US tech stocks continue to lead the global market upswing. The boom shows no sign of ending.
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.
You should be able to count on the board of an investment trust to look after your interests, says David Stevenson. Two recent cases show just how important an effective board is.
Momentum investing – buying what has already gone up in price in the belief that it will keep doing so – shouldn’t work in theory. Yet in real life, it does. Stephen Connolly looks at why – and what to buy.
Trust in the financial services sector is already low, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Let’s not make it worse with bells and whistles.
Invesco’s bullying of an investment trust is an outrageous example of fund management arrogance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
There are plenty of positive signs for the energy sector, says Max King, even if its long-term future is one of declining output. But specialist energy fund managers are asleep at the wheel.
These new exchange-traded funds give you the opportunity to invest in some interesting sectors.
Matthew Partridge talks to Helena Morrissey about how her new fund hopes to capitalise on companies with women well represented in top positions.
The BlackRock World Mining Trust has been on a roller-coaster ride, but is recovering well, says Max King.
Some people argue that ETFs undermine the structure of the stockmarket. That’s not really true, says John Stepek. But they could spark trouble in another area of the markets.
A new type of exchange-traded fund will provide a useful way for bond investors to mitigate risk, says David Stevenson.