Nick Sudbury

Pick the Right Benchmark to Get the Best Performance

Pick the Right Benchmark to Get the Best Performance

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There was some interesting research published recently about the relative performance of shares and cash. Paul Lewis, the presenter of Radio 4’s Moneybox programme, compared the returns from a FTSE 100 tracker fund with the interest you could get by investing in the ‘best buy’ one year savings bonds. The traditional view is that the…

The Pitfalls of Open-Ended Property Funds

The Pitfalls of Open-Ended Property Funds

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Investors with long memories may have been spooked by the recent activity in the Investment Association’s property sector. A number of fund providers, including Aberdeen, Henderson, M&G and Standard Life Investments, have switched from their normal offer price to the lower bid or mid price. This has reduced the value of these holdings by as…

Head in the Cloud

Head in the Cloud

7 mins. to read

As seen in the lastest issue of Master Investor Magazine Investing in companies that develop or utilise new technology can be a rewarding but risky business. If you had money in the markets during the run up to the dot.com bubble that burst so dramatically in March 2000, you will know exactly what I mean.…

Decent Entry Point for P2P Global Investments?

Decent Entry Point for P2P Global Investments?

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Investors who are looking for an attractive source of income may want to think about using a portfolio of peer-to-peer loans. The obvious way to do this would be to open an account at a lending platform such as Zopa, Ratesetter or Funding Circle, but the easier – and currently better value – option would…

The Fund Managers Who Invest Like Buffett

The Fund Managers Who Invest Like Buffett

8 mins. to read

As seen in the lastest issue of Master Investor Magazine Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time and has amassed a personal fortune of more than $67 billion over a long career stretching back to the 1950s and beyond. If you want to profit directly from his investment expertise you…