Best and Worst Performing Funds in August

Gilts and Gold were top of the leaderboard in August as investors fled to safe havens, while emerging markets funds struggled to keep up 

Annalisa Esposito 2 September, 2019 | 1:34PM

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Index linked gilts led the way across the best performing funds in August, taking eight of the 10 ten spots, according to Morningstar data, with gold funds making up the rest of the list.

Increasing concerns over the global economy and fears of a recession have seen investors flock to perceived safe havens in recent months and August was no exception – this was an animated month around the globe, with Boris Johnson proroguing parliament in the UK, Donald Trump flip-flopping on Chinese tariffs, and political demonstrations in Hong Kong.

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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