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The top 10 most popular articles from the last week, including an article about "Golden" funds

Alanna Petroff 20 August, 2012 | 11:37AM

What are intelligent investors reading these days? Here are the top 10 most popular articles from over the past week:

Fund & Investment Trust Research

Gold Ratings Galore
The Olympics may be over, but these funds are still receiving Gold awards.

10 Top-Performing Funds in the UK
Morningstar reveals the top 10 best performers over the last five years.

10 Worst-Performing Funds in the UK
Morningstar reveals the 10 worst-performing funds over the last five years.

3 Global Equity Funds That Beat the Odds
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust increased net assets by 5.1% during the first six months of 2012. Find out about the other two winners.

Weekly Commentary

Trains Derailed & Part-Timer Details
THE WEEK: A look at the decision to award the West Coast rail franchise to FirstGroup and a discussion of the latest part-time employment figures.


When Markets are Quiet, Prepare Your Next Move
When markets are at their most uninteresting, like they are now, it can also be the best time to prepare for the next move, says Michael van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets.

The Difference Between ISAs and SIPPs
An outline by ISACO's Stephen Sutherland on the pros and cons of these different savings vehicles.

Equity Investing

The Quality Conundrum for Equity Investors
Is it worth paying for expensive defensive stocks in the current environment?

United Utilities a Possible Target for Infrastructure and Pension Funds
United Utilities has, in our view, benefited from a substantial flight to safety that has driven its valuation well into overvalued territory.

Long-Term Strategy

Outlook: Equities, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies
The global economy appears to have subsided into a period of sub-par growth with little prospect of a return to above trend over the near term.

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About Author Alanna Petroff

Alanna Petroff  is a financial journalist with Morningstar UK.