Active funds are expensive and often perform poorly. But one type of active fund regularly beats the market and can be had for knock-down prices, says John Stepek: investment trusts.
Getting it right and avoiding the zombies is a big challenge, but investing in Aim stocks can still make a lot of sense, says David C Stevenson.
Housebuilders are setting aside millions to make right the shoddy work done on their new-build properties. Emma Lunn reports.
Drugmaker Indivior is on the up, while retailer Next, once a favourite with investors, has lost its way.
Max King tips the best funds to profit from the move towards purpose-built doctors’ surgeries.
Professional investor Algernon Percy picks three large international firms that can produce sustainable earnings growth over the long term.
There are times when it could pay to be bullish on France and bearish on Germany. But this is one of them.
The MSCI Emerging Markets index has gained almost a tenth since 1 January, while its developed-market counterpart is up 5%.
A few weeks ago, equity markets seemed to be reconsidering their initial enthusiasm for the new Trump administration. But in recent days the bulls have come back.
If you had missed the FTSE All-Share’s best 30 days in the past two decades, your portfolio would have lost money over the period. But if you had just sat tight, your initial stake would have tripled.
Mexico will suffer if Trump’s plans to crimp trade come to fruition. But the country has its own hand to play. Smart investors should buy in now, says James McKeigue.
Index funds are pushing up the price of US stocks, despite the market already being overvalued. But that doesn’t mean you should abandon passive investing, says John Stepek.
Lithium is the fuel of the clean tech revolution. That’s sent the stocks of lithium producers soaring. But we’ve seen this story before, says Dominic Frisby. It never ends well.
Europe is beset by political, economic and financial crises. And it’s only going to get worse. But European stocks could still perform well this year, says John Stepek.
Huge mega-mergers such as Kraft Heinz’s abandoned Unilever bid usually mark the top of the market. The “big, boring blue-chip” bubble is about to burst, says John Stepek.
Copper has gained around 10% since the start of 2017. But don’t count on high prices lasting.