Money Observer

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Money Observer has been helping investors make their money work harder since 1979 with its unrivalled history of delivering the most insightful coverage on investment market trends and fund strategies. The award-winning editorial team analyses the market to give you the best tips and tactics to use when you’re trading and investing.

Now you can get Money Observer direct to your computer, tablet and phone with a digital subscription! Print subscribers can get full access to the digital and app versions.

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Remember boo.com? The online global fashion retailer was one of the highest-profile dotcom darlings when it launched in November 1999 - but it folded within six months of opening, one of many casualties when the dotcom bubble burst in March 2000. In Money Observer’s November issue we take a close look at the technology boom of 20 years ago, consider the lessons to be learnt and ask how far history may be repeating itself in today’s elevated valuations and unrealistic flotations of online companies such as Uber.

Forecasts, whether they’re for the weather or the economy, are notoriously unreliable, so in this issue Tom Bailey considers what forecasting can do for investors. November also features a comparison of Vanguard’s popular low-cost LifeStrategy fund range with new supercheap challenger MyMap from BlackRock - finding that there are significant differences between their investment strategies.

Meanwhile Ceri Jones explains the significance for investors of the growing prevalence of negative bond yields around the world as the global economy slows, and asks whether we should be adjusting our portfolios to take account of this worrying trend.

November also includes the annual update of the Consistent 30 - our selection of the top two funds across 15 leading sectors for both performance and reliability – and the quarterly review of our 12 Money Observer Model Portfolios.

For investment trust aficionados it’s Trust supplement time again, with an in-depth look by Kyle Caldwell at the 40 or so investment trusts that have an open-ended ‘mirror’ fund run by the same manager. Kyle examines the relative performances of each pair - and the good news is that he finds trusts outperform their open-ended mirror in the vast majority of cases.

We also consider whether managers are taking risk off the table with a general reduction in gearing. And we ask if there’s a danger that longstanding ‘dividend hero’ trusts may end up compromising on their performance in terms of total returns, in order to protect their dividend growth track record.

All this, plus comprehensive databanks, regular portfolios and a great deal more in this month’s Money Observer - happy reading!

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Money Observer has been helping investors make their money work harder since 1979 with its unrivalled history of delivering the most insightful coverage on investment market trends and fund strategies. The award-winning editorial team analyses the market to give you the best tips and tactics to use when you’re trading and investing.

Now you can get Money Observer direct to your computer, tablet and phone with a digital subscription! Print subscribers can get full access to the digital and app versions.

  • First Issue: January 2013
  • Latest Issue: Money Observer
  • Issue Count: 84
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5492

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