The UK was the only region in the world to see dividends fall in Q2 according to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index.
The drastic fall across global markets following president Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea are a sign of how pronounced downturns can be from lofty market highs, Rowan Dartington’s Guy Stephens says.
China’s growth outlook is expected to improve between 2017 and 2021, but the country’s rising debt level skews the figures and raises strong concerns, according to the International Monetary Fund.
More than half of passive UK gilt funds have been awarded FE’s top accolade for their index-tracking ability, compared with just 18% of global equity funds.
The global equity bull market has further to run, despite industry concern it has reached a peak, according to Charles Stanley.
Small and expensive. Are funds that have failed to gather at least £10m (€11m) in assets under management just clogging up the investment universe?
Despite a murkier outlook for global inflation, there could be “positive surprises” ahead which make inflation-linked bonds an attractive diversifier, Fidelity International says.
China was the best performing country last month for equity investors, while momentum beat other factors like quality, index provider MSCI has reported.
Fund selectors are losing enthusiasm for absolute return funds. Appetite for long/short equity and bond funds as well as multi-strategy funds has fallen to its lowest point for at least two years.