Passive bond solutions

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Over-concentration is a big problem in bond indices, but some new ETFs have addressed it

Witan actually delivers

Most of its rivals simply stack up fees. This one is different

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Help online for DIY investors

Websites to make stockpicking easier for private investors

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Oil at issue for retail bonds

Are EnQuest bonds, trading at half their face value, a buy for contrarian investors?

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Second time lucky in biotech

Using funds rather than picking stocks has improved my returns

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A crowded market, but promising

Crowdfunding remains almost exclusively UK-based

Traded life policies are alive

It is still possible to invest in ‘death futures’, which are usefully uncorrelated to equity returns

Banking on African growth

Bob Diamond’s new venture is worth backing

Gang of six are good bet for uncertain times

Investment trusts with a capital preservation bent

Tech opportunities for the uninitiated

New generation of IP experts is working with established university departments

Big ideas, unheralded sources

Dimensional and EDHEC may not be household names but they have clever ideas

Two ways to hedge equity risk

Cash is one way to do it – leveraged ETFs another

More options for equity income seekers

New products use screens to maximise income

Put the power of the law to work

Litigation funding can diversify your portfolio

Factor in the changing investment cycles

Certain styles of investing work better at different times

Time to move in on emerging market opportunities

Logistics in China, burgers in Vietnam, everything in Africa

Buy China and Scandinavia, sell France

And expect the gold price to drop below $1,000

All aboard for play on economic recovery

Shipping could be recovering

Big hitters back new UK energy fund

Ways to play the UK’s economic recovery – and the growth of fracking

Hedge fund returns in an ETF wrapper

A new product aims to access hedge funds’ best ideas

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