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The investment activities you should leave to the experts: Trustnet Magazine is out now!

The February issue of Trustnet Magazine reveals which investment strategies you shouldn’t attempt at home.

Why is one of last year’s best performing emerging markets being ignored?

JP Morgan’s Oleg Biryulyov explains why investors are wrong to ignore Russia and how its bias to natural resources can be a benefit in world moving towards renewable energy.

The £19k cost of trying to time the market

When markets fall, the natural instinct is to sell. Our research highlights how costly it can be to miss the stock market’s best days.

The investment trusts that are yielding more than the FTSE All Share

Trustnet finds out which investment trusts are beating the UK market when it comes to both yield and one-year returns.

Amati’s Stevenson: The sure sign we’ve found a winning AIM stock

The manager of the TB Amati UK Smaller Companies fund says running a VCT gives him an insight into micro caps before their growth “explodes”.

Hunting for yield in global stock markets

JP Morgan Asset Management’s John Bilton explains why the UK stock market might start to look appealing once more for income investors.

James Clunie explains worst ever month for £800m Jupiter Absolute Return fund

The manager has revealed the reasons behind the fund’s heavy losses in January and why he is limiting some of its short exposures.

What are the alternatives for investors worried by dividend concentration?

Trustnet asks a several managers about dividend concentration risk in the UK equity space and where else investors could be looking for yield.

Fidelity replaces BlackRock at top of Alpha Manager list

The annual rebalance of the FE fundinfo Alpha Managers list has seen 55 new names added as Neil Woodford exits.

The most consistent IA UK All Companies funds of the past decade

Trustnet examines the funds that have outperformed the most common benchmark in the sector in the highest number of calendar years over the past decade.

Why you need to look outside the UK for income

The concentration of the FTSE’s dividends in a handful of sectors means income investors may be better off starting with a global fund.

Environmental initiatives boost Stockholm's Global Cities index rating

With a strong economy and commitment to reducing its environmental impact, Stockholm is the first Scandinavian city to make the top 30 of Schroders’ Global Cities Index.

Saracen's Keir: Is it 2000 all over again?

David Keir, chief executive of Saracen Fund Managers, looks at the long-term risks to the FAANGs, how they are distorting the global equity market and contributing to a bubble in growth stocks more generally.

Why the largest asset manager in the world is still neutral on US stocks

BlackRock’s Mike Pyle explains why the asset manager remains neutral on US stocks despite improved economic data and a potential resolution to the trade stand-off with China.

RLAM’s Greetham: The three known and one unknown risk to global markets

Royal London Asset Management’s Trevor Greetham talks through risks to global markets that are keeping him occupied currently.

Ethical fund beats Lindsell Train and Liontrust favourites in Trustnet’s annual risk/return study

IA UK All Companies funds have started to close some of their underperformance against the market, but some strategies have achieved consistently strong performance on a broad spread of metrics.

Stephen Snowden: None of us will live to see the bond bubble burst

Artemis’s head of fixed income says the volatile interest-rate environment of the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s was an anomaly rather than the norm.

How convertible bonds can help protect you against market uncertainty

Lazard Asset Management's Sarah George explains how convertible bonds can help protect portfolios from downside risks in uncertain equity and fixed income markets while still participating in any upside.

Jupiter Fund Management plots £370m Merian acquisition

The move would create an asset management group with combined assets under management of £65bn.

Should investors keep faith in GARS and its absolute return ilk?

Trustnet looks at the Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Global Absolute Return Strategies and its nearest rivals to find out whether investors should stick by them through underperformance.

Invesco tops Bestinvest’s ‘Spot the Dog’ list of £43.9bn in underperforming funds

The latest edition of the biannual report found a big jump in the number of dog funds over the past six months, with asset manager Invesco taking the unwelcome title of ‘top dog’.

Economists predict UK boost after Boris Johnson’s ‘naked power grab’ at Number 11

The resignation of Sajid Javid as chancellor and appointment of Rishi Sunak make a fiscal boost to UK economy and stock market more likely.