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Recession could be as bad as 1980s – which was a great time to invest, says Mid Wynd’s Edelsten

The manager says investors should look at which businesses the government helps to grow in the crisis and which ones it decides have no future.

Beware of the "easy" underweight when it comes to Europe

River & Mercantile's James Sym explains how the euro has effectively been "relaunched" by agreeing closer-than-ever ties between member states and why this should be great for European assets.

“The worst of the worst”: Why Robeco is refusing to own fossil fuels in its funds

During a watershed year for sustainable investing, asset manager Robeco has decided to strip investments in the worst fossil fuels from all its funds.

Has property been disrupted? Trustnet Magazine is out now!

October’s edition of Trustnet Magazine asks if property can bounce back from its slump and advises how to get your finances in order of you lose your job.

Four UK small-cap funds worth considering for the long term

AJ Bell’s Laith Khalaf explains how UK smaller companies have historically found a way to deliver long-term returns even during difficult periods for the wider market.

Why the coronavirus vaccine won’t be "ready" until next summer

Carl Harald Janson of the International Biotechnology Trust says there will still be plenty of work to be done once a vaccine receives approval.

Alex Wright: I’m seeing as many investment opportunities as I did in 2008’s financial crisis

The Fidelity Special Situations manager concedes that value investing is going through a tough time but argues plenty of opportunities can be found.

Will equities struggle to reach new highs as the economy recovers?

Ed Smith, head of asset allocation research at Rathbones, considers whether equities can continue to rise as the economy recovers from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

What are the consumer sector trends to watch in China?

Schroders’ Sarah Liu says that while the rest of the world battles with rising cases of Covid-19, China is returning to normal levels of activity.

Three investment trusts for investing in Japan

Analysts at Stifel argue that investing actively as opposed to passively has proven to be better in Japan and compare three Japanese investment trusts.

Four funds to hold if you already own Scottish Mortgage

Trustnet asks four fund pickers which funds they recommend holding alongside growth giant Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.

Why investors shouldn’t rush to depart Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha along with its managers

With the news that Man GLG managers Stephen Harker and Neil Edwards will be retiring next year, Trustnet assess fund pickers’ reactions to the announcement.

What you should know about gilt funds in the current environment

Rathbones’ Alex Moore explains what has been driving gilt funds' performance this year and what role they can play in your portfolio.

Argonaut’s Norris: Why I'm shorting 'silver bullet' vaccine companies

Argonaut Capital Partners’ Barry Norris explains why he is short vaccine companies in his top-performing absolute return fund.

The businesses you’re better off buying when they are losing money

Jamie Ross of the Henderson Euro Trust says that because the advantages of a dominant online platform are so obvious, you need to invest in them when “the economics are horrible”.

Sue Noffke: Seven reasons why it’s not all bad news for UK dividends

Investors can still rely on a blend of carefully selected UK equities for a regular income and good capital growth, according to Schroders’ Sue Noffke.

Criteria for all IA sectors temporarily relaxed as funds battle Covid impact

The parameters for all of the Investment Association’s fund sectors have been relaxed in the wake of Covid-19, the trade body has confirmed, although managers have to prove strategies have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Why the price of electricity matters when investing in renewables

As the ‘electrification’ of the global economy continues, renewable energy assets could be a call option on electricity prices, according to Premier Miton Investors' James Smith.

Can behavioural finance explain how investors think about sustainability?

We asked Stuart Podmore, our resident behavioural finance expert, what the results of the Schroders Global Investor Study tell us about the reasons behind our investment choices.

Have US large-caps become riskier than small-caps during the rally?

The S&P 500 has had one of the best post-crisis rallies of any global market. But has too much too soon made US large-caps a risker investment?