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Research Archive

Job Curtis: While I still have faith in the FTSE’s highest yielding stocks By Lauren Mason 26-Sep-2016 07:00 AM
The manager, who runs the City of London investment trust, explains why he holds high-yielding stocks in his portfolio while still maintaining a relatively cautious stance to investing.

The three scenarios for the global economy that could dictate your portfolio By Jonathan Jones 23-Sep-2016 01:00 PM
In its five-year outlook, research house Robeco outlines its three most likely scenarios for the global economy and what impact this would have on investors.

Numis: Three trusts for a diversified portfolio By Lauren Mason 23-Sep-2016 11:00 AM
Based on the recent release of annual reports from several investment trusts, the research team at stock broker Numis Securities discusses three vehicles that could be attractive opportunities for investors.

Rhodes: How I’m positioning M&G Global Dividend after “difficult” few years By Jonathan Jones 23-Sep-2016 07:00 AM
Stuart Rhodes, manager of the M&G Global Dividend fund, explains why the fund is beginning to show signs of recovery after a difficult 18 months.

Inflations risks – Should you believe the bulls or the bears? By Guy Stephens 22-Sep-2016 05:00 PM
Guy Stephens, managing director at Rowan Dartington Signature, analyses the risks facing investors at the moment such as global growth, interest rates, bond and equity market valuations and a potential inflation surprise.

WATCH: Franklin's Morton: How I'm positioning my funds for Brexit By FE Trustnet Team 22-Sep-2016 03:00 PM
Colin Morton, manager of the Franklin UK Equity Income and Franklin UK Rising Dividends funds, explains how he and the team are positioning portfolios in the aftermath of the historic EU referendum.

JPM's Anderson: The mid-cap sectors to buy and those to avoid By Jonathan Jones 22-Sep-2016 01:00 PM
Portfolio manager Guy Anderson details where he is seeing value in the mid-cap sector and warns where investors should steer clear from.

Three strategic bond funds that’ve consistently made money when gilts yields have risen By Alex Paget 22-Sep-2016 11:00 AM
Following on from an article this morning, FE Trustnet takes a closer look at three strategic bond funds that have consistently delivered positive returns when government bond prices have dropped.

Have strategic bond funds protected investors against rising gilt yields? By Alex Paget 22-Sep-2016 07:00 AM
With concerns over the outlook for gilt yields, FE Trustnet highlights the IA Sterling Strategic Bond funds that have had investors’ backs when traditional ‘safe haven’ assets have fallen in value.

Becket: How central banks have caused “chaos” and “mayhem” in markets By Tom Becket 21-Sep-2016 05:00 PM
Tom Becket, chief investment officer at Psigma, explores how central banks have created huge levels of uncertainty in financial markets.

WATCH: Franklin's Morton: The advantages of running funds outside of the City and why has reduced fees By FE Trustnet Team 21-Sep-2016 03:00 PM
Colin Morton, manager of the Franklin UK Rising Dividends and Franklin UK Equity Income funds, tells FE Trustnet about the experience of the group’s Leeds-based team, the advantages of running portfolios outside of London and why he and his team moved to reduce fees across their UK equity range.

M&G’s Leaviss: Why inflation could be making a comeback By Jonathan Jones 21-Sep-2016 01:00 PM
M&G’s Jim Leaviss explains that he is shortening the duration on gilts and backing inflation-linked bonds as deflationary pressures globally have eased.

“I have to apologise” – M&G’s Rowley on her property fund’s closure and when it should re-open By Jonathan Jones 21-Sep-2016 11:00 AM
Fiona Rowley, manager of the M&G Property Portfolio, says she is focused on re-opening the fund following its suspension earlier in the year, but won’t be panicked into selling at fire-sale prices.

Tom Dobell: Why I’m confident I can turn around M&G Recovery’s performance By Jonathan Jones 21-Sep-2016 07:00 AM
Fund manager Tom Dobell explains why he is not changing his strategy on the M&G Recovery fund despite a tough few years.

The funds attracting the most money in the IA’s most popular sector By Lauren Mason 20-Sep-2016 05:00 PM
The Investment Association’s most recent data shows that every region apart from the global space suffered outflows in July. FE Trustnet explores the five most popular funds within the market area.

