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Emerging markets make a return to top of the outperformance tables

1 August 2014

After a tumultuous 2013, emerging market have bounced back this year to provide outperformance for investors. Six out of the top 10 performing funds are invested in emerging market economies, [...]

A new way to invest in UK tech start ups. The Mindful Money interview with Force Over Mass Capital

30 May 2014

A new investment vehicle has been launched in the UK with the aim of allowing high net worth investors access to the tech start-up sector. The group – Force Over [...]

Is the time right for commodity funds? Investment experts pick their favourites

13 March 2014

In the days when investors were still in love with China and the commodity super cycle on a roll, natural resources and commodities funds were hot. In the three years to [...]

Despite the turmoil, should you consider emerging markets for your Isa?

12 March 2014

Emerging markets have had a difficult time recently in terms of performance and suffering from concerns about tapering in the US. But could this actually mean it is a good [...]

The Manek ‘Growth’ fund may not often live up to its name but are there lessons investors can learn?

4 March 2014

Investment journalist Tony Levene looks at a famously poorly performing fund and asks what can investors learn? The British – unlike those folk across the Atlantic – love failure stories. [...]

Latin America: BlackRock makes the case for better equity performance this year

27 February 2014

Fund manager BlackRock says that Latin America should post better equity performance this year. Will Landers, senior portfolio manager of BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust, believes Brazil will benefit in particular. Will [...]

The “Snog, marry or avoid” emerging markets according to Psigma’s Tom Becket

24 February 2014

Psigma’s chief investment officer Tom Becket has offered his views on which emerging markets he would ‘Snog, Marry or Avoid’. He says this is in response to an investment partner’s question [...]

Emerging market story has been distorted by marketing spin – the sell off may help investors see where the value really lies says Urquhart Stewart

17 February 2014

7IM’s Justin Urquhart Stewart argues that the EM sell off is not all bad news for investors who may now have some clarity about where to invest. I know we [...]

Isa ideas – buying the world by investing in global funds

13 February 2014

Should investors be considering the global sector for their Isa? Much of course depends on what they have invested already, their goals and more. The sector is by its nature [...]

Isa options: The case for investing in Japan and some funds you might choose

6 February 2014

Japan funds posted some excellent returns last year. Have they had their moment in the sun or is there further to go for investors. Investment journalist Cherry Reynard assesses market. [...]

The case for UK growth and some funds you might put in your Isa

2 February 2014

Investment journalist Cherry Reynard gives her assessment of the case for investing in UK Growth along with some broker recommendations below. When investing in stock markets, most investors will either [...]

Emerging market valuations getting too cheap to ignore says Ashmore’s Dehn

21 January 2014

Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore says he expects every emerging market region to grow in 2014. He says that several countries are candidate for important reforms which are [...]

Rio Tinto: Mining for value

20 January 2014

Edmund Shing, Global Equity portfolio manager at BCS Asset Management, looks at the prospects for the mining firm below.  Over at least the past decade, UK-listed mining stocks such as Rio [...]

Will M&A activity be the key to stock market growth?

20 January 2014

Corporate activity is likely to be the key to further progress in the stock market in 2014. Stock markets no longer have the cushion of low valuations, and therefore companies [...]

The importance of cost when investing in funds

6 January 2014

Charles Stanley Direct’s Ben Yearsley considers an active fund that has dramatically cut its charges. One of the most common debates in fund management concerns the higher annual cost of [...]

Five reasons for investors to be cheerful in 2014

1 January 2014

At Mindful Money, we are always keen to alert investors to the risks of stockmarket investment, but the outlook going into 2014 is – whisper it – actually quite positive. [...]

Growth investing in 2014

27 December 2013

Income may have been hard to come by in 2013, but capital growth has been in abundance. Any number of developed markets would have provided investors with double-digit returns in [...]

Silicon Valley investment insights. Will tech sector be swept higher by economic growth?

18 December 2013

Economic growth in the U.S. can provide a favourable backdrop for the technology sector, which has traditionally been cyclical in nature and swept higher by the rising tide of greater [...]

Greek recovery set to be Europe’s biggest economic and political event in 2014

11 December 2013

The recovery in Greece or ‘Grecovery’ is likely to be the most important European economic and political event of 2014 according to Barry Norris, chief investment officer at Argonaut Capital [...]

Psigma suggests six funds for six different types of investor for 2014 – and five themes

11 December 2013

Psigma’s chief investment officer Thomas Becket has issued a note suggesting six funds and five key investment themes for 2014. We publish the note in full below. It’s time to [...]

Investing for the Santa Claus Rally

9 December 2013

Edmund Shing considers ways to benefit from the festive statistical effect known as the Santa rally Some of you may well have already heard of seasonal effects in the stock [...]

Hargreaves Lansdown suggests five funds to play five themes from the Autumn Statement

5 December 2013

Hargreaves Lansdown has split the budget into five themes and suggested a fund to play each one.  These are: UK Growth - After years of sluggish recovery the UK economy is [...]

Fine wine – worth an investment this Christmas?

4 December 2013

As Christmas approaches, it is nice to receive as well as give. That means finding a way to make money out of all that excessive consumption. The Turkey Farm fund [...]

Buying into the UK industrial renaissance – three shares to play the theme

4 December 2013

Our new expert blogger, Edmund Shing, Global Equity portfolio manager at BCS Asset Management, outlines his approach to investing and suggests three shares that could help investors play the UK’s industrial [...]

Star managers and investors still see the appeal of boutiques but barriers to entry are increasing

17 November 2013

Boutique fund houses can prove very popular with investors – keen to get a share of early performance or access to a star fund manager freed from the shackles of [...]

There are no safe havens says Franklin Templeton’s John Beck

14 November 2013

John Beck, co-director of the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, argues there are no safe havens below. By nature, bond managers tend to be a suspicious breed. We are always [...]

Can investors benefit from rising energy prices?

13 November 2013

Ben Yearsley, the Head of Investment Research at Charles Stanley Direct, suggests the answer is yes (depending on your experience and attitude to risk) in the article below. There are [...]

Investors urged to back Mexico’s long term reforms not unjustified short term market jitters

12 November 2013

The outlook for Mexico continues to brighten with important reforms to energy and its fiscal framework says Jan Dehn, Head of Research at Ashmore. In a note issued this week, [...]

Hargreaves Lansdown suggests three funds to play China

22 October 2013

China is the cheapest equity market, relative to its own historic valuations according to an analysis by investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown. Chinese GDP rose to 7.8% in the 3rd quarter [...]

To beat inflation, you may have to take risks

17 October 2013

In case anyone’s missed the headlines, energy bills are rising. There is considerable debate as to why that might be, and what can be done to stop it, but it [...]

How the M&A activity rise can help boost your investment returns

2 October 2013

Investment experts are gearing up for a boost in merger & acquisition activity, which should in turn drive up investor returns writes Philip Scott. After a prolonged period of lacklustre [...]

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