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Tom's picks - Investment ideas for 2024

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Four fund ideas for you

Investment Director Tom Stevenson highlights four funds to consider in the year ahead. You can watch the video below to find out more about how Tom chooses his picks. His outlook for 2024 considers slowing growth, falling inflation and the beginning of a reversal in interest rates and his choices reflect this. If you’re looking for some ideas to help you choose where to invest, Tom’s picks are a helpful place to start.

" I choose my picks carefully - after all I invest in all four funds in my personal ISA and Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) every year too. This year my selections are relatively defensive but I’ve avoided the temptation to be too cautious as interest rates and inflation could fall more quickly than expected."

- Tom Stevenson, Investment Director

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A closer look at Tom's picks

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Fidelity Cash Fund

An actively managed lower-risk fund that aims to maintain the value of your investment and pay you an income.

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M&G Global Macro Bond Fund

This medium-risk, flexible global bond fund aims to provide a combination of capital growth and income over any five-year period.

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Fidelity Global Dividend Fund

This defensively managed, global equity income fund aims to pay an income whilst increasing the value of your investment.

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Legal & General Global Equity Index Fund

This lower-cost fund tracks the FTSE World Index, investing in higher-risk company shares around the world.

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