Japan suffered one of the most spectacular bubbles in financial history. But today, the market is so cheap that it’s practically the opposite of where it was in 1989. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how to profit.
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.
The price of the Woodford Patient Capital investment trust has fallen so far that you may think it looks like a bargain buy. Think again, says John Stepek.
Japan won’t win the Rugby World Cup. But its stockmarket could prove a winner.
Investors are allocating ever greater sums to passive investments including ETFs and index trackers. Regulators have taken note, says David Stevenson.
Wealth management is in the main a very traditional industry – with traditionally high and unacceptably opaque charges. But that is slowly changing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Investors are losing confidence in India’s prime minister and his promise of further reforms. The country’s potential remains intact, but be prepared for some short-term bumps, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
The Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Trust had a disappointing start. But it’s finally looking like it’s ready to achieve its potential.
From Neil Woodford to St James’s Place, skewed financial incentives mean investors’ well-being may not necessarily be a wealth manager’s top priority.
With strong GDP growth, a stable macro-economic environment, increasing exports and record levels of foreign direct investment, it is easy to see why Vietnam is considered among the world’s most exciting markets.
These two China-focused, London-listed investment trusts are excellent long-term bets, says Max King.
JPMorgan’s new investment trust offers a play on real assets ranging from global infrastructure to Asian property.