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Donald Trump’s aggressive America First protectionism has rattled markets more than most other geopolitical events in recent months, so in the June issue of Money Observer we focus on the threat of global trade war, looking at past examples of escalation and what trading hostilities could mean for ordinary investors. What can investors to protect against trade war fallout? With the misappropriation of user data by Facebook and Google also hitting the headlines in the past few weeks, Tom Bailey takes a look at the extent to which the tech giants are out of control, and whether they may see an investor backlash against the reach of their influence.
On a more personal level, if you’re looking for a reliable income portfolio, we have updated our medium and higher-risk portfolios of Money Observer Rated Funds, working out how much you’ll need to invest to produce a £0,000 annual income. Both the 2017 versions exceeded their mandate and produced some useful capital gains last year; can the 2018 models do the same?
Investment trust enthusiasts, meanwhile, may be interested in Cherry Reynard’s analysis of the three great global generalist trusts and the overhauls they have undergone over the past decade or so. Each has taken a somewhat different path, but all have seen a marked improvement in performance. We also take a look at the growing market in mortgage deals for older borrowers and consider how retirees are getting to grips with pension drawdown three years after the introduction of pension freedoms, while Richard Beddard offers his insights on the most effective means of ‘kicking the tyres’ of a company – getting to understand it before investing in it.
Finally, don’t miss our half-yearly View from the Top supplement, showcasing leading fund managers’ perspectives on the best investment opportunities in the current uncertain environment.