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Research Archive

William Littlewood: “The world is in a sorry state” By Lauren Mason 29-Jul-2016 01:00 PM
The manager of the Artemis Strategic Assets fund explains why the continuation of ultra-loose monetary policy and angry electorates will continue to cause economic woes.

The investment experts who got it wrong in 2016 (so far) By Lauren Mason 29-Jul-2016 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks back over commentary given by fund managers and investment professionals during the first half of the year and highlights the predictions for 2016 that didn’t quite go as planned.

What a difference six months makes – FE Trustnet readers now hate Europe but love EM By Alex Paget 29-Jul-2016 07:00 AM
A recent FE Trustnet poll suggests investors have begun to make wholesale changes within their portfolios compared with their stance at the start of the year.

Yields are at historic lows but bonds aren’t going to crash, says Spreadbury By Alex Paget 28-Jul-2016 05:00 PM
Fidelity’s bond guru warns that while his asset class looks expensive, a crash in bonds is out of the question at this point in time.

The funds hit the hardest from holding bombed-out housebuilders By Lauren Mason 28-Jul-2016 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet pulls up the Investment Association funds that hold at least one of the major blue-chip UK housebuilders in their list of top 10 stocks and looks at how this has impacted their performances year-to-date.

Have UK mid-caps funds really been dealt the stronger hand post-Brexit? By Lauren Mason 28-Jul-2016 11:00 AM
FE Alpha Manager Mark Martin and assistant manager Holly Cassell, who head up the Neptune UK Opportunies fund, explain why UK mid-caps have numerous advantages over blue-chips in a post-Brexit environment.

Seven UK funds beating the market for five years running… and winning in 2016 too By Gary Jackson 28-Jul-2016 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet reveals the small number of UK equity funds have beaten the FTSE All Share in each of the past five calendar years and are ahead of the market over 2016 to date.

GDP rises in Q2 – The experts’ reaction to surprise UK growth By Jonathan Jones 27-Jul-2016 05:00 PM
The UK economy grew by more than many had predicted in the second quarter of the year. Here are the reactions from leading industry commentators on what investors can draw from this.

Is now the time to buy this rallying emerging market? By Thomas Smith 27-Jul-2016 03:00 PM
Brazilian equities have returned almost 80 per cent this year, but manager of the Neptune Latin America fund Thomas Smith believes the asset class has only just got going.

Aberdeen’s Stout: I’ll continue to avoid the UK in my portfolio By Alex Paget 27-Jul-2016 01:00 PM
Being underweight the UK equity market has been one of the major drivers of Murray International’s significant outperformance this year, but manager Bruce Stout says he won’t be changing his allocation anytime soon.

What holding the best or worst active funds has really done for your portfolio By Gary Jackson 27-Jul-2016 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet finds out what happens if investors were to add some of the industry’s strongest or weakest performing active funds to a typical balanced portfolio.

Tilney Bestinvest: Why we’re continuing to up our gold exposure By Lauren Mason 27-Jul-2016 07:00 AM
Gareth Lewis, chief investment officer at Tilney Bestinvest, explains why he will soon be boosting his gold position after adding the asset to the firm’s entire portfolio range for the first time last year.

Kunal Desai: Why India’s bull run won’t come to an end soon By Lauren Mason 26-Jul-2016 05:00 PM
The Neptune India manager tells FE Trustnet why he expects a domestic liquidity super-cycle to happen in the country soon and points out where investors should be topping up their exposure.

Bond investing shouldn’t be about duration alone By Matthew Toms  26-Jul-2016 03:00 PM
Heartwood Investment Management’s Matthew Toms explains how the firm is attempting to strike the right balance in its fixed income exposure.

The index-tracking funds beating their active rivals in 2016 By Gary Jackson 26-Jul-2016 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet searches for passive funds that are making higher returns than the bulk of their active rivals.

Does the active fund industry need to shrink to improve performance? By Gary Jackson 26-Jul-2016 11:00 AM
A new report by Moody’s argues that the active fund industry needs to address its overcapacity issues if it is going to stand up to the rise of passive investing.

