There’s an increasing appetite among investors for more effective corporate governance. And passive funds are leading the way. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
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 re-emergence of India and China from their long economic slumber appears to offer investors the prospect of easy profits, but the lesson of history is to tread carefully in these countries, says Max King.
A few equity income funds are targeting returns in excess of 4% or 5% a year using strategies originally developed in the world of options trading and structured products.
In echoes of the dotcom boom when new fund launches rose tenfold int he y ear before the bubble burst, the rate of new ETF launches targeting hot new sectors could be a sign that things are getting out of hand.
Brazil’s economy is picking up, the political backdrop is improving and investors are returning. Max King picks the best ways to buy in.
David C Stevenson looks at some of the best funds to invest in emerging-market smaller companies.
A decade-long mining boom has ended. A lack of discoveries today means a shortfall – and price rises – tomorrow. Zinc and lead may not seem thrilling, but Dominic Frisby is getting excited.
For all its faults, Europe is bouncing back. Max King tips the best funds for investors to get stuck in.
Even if you are sceptical about ethical investing, it’s worth being aware of its growing popularity with big investors, says John Stepek.
David C Stevenson takes a look at some of the newest crop of novelty ETFs, and asks whether they’re any good.
When buying Asian-focused funds for your portfolio, it’s worth investing with managers who take a long-term view, says Max King.