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Just what is a fund anyway?

There are two main types of fund out there for investors to invest in. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how they work, and which is her favourite.

Video: Why we like investment trusts

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

Reits come of age

Listed real-estate companies have finally been given their own sector classification within the Global Industry Classification Standard. Sarah Moore explains.

Don’t miss out on American growth

America’s innovative companies have caused the nation’s stock market to grow. Max King looks at the best ways to invest for the long term.

Why I’d still buy British real estate

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union shook the real estate market. But David C Stevenson explains how and why he’s still buying.

Three defensive investment trusts

The FTSE 100 has had a volatile year, and it is during periods such as these that defensive investment trusts show their worth, says Sarah Moore.

ETFs: the road to serfdom?

Cheap trackers, exchange-traded funds and passive investing have been accused of undermining capitalism. Matthew Partridge exmines why.

Could passive investing destroy capitalism as we know it?

Passive funds are accused of being “worse than Marxism”, undermining the very fabric of capitalism. John Stepek looks at the growth of passive investing, and what it means for investors.

Fund in focus: emerging markets coming out of earnings recession

Emerging markets may finally be coming out of a multi-year period of earnings recession, says Edward Lam, Manager of Somerset Emerging Markets Dividend Growth Fund.

An easy way to buy Reits

Sarah Moore tips one great real-estate investment trust (Reit) to buy for those wanting to invest in property.

Invest with the Rothschilds

Think of this investment trust as a way to co-invest alongside Lord Rothschild, says David C Stevenson.

Popular fund platform hikes fees

Investment platform AJ Bell Youinvest has announced fee increases that could see some customers pay substantially more.

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A simple, easy to manage portfolio of six of the best investment trusts, selected by Merryn Somerset Webb, offering defensiveness, stability, exposure to growth, and some income.