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Three ways to beat stagflation

Quilter Investors portfolio manager Stuart Clark thinks investors are underplaying the threat of stagflation and shared three ways investors can beat it.

A fund to profit from natural resources’ role in the energy transition

Waverton’s Luke Hyde-Smith says natural resources will play a vital but little-understood stood role in the switch to renewable energy, and GMO Climate Change is well placed to benefit from this.

Evergrande's equity is worthless - but its failure is not a systemic risk

As it emerges that Chinese property developer Evergrande may default on $300bn of debt, Aubrey's Rob Brewis says he is not worried about contagion.

UK 'still the most out of favour it has ever been'

Investment sentiment towards the UK may have improved during investors’ drive for cyclical assets but it’s nowhere close to where it was pre-pandemic or pre-Brexit.

Are commodities worth the risk? Trustnet Magazine is out now!

The September edition of the magazine focuses on the much-maligned commodities sector, asking if now is the perfect time to buy into this out-of-favour area.

Baillie Gifford dominates investors' favourite trusts in 2021

Trustnet looks at the 10 most-popular investment trusts bought by investors across platforms Hargreaves Lansdown, AJ Bell and Interactive Investor year-to-date.

Liontrust’s Cross and Fosh: We’re either extremely lucky or on to a good thing

In this Fund in Focus, Anthony Cross and Julian Fosh explain why they voted against a private equity takeover attempt for one of their top holdings.

The top-rated funds you can hold together: IA UK Smaller Companies

Trustnet examines the highest-rated funds in the IA UK Smaller Companies sector that investors can hold together without increasing concentration risk.

Growth no safer than value, says top-performing growth manager

Stonehage Fleming’s Gerrit Smit says there are fewer opportunities to go wrong with a buy-and-hold approach – but this doesn’t mean growth investors can rest on their laurels.

The future of FAANGS: Do ESG issues outweigh the returns?

FAANG stocks have been major drivers of performance, but are they still sound investments and do they have a place in ESG or sustainable funds?

Three ways to protect your portfolio from inflation

The rate of price hikes has increased significantly in 2021. Trustnet asks BNY Mellon’s Paul Flood which assets can profit from the rise.

Why there will be a market correction before the end of the year

Argonaut’s Barry Norris tells Trustnet why he is gearing up for further market falls by adding short positions and avoid high-quality stocks.

Five ‘all-weather’ funds to own if you’re unsure on markets

Analysts from Square Mile Research and Consulting look at five areas of the market and pick their favoured long-term, all-in-one portfolios.

Nick Train: Why I’m backing luxury brands to beat inflation

The veteran explains why he is building his position in Fever-Tree despite a recent drop in share price performance.

UK inflation 'back with a vengeance' rising to 3.2%

The bounce from a surprise drop in July is the biggest increase in inflation since records began.

Japan reigns supreme among Asian funds delivering top returns despite biggest sector losses

Trustnet continues its series into funds that have delivered consistently high returns while enduring some of their sector’s biggest maximum drawdowns, this time looking at Asia focused sectors in the IA universe.