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Research Archive

Mundy: How to protect your capital if the market does enter panic mode By Alex Paget 30-Aug-2016 05:00 PM
The popular manager of the Temple Bar Investment Trust says that a focus on value is the best way to protect investments over the medium term, given the extraordinary market trends of late.

Can Abe’s third arrow reforms benefit investors? By Naoki Kamiyama 30-Aug-2016 03:00 PM
Japan is a consensus-driven culture and improved corporate governance is now the consensus. There are clear signs that many companies are moving towards more shareholder-oriented management.

How are advisers’ favourite funds performing in a choppy 2016? By Gary Jackson 30-Aug-2016 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet looks through the Adviser Fund Index portfolios to find out which of their members have made the highest returns over the year-to-date.

Why your mid-cap fund should bounce back in 2017 By Jonathan Jones 30-Aug-2016 11:00 AM
While mid-caps have underperformed this year in the wake of a Brexit vote that has significantly weakened the pound, infrastructure spending should lead to a rebound for the stumbling FTSE 250 companies.

Will there be a significant equity market correction before 2016 is out? By Alex Paget 30-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
A recent poll showed that investors are either preparing for a crash or are unsure about the future direction of equities, so what do industry commentators think?

Three funds for income-starved UK investors By Jonathan Jones 28-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
With interest rates slashed to an historic 0.25 per cent, Darius McDermott, managing director of Chelsea Financial Services, identifies funds that investors could add to gain some income.

Why gold will continue to outperform equities By Jonathan Jones 27-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
With gold rallying around a quarter so far this year, Fidelity’s Nick Peters looks at whether there is still a case to buy the precious metal.

The analysts’ favourite income funds investing across the globe By Gary Jackson 26-Aug-2016 12:00 PM
Following the recent suggestion that investors should look beyond the UK for their equity income needs, we find out which global equity income funds are highly rated by the analysts at FE Research and Square Mile.

Bonds and equities can keep rallying together, says Pictet’s Cole By Alex Paget 26-Aug-2016 10:00 AM
In an odd turn of events, both UK bonds and equities are nearing their historic highs – but Pictet’s Andrew Cole says this relationship can continue.

Elston: The three major mistakes investors must not make following the Brexit rally By Jonathan Jones 26-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
Peter Elston, co-manager of the Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust, says that investors must not fall into the trap of making consensual trades after the recent snap rally.

Why now is the time to inflation-proof your portfolio, according to PIMCO By Jonathan Jones 25-Aug-2016 04:00 PM
With inflation potentially coming back in the UK and the US, and measures to bring it back in Europe, PIMCO suggests investors look to add protection.

FE Trustnet survey: What do you think about UK equity income funds? By The FE Trustnet team 25-Aug-2016 03:00 PM
Ahead of our upcoming UK equity income event, FE Trustnet would like to find out what you think about this highly popular, yet troubled, sector.

Three off-the-radar investments by Premier’s table-topping multi-asset team By Gary Jackson 25-Aug-2016 12:00 PM
Premier’s Simon Evan-Cook highlights three niche funds that offer attractive opportunities in the current market.

The FE Alpha Managers who’ve been left behind in 2016’s strongest market rally By Jonathan Jones 25-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
With emerging markets seeing a surge in popularity this year, FE Trustnet reveals the top-rated fund managers that have underperformed in the burgeoning sector.

The catalysts emerging markets need to keep on rallying By Lauren Mason 24-Aug-2016 05:00 PM
Neptune’s Ewan Thomson, Thomas Smith and Kunal Desai explain why various areas of the emerging market space have done so well this year and explain the backdrops they will need to continue to prosper.

Are investors wrong to still fear Brexit? By Guy Stephens 24-Aug-2016 03:00 PM
Guy Stephens, managing director at Rowan Dartington Signature, asks whether or not the doomsday scenarios surrounding Brexit can still come true or whether they were very wide of the mark.

