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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.

Three solid trusts for income to buy now

Even with interest rates at rock-bottom lows, investors can still find good-value, income-paying trusts, says Max King.

How to buy £1 of assets for just 71p

Investment trusts are cheap for a reason – but not one that should stop us snapping them up. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to fund manager Nick Greenwood.

Take a punt on Macau’s casinos

David C Stevenson reveals a rather speculative funds idea that plays on the broader theme of emerging markets, and China in particular.

Nick Greenwood: the three things to buy now

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to fund manager Nick Greenwood about why you should buy investment trusts over open-ended funds, and his three favourite areas to invest in now.

Absolutely no return funds

It’s been a good year for investors overall, but not for absolute return funds. What’s gone wrong? Max King reports.

The benefits of all-inclusive fund management fees

Fund management fees should include everything, says Merryn Somerset Webb. All costs, commissions, research and trading costs. It would increase competition and give us more to retire on.

Cheap ways to ride the mega-trends

David C Stevenson looks at the best investment trusts to invest in the mega-trends of the future.

It’s a good time to buy into healthcare

Don’t wait for things to settle down in the markets. Max King explains why now’s the time to snap up some healthcare bargains.

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.

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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.