Editor’s Comment: Herd instinct may be harming investors

The latest Investment Association figures, covering fund sales in the second quarter, reveal some interesting movements but also highlight the blunders mainstream investors make over and over again due to the herd instinct.

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7IM warns against 'best buy' investment trusts

7IM has warned that closed-ended funds do not belong on best buy lists despite the recent suspension of the open-ended Woodford fund due to illiquidity. 

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Tracker fund sales hit all-time record of £5.7bn in Q2

Tracker fund sales reached an all-time record of £5.7bn in Q2 spurred by a shift by investors into bond funds.

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Editor’s Comment: The real threat to Financial Planning

This week one of our best read stories on Financial Planning Today website was about a firm based in the United Arab Emirates reportedly targeting UK clients by offering a Financial Planning / wealth management-style service.

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