M&G’s Andrew is “happily” buying equities despite rising volatility By Steven Andrew  18-Nov-2014 04:30 PM
The M&G multi-asset manager (pictured) explains why he still prefers stocks to bonds, even though geo-political tensions have risen and volatility returned to equity markets in force during recent months.

Cazenove’s Jeffrey: UK recovery slowing but equities won’t sell off next year By Daniel Lanyon 18-Nov-2014 03:00 PM
Cazenove chief investment officer Richard Jeffrey reveals why investors shouldn’t panic and where they should stay overweight amid growing economic threats.

Neil Woodford: Why there’s a 50/50 chance Pfizer will come back for AstraZeneca By Gary Jackson 18-Nov-2014 01:00 PM
Pfizer is able to make another takeover bid for AstraZeneca from next week but Neil Woodford stands by his belief that a deal wouldn’t be in the long-term interests of shareholders.

Which global smaller companies fund is right for you? By Joshua Ausden 18-Nov-2014 10:00 AM
FE Trustnet highlights the open-ended, closed-ended and passive options for investors interested in global small cap exposure.

Buy, hold or fold: Adviser verdict on the M&G Recovery fund By Alex Paget 18-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
This multi-billion pound fund has underperformed for some time now, so are investors right to have lost patience or is a turnaround in sight?

Fund managers under fire as experts slam “disgusting” fees By Gary Jackson 17-Nov-2014 06:00 PM
Cass Business School and the Financial Services Consumer Panel have called for changes to funds’ fees, arguing the current system is leading to poor outcomes for investors.

Schroders’ Kelly: Why themed funds can be like failed marriages By Ian Kelly 17-Nov-2014 04:00 PM
The co-manager of the $2.3bn Schroder ISF Global Dividend Maximiser fund compares research on how the cost of wedding can predict a failed marriage with portfolios that only invest in certain sectors.

The fund you’ll have ignored that's topping the performance tables By Gary Jackson 17-Nov-2014 02:00 PM
Many investors turn a blind eye to sustainable funds but one multi-asset portfolio is the best performing in its sector over one, three and five years.

The five underperforming favourites you were told not to sell: How are they faring? By Alex Paget 17-Nov-2014 12:30 PM
FE Trustnet looks to see whether investors were justified in giving up on five popular funds that were underperforming last year.

Oil price plunge: Who’s going to win and who’s going to lose? By Daniel Lanyon 17-Nov-2014 10:00 AM
JPM’s Alex Dryden tells FE Trustnet where the plummeting price of oil will help and where it will hurt investors’ returns and reveals the key date they should have in their diaries.

Meet the funds most popular with Trustnet Direct investors By Gary Jackson 17-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
We reveal which funds investors on the Trustnet Direct platform have allocated the most money to, starting with the CF Woodford Equity Income fund.

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