Funds

Should you have gold in your investment portfolio?

Friday, 17 February 2017 | Article

We know that stock markets are vulnerable to market jitters, and it wouldn’t be out of order to say that a considerable portion of the economy runs on fear and short-termism.

Tracker funds underperform over ten years

Thursday, 16 February 2017 | News

Over the past decade, tracker funds have consistently produced below average performance, being ranked most often in the third quartile* of their Investment Association fund sectors for performance.

Investment doctor: where should I invest an extra £75 a month?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 | Article

A 51-year-old reader already invests regularly, but would like to put in a little more each month. We look at the best way to do this.

Fund briefing: contrarian funds

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 | Article

Brave investors wanting to make higher-than-expected returns are naturally drawn to contrarian funds. But it’s not a stance for the faint-hearted.

Global funds dominate 'dog' list of poor performers

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 | News

The number of serial underperforming funds has increased from 30 to 41, according to Tilney Bestinvest's latest Spot the Dog report.

One in four UK equity income funds cut payouts in 2016

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 | News

One in four UK equity income funds cut their payouts to investors last year, new research has found.

Neil Woodford to launch new higher-yielding income fund

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 | News

Woodford Investment Management is launching a second income fund next month for star fund manager Neil Woodford.

Easy tracker fund portfolios for 2017 and beyond

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 | Article

We explain how beginner investors can use the tracker funds in Moneywise’s First 50 Funds to construct simple, low-maintenance investment portfolios.

Moneywise First 50 Funds: Murray International Trust

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 | Article

Bruce Stout, manager of Murray International Trust – the highest performer of our

Wrong-footed' investors favouring safety in numbers as fund sales plummet

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 | News

Fund sales slumped by 72% in 2016, with investors withdrawing a total of £8.2 billion from equity funds, according to statistics from the Investment Association (IA).