Funds

Should I ditch my with-profits funds?

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 | Article

I have two with-profits 
pension schemes with Scottish Widows: one from contracting out the
contributions, the other from a group pension plan.

Q&A: emerging markets

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

At the start of September, Moneywise hosted a live webchat with two investment experts - Michael Konstantinov, fund manager of Allianz RCM BRIC Stars Fund, and Darius McDermott, managing director of Chelsea Financial...

What to do if your fund shuts up shop

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

If you were an investor in M&G's Global Technology fund you will have recently found yourself shunted into its Global Growth fund instead.

Should I ditch this poorly performing fund?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

"I put an original 
investment of £50,000 into an Aviva balanced fund held by Barclays 
Investments approximately two years ago. However, it’s now half of its original value.

Is it time to re-invest in the US?

Monday, 07 September 2009 | Article

America has had a truly terrible time over the last two years.

ETFs: build a portfolio on the cheap

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

If you’re thinking of turning to the stockmarket in search of better returns, but are keen to branch out from traditional investment routes, you could consider joining the masses moving into exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Are gilts still a reliable investment?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Chancellor Alistair Darling’s desperate bid to keep the country’s finances afloat by borrowing a staggering £220 billion over 2009 has thrown the spotlight onto the traditionally overlooked world of government bonds.

Should you invest in gold?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

A gold rush starts when someone spots something glinting on the riverbed. Soon men in 10-gallon hats arrive and start sifting pebbles.

How to pick the best fund manager

Monday, 18 May 2009 | Article

Choosing a fund manager is a notoriously difficult task, but it has never been more important to pick the right one - with stockmarkets so volatile, someone who can be relied upon to deliver top-drawer returns is worth their...

Can you afford ethical investments during tough times?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

With fewer pounds in our pockets, it’s hardly surprising we’ve had to become much more conscious about how we spend our money.