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What funds did DIY investors buy in Q2?

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BlackRock Gold & General was the best-selling fund in the three months to June, according to DIY platform TD Direct Investing.

The fund returned 43.1% over the period as investors seeking a “safe haven” from market volatility benefited from a rise in the gold price.

HSBC American Index, a passive vehicle which tracks the S&P 500 index, was the second most bought fund, dropping one place from the previous quarter.

Income-focused funds occupied the next four positions on the table: Fidelity MoneyBuilder Income, Artemis Global Income, Axa Global High Income and First State Global Listed Infrastructure, all of which seek to provide a good level of yield.

Also making an appearance on the list were specialist funds Henderson Global Technology and BlackRock Global Property Securities Equity Tracker.

Most bought funds in Q2:

  • BlackRock Gold & General
  • HSBC American Index Fund Income
  • Fidelity MoneyBuilder Income
  • Artemis Global Income
  • Axa Global High Income
  • First State Global Listed Infrastructure
  • Henderson Global Technology
  • BlackRock Global Property Securities Equity Tracker
  • Schroder US Mid Cap
  • MFM Slater Growth
  • Liontrust UK Smaller Companies
Source: TD Direct Investing. Purchases made between 1 April and 30 June 2016.

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