Many investors believe active fund managers prove their worth when markets fall. But, as October’s mini-crash shows, that’s not true. Here’s what you should know before picking an active or a passive fund.
US tech stocks continue to lead the global market upswing. The boom shows no sign of ending.
One of the few big opportunities in global markets is Japan’s small-cap value sector. And now there is finally a fund that focuses directly on this niche, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
A specialist investment trust and a mining stock allow investors to bet on African large-cap stocks, and a recovery in Zimbabwe.
Merryn Somerset Webb finds out more about the Smithson investment trust – who’s running it, what’s in it, and how much it will cost.
Matthew Partridge talks to Nicholas Wilson of the Gulf Investment Fund about the rapidly changing face of the Gulf states, and the opportunities for investors.
It may feel like there is very little value to be found in the markets. But these three new small-cap investment trusts are betting against that, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
BioPharma Credit, a life-sciences investment trust, offers a tempting yield. But the dangers may be high when the credit cycle turns.
This London-listed Reit lets you invest in the growing consumer markets of an exciting continent, says David Stevenson.
Miton Global hunts for rare treasures in the remoter reaches of the market – all you need to do is buy in, says Max King.
Those who say that passive investing represents the “blind” allocation of capital have a point, says John Stepek. But it’s not like active fund managers were very “active” to begin with.