Even though I admit to being something of an investment trust enthusiast, I rarely bother to peruse the manager statements for the funds I own.
Despite Europe's proximity to the UK, euro credit has been the least volatile of the three - a fact largely explained by the European Central Bank's (ECB) well-received corporate bond purchase programme, first announced in March which has directly supported...
Income prospects still strong in Japan
Brexit triggers disenfranchised vote
Savers pushed into riskier investments
Fund managers are employing a number of strategies to guard against rising inflation, but argue better value can be found outside the UK index-linked market as demand soars.
Expectations of a move higher
It remains difficult to interpret pre-and post-Brexit trends but much of the latest data points to a resilient economy, with high employment and signs the housing market and consumer spending have weathered the initial storms.
The global economic and investment backdrop was altered by the UK's decision to leave the European Union towards the end of June, writes Brooks Macdonald's Jonathan Webster-Smith.
BoE action fuels demand for gilts
Inflation set to rise to 3% by 2017
Ultra-low interest rates are not going away
Sterling jumps 0.8%
Our new Theresa May-led Conservative government seems to be engaged in a classic example of kitchen sink revisionism, steadily ditching a whole series of commitments made by its predecessor.
Investment Week rounds up the key points after yesterday's rate cut by the Bank of England, and the introduction of what one economist dubbed its "bazooka surprise".
Industry reaction following rate cut
There is no doubt the principal immediate consequence of the Brexit vote has been a further increase in uncertainty.
Rates to stay between 0.25%-0.5%
Beat consensus expectations of 0.4%
Inflation-linked bonds have been out of favour for the past three years as global developed market headline inflation rates and inflation expectations have fallen in the face of tepid economic demand and weak oil and commodity prices.
Will gather momentum next year
Tracks inflation expectations
There are many ways to look at the UK economy to get a gauge of its health, writes Architas's Nathan Sweeney, including the most notable employment, GDP and inflation figures.
Driven by drop in air fares