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MOST READ: Funds with future potential, the best and worst performing open and closed-end funds and back to basics investing education

Emma Wall 30 July, 2018 | 7:59AM

What are investors reading this week? The best – and worst – performing funds and trusts of the year proved popular with readers, along with a sneak peek at the funds analysts are considering rating.

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

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

2 Funds with Future Potential

Morningstar's Muna Abu-Habsa gives us a sneak peek at two funds on the Prospects report - a watchlist of funds analysts are considering rating

3 Top Rated Trusts on Double-Digit Discounts

This trio of emerging market equity-focused closed-end funds have seen their discounts widen up to 35% year-to-date due to weakening sentiment. Are they now bargains?

What Does Brexit Mean for Your Pension?

Sterling weakness has been good for investors who own FTSE 100 stocks. But concerns are growing that Brexit is distracting politicians from other priorities

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

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

Investor Views: "My Biotech Funds are Up 400%"

Retired investor Ian Dunsire is prepared to take risks within his diversified SIPP portfolio - and they have paid off

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

What is Modern Portfolio Theory?

Harry Markowitz is deservedly called the father of Modern Portfolio Theory, but what was his risk-reducing investing concept?

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Emma Wall  is Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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