Funds

The alchemists

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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.

If you'd invested in: Baker Steel Resources and Candover Investments

Baker Steel Resources Trust invests in natural resource companies, while Candover investments invests in privately owned European businesses.

Three investment trusts to avoid

Max King reveals why he is sceptical of these three widely held investment trusts – and tips others to consider instead.

Private equity funds for the public

Listed private-equity funds can offer individual investors superior returns. But picking the best funds requires extensive analysis, says Frederic Guirinec.

Nine investment trusts the professionals are backing

Undervalued investment trusts are a popular choice for many funds that specialise in investing in other funds. Here, three managers pick three of their favourite trusts for the coming year

Even the robots are going alternative

US startup LendingRobot sounds like an attempt to tick every box in innovative finance, says Ben Judge.

Alasdair McKinnon: feather your nest with ugly ducklings

Alasdair McKinnon has turned around the Scottish Investment trust by buying up unfashionable stocks, he tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

How P2P funds fell from favour

Peer-to-peer lending funds are out of favour, says David C Stevenson. That spells opportunity for contrarian investors.

How to buy investment trusts

Ruth Jackson explains how best to buy investment trusts for your portfolio.

Russian stocks will get the best of the Trump bump

Russian stocks could prove to be more effective than US stocks as a way to bet on Trump.

Investment trusts: the perfect vehicle for contrarians

If you were to design the perfect vehicle for a contrarian investor to use, it would look a lot like an investment trust, says John Stepek.

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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.