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MOST READ: 5 best and worst performing funds and trusts of 2018, dividend stocks and gold rated closed-end funds

Emma Wall 23 July, 2018 | 8:34AM

What have investors been reading this week? The best and worst performing open-end and closed-end funds year to date prove popular, and the top income stocks in the FTSE 350.

Also featuring this week, Rodney Hobson’s views on Royal Mail and stock picks with a sustainable competitive advantage.

5 Best and Worst Performing Funds of 2018

A Japan-focused fund has been the best performing top rated fund year to date, while a pair of Indian offerings were at the opposite end of the table

Top 20 FTSE 350 Dividend Paying Stocks

UPDATED JANUARY 2018: Dividend payments totalled £94 billion 2017. We reveal the top 20 dividend paying stocks in the FTSE 350

5 Best Investment Trusts of 2018

Two Baillie Gifford closed-end funds are the best performing trusts of 2018, while emerging market funds continued to struggle

Investor Views: "I Should Have Ignored Warren Buffett"

Private investor Christopher Morris followed Warren Buffett's advice and invested in passive funds - but lost cash

Top 20 FTSE 100 Dividend Paying Stocks

THE INCOME INVESTOR: The largest companies in the UK source their revenues internationally, meaning your dividend stream is boosted by global economic growth

3 Gold Rated Trusts Catching Investors' Eye

What are the top three most popular investment trusts on Morningstar.co.uk? Readers prove savvy, selecting top-rated closed-end funds

5 Stocks with a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Equity analysts reveal five UK companies they believe have an edge over competitors - which should lead to more profit for shareholders

What is a Fund?

Funds are suitable for investors who do not have the time or expertise to construct and monitor a portfolio themselves. We go back to basics and explain all

Was I Wrong Not to Invest in Royal Mail?

THE WEEK: Morningstar columnist Rodney Hobson re-examines the investment case for Royal Mail shares, after choosing not to get in at IPO

Your Guide to Sustainable Investing

Want to secure a sustainable source of income and returns? Look beneath the hood of your fund holdings to see how they score on environmental, social and governance factors

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Emma Wall

Emma Wall  is Senior International Editor for Morningstar