Forestry has performed well in recent years, enjoying annual returns of 18% over the past decade. But is it a sound investment? Sarah Moore reports.
There are two main types of fund out there for investors to invest in. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how they work, and which is her favourite.
Index provider S&P releases an annual “scorecard” rating how active funds compare to passive funds, says John Stepek. This year was worse than usual.
Investors are glum about the prospects for the UK economy. Far too glum, says Max King. Buy in now and you’ll make a tidy return.
A boutique asset manager is raising up to £100m for an innovative investment trust that will buy into micro-cap companies.
The decision to buy a tracker fund is anything but passive, says John Stepek. Here are the key questions to ask before investing.
The rise of passive investing is a result of rock bottom interest rates. That’s good in the long term, but could cause pain in the short term, says John Stepek.
There’s no sense in handing 1%-2% plus fees to fund managers when a cheap tracker gets results, says Stephen Connolly.
Max King looks at one fund allowing investors to put their money in cutting-edge medical research.
Driven by record amounts of money pouring in to exchange-traded funds, markets are starting to feel a little overheated, says John Stepek. Are we nearing the top?
If you want access to fast-growing private businesses, then finding the right private-equity fund is your only sensible option. Luckily, the UK stockmarket boasts some of the best private-equity funds, says David C Stevenson.
Active management can work if a fund is small and focused. Adam Rackley has big plans, he tells Merryn Somerset Webb.