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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.

“There’s plenty in the calendar to keep markets anything but quiet”: Fidelity looks to Q4 with caution

Strategists at Fidelity International highlight the firm’s key overweights and underweights as we approach the end of the year.

If fund managers don’t embrace ESG now, they won’t matter in the future

In the final instalment of FE Trustnet’s ‘Good Money Week’ coverage, we spoke to Janus Henderson’s Dean Cheeseman who says all fund management groups need to think about ESG now.

Lowcock: Five tips and three funds for investors worried by recession

Willis Owen head of personal investing Adrian Lowcock highlights three funds that he believes could weather any potential downturn in markets.