If you want to beat the professionals over the long term, put part of your portfolio in momentum stocks, and a part in value stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The FTSE 100 saw a sharp rise yesterday after the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% and extended its quantitative easing programme. The index closed up 1.6% at 6,740.
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.
Professional investor Francesco Conte picks three outstanding small European companies to buy now.
The first ETF to track marijuana producers passed C$1bn in September, doubling its value in a year – but the sector is getting ahead of itself.
Over the past five years, Japanese companies’ average pre-tax profit margin has risen from 4.5% to 7.7%.
The emerging market sell-off is a buying opportunity for brave investors seeking resilient, well-managed economies with strong prospects. Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru fit the bill, says James McKeigue.
Matthew Partridge talks to fund managers Victoria Stevens and Matt Tonge, who pick three video-game makers that can keep competitors at bay.
Research shows that keeping a business in the family is good for profits. Matthew Lynn explains how to encourage more of it.
According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, 28% of fund managers are underweight in UK stocks.
A specialist investment trust and a mining stock allow investors to bet on African large-cap stocks, and a recovery in Zimbabwe.