Where to place your bets in 2014

I’m not staying out of the festive party game, says David C Stevenson. Here are his tips.

It’s that time of year again, when professionals review their past performance and give their views on the year to come. I don’t want to be left out of this festive party game, so I’ve dug into the funds data to see what’s been curious, odd or just plain wrong about the last 12 months.

Below, I’ve listed the top-five performing sectors over the year to 30 November, according to investment-trust trade body the AIC. European smaller-companies funds just sneaked past Japanese [...]

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