What type of equity fund will you choose?

The UK stock market has fallen more than 14% since it peaked last April*, but it seems FundCalibre visitors are able to look past the short-term volatility and are prepared to carry on investing.

In November last year, 70% of FundCalibre visitors said they were most likely to invest in equities in 2016. Last month, when asked what type of equity fund they would choose, UK equity funds were the most popular, attracting a third of the votes**, followed by UK equity income and global funds, each with 20%**.

In contrast, US equity funds were shunned completely and only 3% said they would invest in Asia or emerging markets.

Read more: how to choose a fund

*Source: FE Analytics, FTSE 100 total returns, 27th April 2015 to 1st February 2016

** Based on feedback from 87 FundCalibre visitors from 01/01/16 – 31/01/16

The views of the author and any people interviewed are their own and do not constitute financial advice. However the knowledge that professional analysts have analysed a fund or trust in depth before assigning them a rating can be a valuable additional filter for anyone looking to make their own decisions. Before you make any investment decision make sure you’re comfortable and fully understand the risks. If you invest in fund or trust make sure you know what specific risks they’re exposed to. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future returns. Remember all investments can fall in value as well as rise, so you could make a loss.