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I put an active fund manager on the spot yesterday

John Stepek talks to fund manager Charlie Morris about when you should use an active fund over a passive fund.

Put your trust in the insurers

Max King takes a look at the insurance sector, and tips some of the best funds to put your money in now.

Lilly fails Alzheimer’s test

Eli Lilly’s new treatment has proved ineffective in late-stage trials – yet another blow for a struggling sector, says Ben Judge.

Chart of the week: Fund managers grow fat on fees

Britain’s fund-management industry is massive. Yet the industry resembles a cosy oligopoly.

Italy heads for euro exit

Italy used to be able to gain breathing space by letting its currency depreciate. Now that it’s part of the single currency, it can’t.

Can the Trumpflation rally last?

There has been a remarkable shift towards bullishness since Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election.

Are soaring CEO salaries a burden on business?

Executive pay has been rocketing for decades, exciting the envy of wage slaves. But should investors avoid or opt for stocks helmed by well-rewarded executives, asks Richard Beddard.

Saudi Arabia has lost the war of attrition in the oil market

Opec has finally come to an agreement to reduce production, sending the oil price soaring. John Stepek looks at why the market is so excited.

Can the Trump rally last?

Since Donald Trump won the US election, stocks and commodities have roared higher. But, asks Dominic Frisby, is the rally here to stay?

Three questions to ask an active fund manager before you buy

For many investors, passive funds are a better option than active funds. But if you do want an active fund, how do you pick a good one? John Stepek explains.

India’s bold experiment with money

In a bid to crush the black economy and raise tax revenues, India’s government abolished money – or at least certain circulating notes. The result? A disaster, says Simon Wilson.

The ten most-hated shares on the FTSE

This is a list of the ten most-despised shares on the London market, judged by the percentage of stock being shorted.

How to avoid stamp duty

The new rules on stamp duty have muddied the waters. Sarah Moore explains what they mean, and how you can cut your tax bill.

Who will prosper under Trump?

Now that the markets have got over the shock of a Trump victory in the US presidential election, David C Stevenson looks at which funds to buy.

Investing in the era of Trumpflation

Charlie Morris tells Merryn Somerset Webb what has and hasn’t changed for investors as a result of Donald Trump’s victory, and what to do about it.

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