The UK equity income funds that’ve consistently offered the lowest yields By Alex Paget 26-Jul-2016 07:00 AM
Following on from an article last week, FE Trustnet highlights the UK equity income funds that have yielded less than the sector average in each of the past 15 quarters.

Can bonds still protect your portfolio against equity market risk? By Jonathan Jones 25-Jul-2016 05:00 PM
Government bonds have rallied for a number of years, and yields have recently shot up in the wake of the Brexit result in June, meaning it may be time to look at other options, according to fund managers.

FE Alpha Manager Clements: Why you should invest against the flow By Michael Clements  25-Jul-2016 02:00 PM
SYZ’s Michael Clements explains how he goes about building a long-term portfolio that isn’t based around expensive stocks that everyone else owns.

The UK funds that top the tables both pre and post Brexit Friday By Gary Jackson 25-Jul-2016 11:30 AM
With a month of performance between the Brexit vote and now, FE Trustnet looks to see if any funds were able to make top quartile returns in the run-up to and aftermath of the referendum.

Finding income in unexpected places: Trustnet Magazine is out now By The FE Trustnet Team 25-Jul-2016 11:00 AM
The July edition of Trustnet Magazine offers a helping hand to investors looking for alternative sources of income in the era of ultra-low interest rates and bond yields.

The funds Henderson’s multi-asset head is using to play the major equity markets By Lauren Mason 25-Jul-2016 07:00 AM
Paul O’Connor tells FE Trustnet which parts of the world he is seeing attractive equity buying opportunities in at the moment.

Three funds the experts are buying for an emerging market rally By Jonathan Jones 24-Jul-2016 07:00 AM
With the previously bombed-out emerging markets finally receiving some love, FE Trustnet asks industry commentators which funds they are keen on in the space.

Debunking the small-cap risk myth? By Jonathan Jones 23-Jul-2016 07:00 AM
Investors have been flooding into defensive stocks in the wake of the EU referendum, shunning risk and by association small-caps, but FE Trustnet takes a closer look at the perception that junior companies are only for the risk-orientated.

Weekly share-tip roundup: Buy BAE Systems, hold Royal Mail By Tony Cross 22-Jul-2016 04:15 PM
Trustnet Direct looks back at the share-tips listed in the national newspapers since Monday.

Dale Nicholls: How I’m playing one of the world’s most volatile markets By Lauren Mason 22-Jul-2016 01:00 PM
The manager, who heads up the five crown-rated Fidelity China Special Situations trust, talks through which areas of the market are offering the best opportunities in spite of current choppy conditions.

The UK small-cap funds sitting bottom decile for (almost every) metric you can think of By Gary Jackson 22-Jul-2016 11:00 AM
After looking at some of the IA UK Smaller Companies funds that have consistently outperformed their peers over recent years, we highlight those that have found themselves at the bottom of the performance and risk tables.

The beaten up UK mid-cap funds that should be on your radar By Lauren Mason 22-Jul-2016 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks at the handful of UK mid-cap funds that have delivered strong performances and risk-adjusted returns over the long-term but have suffered as a result of referendum jitters.

The funds most exposed to plummeting airline stocks By Jonathan Jones 21-Jul-2016 05:00 PM
Following a disastrous few weeks for travel stocks, FE Trustnet highlights the funds taking the biggest bets on the likes of easyJet, Ryanair and International Consolidated Airlines.

Why equity valuations now bear little reality to fundamentals By Guy Stephens 21-Jul-2016 03:00 PM
Guy Stephens, managing director at Rowan Dartington Signature, warns that there is a dawning realisation that markets have been artificially ramped up by central bank policies.

Henderson’s Pattullo: Inflation is not a threat at all By Alex Paget 21-Jul-2016 01:00 PM
The strategic bond fund manager says investors are entirely wrong to worry about high inflation in the UK, though many industry commentators disagree.

 
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