80-20 Investor Best of the Best Selection – February 2018 Update

15 min Read Published: 02 Feb 2018

January was a strong month for the BOTB as a whole with the average return of 1.26% in a month that started strongly but began to be buffeted by the headwinds emanating from the bond market, as discussed in February's monthly newsletter. To give this some context, the average managed fund from the Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares sector barely made 0.16% while the FTSE 100 fell 1.96% as the rally in the pound started to bite.

Despite the bond market weakness seeping into equity markets it is good to see that 15 of last month's BOTB funds remain in this month's BOTB selection. Of those funds that are new many are familiar from past months' BOTB selections. The aforementioned bond weakness and rotation into other assets, including equities, shows in the low-risk portion of this month's BOTB with fewer bond funds and more multi-asset and targeted return funds.

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