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At Tillit we are big believers in learning and broadening our horizons. We also think that there is too much noise in the world of stock markets and investing today. Our focus is on the long-term and that is reflected in our various Insight articles, from opinion pieces to interviews and beginners’ guides, and even our market updates only come out quarterly.

Basics - Asset allocation | Styles & themes

What’s so special about specialist funds?

By Anna Fedorova | 04.11.20

Once you’ve decided on an asset allocation strategy that suits your plans and expectations, it is time to get more granular within each asset class. There are a number of ways to do this, for example last week, we wrote an introductory piece on Growth versus Value style investing. Another way to mix up your portfolio is to invest in specialist funds to express a particular view on the future direction of markets.

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Basics - Active investing

Growth or value: Which investing style suits you?

By Jane Wallace | 28.10.20

Traditionally, investment styles fall into two broad categories: growth and value. While the end game for both is to get a return on the investment, the ways of going about that are quite different. The rivalry between the two camps can be intense, each side convinced that their method is superior.

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Basics - Mind & markets

Why trying to time the market is futile

By Anna Fedorova | 21.10.20

It can be tempting to try timing your investments to get the best possible returns. Especially during market falls, when it can be scary to watch your hard-earned savings fall in value.

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Basics - Active investing

The Goldilocks scenario: What is the optimum size of a fund?

By Danielle Levy | 14.10.20

Significant sums of money tend to follow the talented few in the world of investing. For example, six of the UK’s largest funds attracted close to 21% of total net flows during August, equating to £353 million, according to data provider Morningstar. Fund managers can quickly find themselves managing multi-billion pound funds once they have shown they can deliver superior performance and beat their rivals. But is big necessarily best?

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Basics - Active investing

Trust in the investment trust

By Faith Archer | 23.09.20

Historically, investment trusts have delivered higher returns for lower costs than more popular open-ended funds such as unit trusts and open-ended investment companies (OEICs), but what are they and how are they different?

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