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Gold price 'could have some way to fall yet' 

Gold price 'could have some way to fall yet' 

News | Markets | 27 Aug 2014

Investors should ignore the ‘myths’ that surround gold as an investment and not buy at the current level, despite the fact that the asset class is trading at 33 per cent below its peak valuation of just three years ago, according to Brian Dennehy, managing director of FundExpert.co.uk.

Is now a good time to invest in Japan? 

Is now a good time to invest in Japan? 

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 27 Aug 2014

For people born since the Beatles released the Sergeant Pepper album in 1967, it is hard to imagine Japan as a basket-case economy. 

Artemis: Company results point investors towards Asia, not Europe, in 2014 

Artemis: Company results point investors towards Asia, not Europe, in 2014 

News | Markets | 26 Aug 2014

The wave of announcements this summer from companies disclosing their results shows that investors should be looking to Japanese equities, and shunning European companies as the year progresses, according to Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select fund. 

HgCapital regains its 'mojo' as value of assets increases and special dividend is paid  

HgCapital regains its 'mojo' as value of assets increases and special dividend is paid  

News | Funds | 26 Aug 2014

Private equity investment trust HgCapital (LON:HGT) has been able to revalue some of its assets upwards by 11 per cent, and pay a special dividend of 19p per share. 

Investors 'should stick with' M&G Recovery fund, despite the underperformance 

Investors 'should stick with' M&G Recovery fund, despite the underperformance 

News | Funds | 21 Aug 2014

While the performance of the £6.3 billion M&G Recovery fund has been poor, investors should stick with it, according to Simon Evan-Cook, multi asset investment manager at Premier Asset Management.

How to invest for your children's future 

How to invest for your children's future 

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 21 Aug 2014

With A-level result recently out and the annual salvo survey’s around student debt published, there has understandably and rightly been plenty of media attention on the ways parents, guardians and grandparents can save for children. Expect more of this when the Junior ISA reaches its third anniversary on 1 November.

Fidelity Special Situation's Alex Wright: The three FTSE 100 stocks that are 'very cheap' right now 

Fidelity Special Situation's Alex Wright: The three FTSE 100 stocks that are 'very cheap' right now 

News | Funds | 21 Aug 2014

Alex Wright, manager of the Fidelity Special Situations fund and the Fidelity Special Values investment trust, believes that while investors ‘have to work harder’ than usual to find value in the present market, a number of the very largest companies in the FTSE 100 are particularly cheap. 

JP Morgan: Investors should stick with Japan, despite the poor performance in 2014

JP Morgan: Investors should stick with Japan, despite the poor performance in 2014

News | Markets | 20 Aug 2014

Investors with a portfolio containing global funds are likely to find that their Japanese holdings have been the ‘laggard’ this year, but investors should stick with the country, according to Tony Lanning, manager of the JP Morgan Fusion funds range. 

'TSB shares are a low risk investment' for income investors 

'TSB shares are a low risk investment' for income investors 

News | Shares & trading | 20 Aug 2014

Star UK equity income fund manager Jeremy Lang, whose Ardevora UK Income fund has returned 56 per cent since launch in 2011, compared to 39 per cent for the IMA UK Equity Income sector, has revealed that TSB is the only UK bank in which he would invest. 

Aberdeen Latin American Income trust 'a unique opportunity'

Aberdeen Latin American Income trust 'a unique opportunity'

News | Funds | 20 Aug 2014

The healthy dividend yield and mixture of exposure to both debt and equity means that the Aberdeen Latin American Income Trust offers investors ‘a unique proposition’, according to Charles Tan, investment trust analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald. 

Terry Venables' new football investment fund 'not suitable for retail investors'

Terry Venables' new football investment fund 'not suitable for retail investors'

News | Funds | 19 Aug 2014

A new investment vehicle fronted by former England football manager Terry Venables ‘should not be marketed to private investors as it is not suitable for them’, argued Jason Hollands, managing director at Bestinvest. 

RCM Technology trust changes name 

RCM Technology trust changes name 

News | Funds | 18 Aug 2014

The RCM Technology Trust, a £140 million vehicle managed by Walter Price which has returned £4,000 for every £1,000 invested since1995, will henceforth be known as the Allianz Technology Trust. 

Sebastian Lyon: Why I am selling Microsoft shares right now

Sebastian Lyon: Why I am selling Microsoft shares right now

News | Funds | 15 Aug 2014

Sebastian Lyon, manager of the £2.3 billion Troy Trojan fund, has disclosed that he has been reducing his holdings in technology giant Microsoft, having held the shares since 2010. 

'The best Eurozone banks are a tantalising opportunity, despite the area's economic woes'

'The best Eurozone banks are a tantalising opportunity, despite the area's economic woes'

News | Markets | 14 Aug 2014

Hugh Cuthbert, manager of the SVM Continental Europe fund, believes that certain Eurozone banks offer a ‘tantalising opportunity’ for long-term investors, despite the clouds of uncertainty that rumble across the Eurozone economy at present. 

The best funds for investing in new technology 

The best funds for investing in new technology 

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 13 Aug 2014

Amongst some of my more unusual possessions is a working model of an aeolipile, or Hero engine. Hero of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician and engineer credited with inventing the first recorded steam engine – his aeolipile. 

Latest Mark Carney statement makes rise in UK interest rates unlikely this year 

Latest Mark Carney statement makes rise in UK interest rates unlikely this year 

News | Markets | 13 Aug 2014

An interest rate rise for the UK in 2014 was ‘fairly explicitly ruled out’ by Bank of England governor Mark Carney in his inflation report this morning, according to Kathleen Brooks, research director at Forex.com. 

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