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UK Commercial Property Trust's premium has fallen so this could be a good opportunity to buy a high-yielding trust with a good track record.
The best funds: income
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Alliance Trust has appointed a new investment team and is under shareholder pressure, so performance could turn.
The best funds: growth
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A selection of our exchange-traded funds recommendations in core areas
FUND PROFILE: ETFS Physical Gold owns the asset it invests in rather than using futures, so follows the asset price better.
FUND PROFILE: Using a swap rather than buying shares to track its index has so far resulted in a tight tracking error for db-X-trackers FTSE 100 ETF
FUND PROFILE: Given that the majority of actively managed US funds lag the S&P 500 index, the iShares S&P 500 exchange traded fund looks appealing
We pick out two ETFs that offer an easy way to tap into the attractive growth prospects of developing markets
Despite concerns on investment trust liquidity the majority of trusts offer reasonable liquidity and at the larger end of the market it is good, according to Winterflood.
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