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Too good to be true? “Absolute return income funds” for your portfolio By Joshua Ausden 29-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
Whitechurch’s Ben Willis says finding an ultra low-risk fund with a decent yield is close to impossible, but FE Trustnet highlights some that stake such a claim.

Five must-have funds you can afford to buy, hold and forget about By Joshua Ausden 27-Sep-2014 02:00 PM
FE Trustnet asks a panel of industry experts to identify the first name on the teamsheet when it comes to selecting funds.

FE Research: The best multi-asset funds for income By Joshua Ausden 26-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
In the next article in the series, FE Trustnet highlights funds that tick the box for not only yield but dividend stability and downside risk.

A more flexible alternative to Angus Tulloch and First State? By Joshua Ausden 24-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
F&C’s Gary Potter was one of the very first investors in the FE Alpha Manager back in 1990, and thinks an up-and-coming group shares many of his and First State’s characteristics.

Scotland votes no – but what does that mean for your portfolio? By Joshua Ausden 19-Sep-2014 11:15 AM
FE Trustnet sums up the fund management industry’s reaction to the Scottish independence result, which was not quite as close as many expected.

Cash weighs heavily on Brookes’ Schroder MM funds in 2014 By Joshua Ausden 18-Sep-2014 05:00 PM
Ultra-bearish calls have made and broken many careers. What way will it go for Marcus Brookes and Robin McDonald at Schroders?

The fund I’m getting ready to buy if there’s a Scottish independence-led sell-off By Joshua Ausden 17-Sep-2014 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet editor Joshua Ausden is looking for a proven deep-value stockpicker who is ready to put their cash to work, and thinks he has found one in Investec’s Alastair Mundy.

Follow the money? Mass inflows boost First State Asia Pacific Leaders & co By Joshua Ausden 16-Sep-2014 11:15 AM
Panic-selling in emerging markets seems to be plateauing, and inflows are returning to the Asia Pacific region.

Three star managers who have gone it alone By Joshua Ausden 14-Sep-2014 07:00 AM
Some of the UK’s highest profile and best-performing managers have left big-name firms and set up on their own.

Julie Dean’s exit, replicating Woodford and buying opportunities: Our best stories of the week By Joshua Ausden 12-Sep-2014 06:00 PM
The FE Trustnet team round up their favourite articles of the week, including the prospect of an independent Scotland and the departure of FE Alpha Manager Julie Dean from Schroders.

Three UK stocks for investors who are buying back in on St Leger’s day By Joshua Ausden 12-Sep-2014 03:00 PM
Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, offers three stocks for investors who listened to the old adage and sold their stock positions in May.

The best global funds for income investors By Joshua Ausden 12-Sep-2014 01:00 PM
FE Research has developed a bespoke method of highlighting the best funds on a pure income basis. In the second article of a new series, here are those that fare best across the IMA global sectors.

Which UK funds should you buy in a Scottish independence-led sell-off? By Joshua Ausden 12-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
The best buying opportunities tend to occur when emotions get the better of markets. Here, Trustnet Direct’s John Blowers looks at some of the ways investors could potentially benefit next week.

Should income investors be wary of the highest-yielding funds? By Joshua Ausden 08-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
Investors looking for dividends are automatically attracted by the highest yielding funds, but this doesn’t mean the income they receive is sustainable.

How I tried and failed to beat Neil Woodford at his own game By Joshua Ausden 06-Sep-2014 07:00 AM
Joshua Ausden thought he had discovered a fool-proof way of accessing fund managers’ expertise at a discount. As with most gambles, however, he found out there is usually only ever one winner…

The “other” Troy fund that’s giving Trojan a run for its money By Joshua Ausden 05-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
The £85m Troy Spectrum fund has a better record over the short and medium term with a similar level of volatility and has recently added a new manager to its team.

Gleeson: The best UK equity funds for income investors By Joshua Ausden 04-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
FE Research has developed a bespoke method of highlighting the best funds on a pure income basis. In the first article of a new series, here are those that fare best across the IMA UK equity sectors.

Rob Gleeson: Three steps to picking the perfect income fund for your portfolio By Joshua Ausden 03-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
FE Research thinks investors need to do much more than look at a fund’s yield to determine whether it is strong from an income perspective.

Giant funds of the future By Joshua Ausden 02-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
In the first of a new series, FE Trustnet highlights funds with the potential to become industry leaders in the coming years.

Which group has the best range of funds across the board? By Joshua Ausden 22-Aug-2014 01:00 PM
Invesco Perpetual was dealt a heavy blow when Neil Woodford handed in his resignation in October last year, but strength in depth has helped them weather the storm.

Emerging markets are rallying: So is it time to invest or sell? By Joshua Ausden 21-Aug-2014 06:00 PM
The asset class has shrugged off an awful 2013 and delivered strong returns this year, but experts question whether investors should jump on the band wagon.

Return of the bears: Tulloch, Stout, Wood & co back to winning ways in 2014 By Joshua Ausden 21-Aug-2014 11:00 AM
Defensive managers with a constant eye on downside protection often go through bursts of underperformance – but their strategy proves to be spot-on time and time again.

FTSE trackers outperform in 2014 – but some by more than others By Joshua Ausden 19-Aug-2014 01:30 PM
Investors would have been better off being in passive funds than the average active UK fund this year, but the range of returns is stark even only over a short period.

Are these “expensive” funds worth the extra cost? By Joshua Ausden 18-Aug-2014 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet highlights a selection of funds that have justified their above-average ongoing charges figures (OCFs) in recent years.

Luthman: Why I’m expecting a bull market if Cameron gets a majority By Joshua Ausden 16-Aug-2014 02:00 PM
The FE Alpha Manager highlights three reasons why he is bullish on UK equities for the coming years, though says another coalition could put the brakes on any rise.

Life after Woodford: How Invesco’s “other funds” have fared By Joshua Ausden 15-Aug-2014 08:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks at how Neil Woodford’s departure has affected Invesco Perpetual Distribution, Monthly Income Plus and the Edinburgh IT.

Failing funds: Who hasn't beaten cash over the past decade? By Joshua Ausden 13-Aug-2014 07:15 PM
Investors would have been much better off taking no risk and sitting on cash instead of investing in a number of underperforming funds.

The funds that make money in downturns – but probably won’t next time around By Joshua Ausden 12-Aug-2014 04:45 PM
Tilney Bestinvest’s Jason Hollands thinks cautious investors with a high allocation to UK government bonds could be exposing themselves to big risks in a rising interest-rate environment.

Best of both worlds: The top-performing funds without the volatility By Joshua Ausden 11-Aug-2014 07:00 PM
FE Trustnet identifies the funds that are defying gravity and posting strong returns with less volatility than traditional low-risk investments such as UK government bonds over the market cycle.

The case for investment trusts in the new £15,000 ISA By Joshua Ausden 09-Aug-2014 07:00 AM
With the new ISA now up and running, FE Trustnet looks at ways investors can make the most of their £15,000 tax free-allowance with investment trusts.

Cheap funds, market corrections and Harry Nimmo: Our best stories of the week By Joshua Ausden 08-Aug-2014 04:30 PM
The FE Trustnet team round up their favourite articles of the week, including a warning over giant bond funds and Harry Nimmo’s explanation for a terrible 2014 for Standard Life UK Smaller Companies.

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