Five ‘unloved’ investments worth a fresh look
Long term investors should seek out some often overlooked sectors to boost portfolio diversification, according to Morningstar Investment Management. Click through the slides below to find out which five areas it has identified as hidden investment opportunities.
The 10 worst investment trusts for performance in Q1
Infrastructure delivered some of the worst performers among investment trusts in Q1 on the back of Carillion’s collapse and fears in the UK of a Labour-led government, while Donald Trump is getting the blame for falls in US investment trusts as well as biotechnology portfolios. Portfolio Advisers looks at the 10 investment trusts that fared the worst in Q1 2018.
The biggest losers in a US-China trade war
Making good on campaign promises made in the run-up to the 2016 election, Donald Trump has threatened tariffs of $160bn against China, while retaliatory measures from the Asian powerhouse totalling $50bn aim to target politically-sensitive areas of the US economy. Portfolio Adviser asks the investment industry which sectors would be worst hit if the war of words turns into reality.
The worst performing funds of Q1
The first quarter of 2018 saw markets stumble after a positive run in 2017. While economic data was largely positive, Italy delivered an inconclusive election result, the US Fed saw a change in chair, and Donald Trump took the first steps towards a trade war. Portfolio Adviser looked at three-month data from FE Analytics to determine the five worst-performing funds for Q1.
Who has the upper hand in Brexit negotiations?
A year since UK prime minister Theresa May sent a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk triggering Article 50, the fund industry weighs in on whether it is the UK or the EU that has the stronger hand in Brexit negotiations.
Will markets sell off when treasuries hit 3%?
Yields on the US 10-year treasury were last at 3% in January 2014, but with the US Federal Reserve set to hike rates at least three times this year industry insiders argue it’s matter of when, not if, they will again break that barrier.