Is the ‘fear index’ telling you to sell your equity funds? By Alex Paget 24-Aug-2016 01:00 PM
With the VIX – also known as the fear index – trading at one of its lowest levels in history, FE Trustnet analyses the returns investors have seen when general market volatility has been at similar level in the past.

The balanced funds sitting bottom decile for (almost every) metric you can think of By Gary Jackson 24-Aug-2016 11:00 AM
Following an analysis of the some of the IA Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares sector’s consistent outperformers, FE Trustnet reveals the funds that have lagged their peers on a range of metrics.

Chris Metcalfe: Why we’re avoiding the highest-yielding sectors from our UK income fund By Lauren Mason 24-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
FE Alpha Manager Metcalfe, who runs the five crown-rated Newton UK Income fund, tells FE Trustnet why is avoiding some of the biggest and highest-yielding sectors within the FTSE All Share index and how he is positioned for a challenging, low-growth environment.

Fidelity’s Nick Peters: How I’ve de-risked my portfolio for turbulent times ahead By Lauren Mason 23-Aug-2016 05:00 PM
The portfolio manager at Fidelity explains how he has reduced the risk levels across his funds, why he has done so and which areas of the market he sees the best risk-adjusted opportunities in as we head through the year.

Have the 2016’s major market risks really disappeared? By Tom Becket 23-Aug-2016 03:00 PM
Tom Becket, chief investment officer at Psigma, analyses whether the major market risks that caused the corrections in both August last year and in January/February are about to rear their ugly head again.

Toogood: Three funds to hold for the upcoming crisis By Jonathan Jones 23-Aug-2016 01:00 PM
Peter Toogood, investment director at City Financial, details three funds to hold for the inevitable upcoming financial crisis.

The funds that’ve shot the lights out a year on from ‘Black Monday’ By Alex Paget 23-Aug-2016 11:00 AM
Though many warned the market crash this time last year signalled the beginning of 2008-style financial crisis, most investors would have seen a decent return over the past 12 months.

Jupiter’s Steve Davies: Why this won’t be another 2008 crash By Lauren Mason 23-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
The manager, who heads up the £1.4bn Jupiter UK Growth fund, explains why he is positive about the opportunity set available for investors at the moment and why he doesn’t believe the UK economy is on the brink of turmoil.

UK dividends drop behind the rest of the developed world: Where should income investors look? By Gary Jackson 22-Aug-2016 05:00 PM
The Henderson Global Dividend Index highlights the lacklustre second quarter that UK equity income investors have had to endure.

What are the chances the FTSE will reach 50,000? By Jim Wood-Smith 22-Aug-2016 03:00 PM
Following a very bearish view of financial markets, Jim Wood-Smith – head of research at Hawksmoor – plays devil’s advocate and assesses the potential bull case for equities.

The three major trades you should be making in your portfolio, according to LGIM By Alex Paget 22-Aug-2016 01:00 PM
While LGIM’s Justin Onuekwusi has become much more cautious on risk assets over recent months, he says there are three areas of the market that could provide decent returns from here.

Elston: How to find stable income and an attractive yield in the current market By Jonathan Jones 22-Aug-2016 11:00 AM
Income has been hard to come by for investors, with many companies slashing their dividends and bond yields continuing to drop.

The biggest bets that fund of fund managers are backing By Lauren Mason 22-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
In the second instalment of this two-part series, FE Trustnet goes though the portfolios of some of the largest and highest-rated unfettered funds of funds to see which investment vehicles the managers have the highest conviction in.

Neptune’s five stocks to access the next high growth market By Jonathan Jones 21-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
The internet of things is gaining momentum, with a number of the world’s largest software companies upping their exposure to the sector, and Ali Unwin, manager of the Neptune Global Technology fund, picks out five companies he’s interested in in the space.

Is technology the new defensive sector for investors? By Jonathan Jones 20-Aug-2016 07:00 AM
With many buying defensive holdings such as tobacco and food & beverage companies, FE Trustnet asks industry experts if large US technology companies Apple,, Alphabet and Microsoft can be used as a defensive holding within a portfolio.

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