Colin Morton: Why investors need to focus on dividend growth not just yield By The FE Trustnet team 20-Sep-2016 03:00 PM
The manager explains why the Franklin UK Rising Dividends fund is different to most other UK equity funds and how this could benefit investors.

Don’t chase the gold rally, warns Greetham By Alex Paget 20-Sep-2016 01:00 PM
It’s been one of the most profitable asset classes of 2016, but the head of multi asset at Royal London warns that buying into gold now could be a mistake.

What to do with your pension pot: Trustnet Magazine is out now! By The FE Trustnet Team 20-Sep-2016 12:30 PM
Trustnet Magazine is back after its summer break with a special focus on pensions and retirement.

The five UK equity income funds taking the biggest bets on mid-caps By Alex Paget 20-Sep-2016 11:00 AM
Following on from our recent survey, FE Trustnet looks at the five IA UK Equity Income funds with the highest weightings to FTSE 250 stocks.

Fidelity’s Clark: Why I’ve been buying UK mid-caps By Jonathan Jones 20-Sep-2016 07:00 AM
Fidelity’s Michael Clark says he is looking to add UK domestic-focused companies now the impact of Brexit has subsided as a hedge against some of the potential large-cap dividend cuts.

FE Alpha Manager Thomson: Why I’ve bought banks for the first time in a decade By Lauren Mason 19-Sep-2016 05:00 PM
James Thomson, who manages the four crown-rated Rathbone Global Opportunities fund, explains why he has finally decided to buy into the sector and why he has never felt better about how his portfolio looks.

Five industries poised to prosper from powerful disruptive change By Dave Eiswert 19-Sep-2016 03:30 PM
Dave Eiswert, manager of the T. Rowe Price Global Focused Growth Equity fund, highlights the five key industries where he and his team are currently witnessing powerful disruptive change.

How safe are UK dividends right now? By Lauren Mason 19-Sep-2016 11:00 AM
Given the disparity between domestic bond and equity yields at the moment, Fidelity’s Michael Clark and Threadneedle’s Richard Colwell discuss their thoughts on investing in UK blue-chips for income.

FE Trustnet survey: How our readers view UK equity income funds By Alex Paget 19-Sep-2016 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet reveals how its readers view UK equity income funds and how they are positioning their portfolios for the future.

The global equity income funds playing the right themes to reward investors By Lauren Mason 16-Sep-2016 01:00 PM
Mona Shah, senior collective analyst at Rathbones, gives her thoughts on the IA Global Equity Income sector and which investment vehicles are on the right path to maximising pay-outs for investors.

The emerging market funds for cautious long term investors By Jonathan Jones 16-Sep-2016 12:00 PM
While opinion remains mixed on the short-term potential for emerging markets, Tilney Bestinvest’s Jason Hollands suggests four options investors wanting to buy and hold for the long term should look at.

How the experts are navigating one of the biggest market headwinds this year By Lauren Mason 16-Sep-2016 07:00 AM
A selection of investment professionals tell FE Trustnet how they are positioned among different asset classes when it comes to fending off the negative effects of rising inflation.

The best opportunities in the bond market – and the higher yielding funds to play them By Alex Paget 15-Sep-2016 05:00 PM
Whitechurch says that fixed income yields will continue to remain low for some time to come, despite concerns that they offer very little value for investors going forward.

Morton: Let’s not be complacent about the impact of Brexit just yet By Colin Morton 15-Sep-2016 03:00 PM
So far, the worst predictions of post-Brexit-vote financial Armageddon have proven unfounded but Colin Morton – manager of the Franklin UK Equity Income fund – says investors must not become complacent.

The sectors to buy in 2016's worst performing market By Jonathan Jones 15-Sep-2016 01:00 PM
Hermes’ Martin Todd says technology, healthcare and consumer discretionary sectors all look attractive in 2016’s worst performing market.

Four reasons why 2016’s best performing sector will keep rallying By Jonathan Jones 15-Sep-2016 11:00 AM
Natixis’ David Lafferty explains that risks surrounding emerging markets at the start of the year have eased and do not look likely to come back in the short-to-medium term.

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