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10 of the funds hit hardest by 2018's punishing markets

It's been a bad year for stock markets, and an even worse one for the funds featured in this list.

Investors rush for the exit as stock market confidence crumbles

Analysts highlight record global redemptions from equity funds while UK investors' confidence falls further below financial crisis levels.

Top of the class: 10 top performing funds in 2018

We highlight 10 standout performers in 2018, delivering strong returns in a difficult year for stock markets.

'Buy' and 'sell' fund pricing spreads confusion

Spreads between the 'buy' and 'sell' prices on funds are a real cost, but often aren't what they first appear, nor are they always quoted consistently.

FTSE’s millennium gloom hides boom for UK stock pickers

The FTSE 100 may have fallen below 1999 levels, but for many investors in the UK stock market, it's been a great century so far.

Investors flee funds at fastest pace since Brexit vote

UK investors pulled £1.6 billion from funds during 'Red October', the biggest outflow since the month of the Brexit vote.

Santa Rally falters as three tests for stock markets loom

A 'Santa Rally' for stock markets has been knocked off course, and that's before three crucial events for investors this month.

Never mind Brexit, Italy is next year's big risk for markets

While most of the risks of Brexit are priced in to markets, investors are complacent about Italy's potential to destabilise the eurozone, says Fidelity's James Bateman.

The Accumulator: Fed turns bears into bulls with two words

Five words from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell sparked October's sell-off. Just two this week helped markets recover ground.

Why oil is falling like it's 2008 again

The price of oil is falling at the fastest pace since the financial crisis, but fund managers are eyeing a recovery, with next week's Opec meeting a potential catalyst.