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Video: Why we like investment trusts

Investment trusts are a relatively cheap and simple way of investing in the stock market. Ed Bowsher explains why at MoneyWeek, we much prefer them to other funds.

Pick up some Brics

Take the hand of an active manager, and venture into emerging markets. David C Stevenson tips one new exchange-traded fund to keep your eye on.

Build a portfolio with ETFs

By building a portfolio of ten to 12 exchange-traded funds (ETFs), you can capture more than 80% of global market returns, says professional investor Shaun Port.

Here’s a way to buy into China’s rocketing market at a discount

Chinese stocks have had a cracking year so far, and the chances are, there’s plenty more on the way. John Stepek tips one cheap investment trust to buy now.

Does it pay to be an ethical investor?

Ethical investing is a bone of contention among fund managers. Matthew Partridge looks at the arguments for and against.

BlackRock World Mining: when sorry isn’t good enough

BlackRock’s mining investment trust suffered a dismal year. And for many investors, the changes will offer scant consolation.

The battle for Alliance Trust

Alliance Trust is under attack from an American hedge fund for the second time in three years – and its fate rests on 60,000 private investors. Simon Wilson reports.

James Anderson's reasons to be cheerful: genes, Berlin and AI

Star fund manager James Anderson talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about why he’s relaxed about the future – and how he plans to make money from it.

Why a care home could be the best place for your pension

With pensions liberation upon us, smart retirees should focus on income investments listed on the stockmarket with solid underlying assets. The businesses loking after Britain’s ageing population are perfect, says David Stevenson.

Giles Hargreave: a small-cap investor’s recipe for success

Giles Hargreave is one of Britain’s best small companies investors. So, what’s his secret? Kam Patel investigates.

Giles Hargreave: investment guru aiming high with small companies

Kam Patel talks to Giles Hargreave – the best small companies investor in Britain today – about investing in Aim shares.

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In the summer of 2012, Merryn Somerset Webb created a portfolio of the best investment trusts. Here, she looks at how they have been performing.