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Threadneedle’s Moore: Talking about stocks I like is like explaining why I love my wife

European equity manager Ben Moore explains why he finds it difficult to explain what makes a business exceptional.

“The UK is not out of the Brexit woods yet”: What the UK-EU withdrawal deal means for investors

Professional investors have warned that the revised Brexit deal does not necessarily mean a sustained rally in UK assets.

The US equity funds that haven’t relied heavily on the S&P 500 for long-term returns

FE Trustnet takes a closer look at the funds in the IA North America sector that have delivered top returns while looking outside the S&P 500 index.

The fund that pre-empts reckless investor behaviour

Barings Global Dividend Champions aims to limit downside risk so investors don’t panic and sell out when the market crashes.

Why Fidelity and Warren Buffett don’t agree on gold

Fidelity International’s Paras Anand discusses the disparity between Buffet’s opinion on gold and its value in the market today.

Why the world’s largest asset manager thinks you shouldn’t chase Japan’s rally

BlackRock chief investment strategist Mike Pyle explains why the asset manager isn’t about to increase its allocation to Japanese equities despite a recent purple patch.

The three fastest-growing trends in healthcare

With new insight into diseases and a multitude of new medicines being developed, it is an interesting time to be investing in healthcare. Here are three of the three fastest-growing trends.

Vanguard, Lindsell Train and Fundsmith get even more popular with advisers in 2019

We find that professional investors have reacted to the uncertain market conditions by focusing on global equities and funds that they already know well.

Insight’s Jones: Why you’ve got high yield bonds “totally wrong”

The analyst says there are plenty of companies in this area of the market with stable cash flows and attractive yields.

Learning the right lessons from Woodford

Ian Sayers, chief executive of the AIC, argues that ‘reliable redemption’ is the only way to address the fundamental problems of holding illiquid assets in open-ended funds and to prevent systemic risks.

‘Bearish with a few green shoots’: Fund managers press on with cautious positioning

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Fund Manager Survey finds that managers still have plenty to be nervous about, although there could be reason for optimism.

End of an era: Neil Woodford closes firm after losing control of flagship fund

Veteran investor serves notice on remaining strategies and announces the closure of Woodford Investment Management.

How Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Unilever could be big portfolio risks

Orbis Investments’ Dan Brocklebank talks through the long-term opportunities for investors and why some household names might not the best investment choice.

‘This is very much a cash is king moment’: Rathbones’ five key themes for 2019’s fourth quarter

With plenty to keep investors nervous, strategists at Rathbones reveal the five key issues that are influencing portfolio construction in the final months of the year.

Is oil’s relationship with energy stocks slipping?

Our chart of the month shows that the link between energy stocks and oil appears to be on the slide. What’s happening?

Ned Naylor-Leyland: Analogues of the 1970s

Ned Naylor-Leyland, manager of the Merian Gold & Silver fund, explains what the current market environment has in common with the 1970s and what it means for precious metals.

How investors can avoid ‘dividend traps’

While global dividends are set to top £1.1trn for the first time, structural changes and cyclical factors have seen dividend cover falling across the board.

LF Woodford Equity Income to be wound up as Neil Woodford exits

Winding up of flagship fund to take place in January as BlackRock appointed to oversee disposal of liquid assets and unlisted holdings continue to be sold off.

High yield and the importance of being choosy

Despite expectations of interest rates remaining lower for longer, credit selection remains as important as ever for high-yield investors, argues Aviva Investors Strategic Bond fund manager Chris Higham.

Three final funds to buy, hold and forget about

The final instalment of FE Trustnet’s series into three funds investors should buy, hold and forget about is with Charles Stanley Direct’s Rob Morgan.

UK dividends post ‘worst quarterly performance for three years’

The Link Group Dividend Monitor has found that all of the third quarter’s dividend growth was down to either special payouts or the weak pound.

Passives dominate list of funds that have seen the biggest asset growth

FE Trustnet finds out which funds have benefited from strong performance and inflows over the past 12 months, leading to a big jump in their size.