Top 100 Funds 2013

Today sees the launch of our IC Top 100 Funds selection for 2013. Our award winning personal finance editor Moira O’Neill has pain stakingly trawled the UK’s huge funds and distilled her findings down to the best 100 funds available across a number of different categories and sectors in what is the most independent selection around. Click here for more details.

While we celebrate the launch of our own IC Top100 Funds today, it is worth bearing in mind the rival lists of best buys. Moira O’Neill highlights which other best buy lists there are around and gives her verdict on their value.

In this week’s funds tip, Katie Morley suggests a top performing European income fund which offers a good track record of attractive income coupled with decent capital growth. With figures this week suggesting the European economy is finally hauling itself off the canvas, buying a European fund could prove to be a smart move.

Our resident economist Chris Dillow takes a look at the case for investing in euros as a way of diversifying portfolio risk. Chris points out that the euro tends to perform well when equities fall and vice versa, thus it offers something of a safety net against equity risk. But will this last and are currencies a sensible way of gaining this protection?

We recently added to our roster of downloadable free iPad guides to investing with a comprehensive guide to investing in shares. Click here for more information on how to download this invaluable guide.

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