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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.

Steer clear of this untested Reit

Some entrepreneurs see the imbalance of supply and demand in housing as an opportunity. But investors should be cautious, says Max King.

How engagement can boost returns

Many fund managers don’t believe in meeting the management of the firms they invest in, says Sarah Moore. Others, however, take the opposite approach.

A top fund for preserving your wealth

This exceptional fund has delivered strong returns while still managing to limit losses in bear markets, says Max King.

How investors are squandering the benefits of passive funds

Many investors hope to beat the market by trading in and out of index funds and ETFs. But that’s a bad idea. Passive investing should be just that: passive.

Buy into this fast-growing Reit

Max King picks a real estate investment rust that aims to tap in to the growth of online retail and warehousing.

This gem of a fund is a well-kept secret

Buy this value fund and you’ll get an experienced stockpicker with real expertise, skin in the game, a great track record, and low charges.

Forestry: where money grows on trees

Forestry has performed well in recent years, enjoying annual returns of 18% over the past decade. But is it a sound investment? Sarah Moore reports.

Switch out of buy-to-let

Buy-to-let has lost its appeal due to tax changes. Max King looks at the best real-estate investment trusts (Reits) to buy instead.

What’s in your ETF?

There are some things to be aware of when buying ETFs, says John Stepek, as problems with one popular fund earlier this month revealed.

Why it pays to go passive

Index provider S&P releases an annual “scorecard” rating how active funds compare to passive funds, says John Stepek. This year was worse than usual.

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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.
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