Investment Insights

Our range of fund articles and market insights are designed to help you navigate the wider financial landscape with confidence. Keep informed with our Q&As and videos from the fund management floor or read more about the investment topics that matter to you with our commentaries from across the industry.

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2019 NOV

Insights

M&G Investments

13/11/2019

Investing in bonds: 3 reasons not to go with the flow

The cheapest way to invest in the global bond market may not always be the most cheerful.

The attraction of so-called passive funds is typically their lower costs. They try to mirror the composition of a given market – bonds issued by governments, for instance – offering you, the investor, a way to get exposure to all of it.

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Insights

M&G Investments

12/11/2019

Sharing the joy of investing

It is often said that we don’t talk enough about money in this country. Financial matters can be taboo at the dinner table and tend to be overlooked in the workplace.

Unless we’re interested enough to read the financial pages, it is quite possible to live a full and happy life without knowing much, if anything at all, about investing. Yet an awareness of the options available to us can create powerful opportunities for our long-term savings.

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Insights

M&G investments

01/11/2019

Passing on your investments

We all know that the best investments are long-term. Arguably the ultimate investment we can ever make is in our family and friends.

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Insights

01/11/2019

Reasons to consolidate your ISA investments

You may well have opened Individual Savings Accounts, or ISAs, with several providers over the years, but do you know what is going on with each of them?

If you find keeping a tab on your different ISAs challenging, you could consider whether consolidating them into fewer accounts – or perhaps just one – might make life easier.

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Insights

01/11/2019

Opening your stocks and shares ISA - a checklist

If you are thinking of joining the 2.8 million savers who invest tax-efficiently into stocks and shares ISAs, or individual saving accounts, there’s so much choice it might be difficult to know where to start.

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Insights

M&G Investments

01/11/2019

Is inflation a threat to your wealth?

Money is only ever really worth what you can buy with it.

Over time, rising prices erode the value of cash. Compare, if you will, how far £10 could stretch when you were younger to what it will buy today. It’s not just the price of goods that has risen over the past decades, but also assets like property.

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2019 OCT

Insights

Tom Dobell - Fund Manager

23/10/2019

Saving good companies from the wolves

Most investors hate bad news, and nothing grabs business page headlines quite like a good profit warning or run-in with the regulator.

Momentum is a powerful force in driving the direction of stock prices – arguably more so nowadays than ever – and when confidence in a company is rattled, events can quickly snowball. Share prices can be sent into freefall by investors’ tendency to ‘herd’, following others by panic-selling when there is a whiff of trouble.

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Commentary

John William Olsen, Fund Manager

21/10/2019

Creating wealth sustainably for the long term

John William Olsen

Sustainable investing can naturally mean different things to different people. From my perspective, as an investor in company shares, it boils down to the long-term durability of businesses.

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Insights

Ben Constable-Maxwell - Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&G Investments

21/10/2019

Investing in a healthier society

How companies can target sustainable returns from addressing the world’s healthcare challenges.

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Insights

Ben Constable-Maxwell and John William Olsen

21/10/2019

Investing for impact: profit with purpose

How can we aim to achieve a positive social and environmental impact with our long-term investments?

Would you like to pursue more than financial returns from investing? You can count yourself among a growing band of investors if so.

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Insights

M&G Investments

21/10/2019

Investing in the next generation

It’s natural to want to give younger members of your family a leg up financially. We all know how expensive life can be, especially at certain times – whether that’s buying a family home or studying.

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Insights

M&G Investments

18/10/2019

Brexit and the importance of taking a long-term view

Checking the value of your investments every day can be a nerve-wracking habit. Over the last few months, as stockmarkets have bounced up and down, it has been especially so.

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Insights

M&G Investments

17/10/2019

Reckless caution? Why do so many fewer women invest?

Women in investing

More men invest than women. This may not be a revelation, but that should not make it any less troubling.

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2019 SEP

Insights

M&G Investments

18/09/2019

Brexit and the power of diversification

For British investors, the past few years have ably demonstrated the risks that can accompany focusing your investments too narrowly.

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Insights

M&G Investments

16/09/2019

Pension scams and how to avoid them

You might have seen Bob’s warning on the television yourself.

In his late 50s, Bob received a phone call out of the blue that offered him a free pension review. The adviser seemed knowledgeable and professional, and his offer proved attractive enough to sign on the dotted line. “Just shy of 40 years’ pension; he took all of it” Bob warns us.

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Insights

M&G Investments

03/09/2019

Long-term investing: letting time do its work

At M&G, we are strong advocates of long-term investing. Unless your investment horizon is only short term, we believe taking a longer-term approach – ignoring the day-to-day ups and downs of the markets – can better help you achieve your financial goals. Here are six steps to help time work in your favour when investing for your future.

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