Fund Briefing: US Equities

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | Article

When you consider the influential position occupied by the United States in global affairs and the number of world-class companies that call it home, it makes sense to consider investing across the pond.

Investor confidence high as fund sales reach record levels

Monday, 05 June 2017 | News

Investments in funds reached record levels in April as investors rushed to take advantage of both their Isa and pension allowances at the end of the last tax year and the start of the new one.

First 50 Funds: Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Article

Moneywise’s Helen Knapman gets the lowdown on investing in small companies from Giles Hargreave and Guy Feld, co-managers of First 50...

Can the FTSE 100 reach 8,000? We ask the experts

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | News

Last week the FTSE 100 index reached a record high, surpassing the 7500 points mark for the first time - and it continues to trade above 7500 points today.

Tracker fund provider Vanguard launches self-invest platform

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 | News

Investors with under £100,000 can now invest directly with Vanguard – which provides nine of our First 50 funds for...

Woodford buys Lloyds and sells GSK

Monday, 15 May 2017 | News

Neil Woodford has made portfolio changes to his Woodford Equity Income fund - which is a Moneywise First 50 Fund - dropping GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and adding Lloyds to the portfolio, as well as stocks including housebuilders...

Fund briefing: smaller companies

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | Article

We take a look at prospects for funds that invest in smaller companies around the world, explaining what constitutes a ‘smaller company’ and detailing the pros and cons of these investments.

Industry Insider: Will the election be good news for investors in UK equities?

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 | Article

Prime Minister Theresa May has more faith in voting polls than I do.

First 50 Funds: AXA Framlington UK Select Opps adds to companies that can benefit from Trump stimulus

Monday, 08 May 2017 | News

Nigel Thomas, fund manager of AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities, says that he’s not worried about 1970s-style high inflation but is preparing for the impact of changes in consumer preferences.

Three model portfolios for retirement income

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | Article

It has certainly been a challenging few months for global markets.