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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.

Investors should follow Africa’s diaspora in search of profits

Africans who fled the continent seeking their fortunes are beginning to return – attracted by new job opportunities and a thriving consumer market. Smart investors should follow them home, says Matthew Partridge.

A simple, low-cost portfolio to ride the waves to profits

Momentum investing is a good, tried-and-tested strategy. David C Stevenson reveals a quick and easy way to follow it.

The best way to diversify your portfolio

Professional investor Alistair Evans tips an exchange-traded fund as one of the best ways to spread your investment risk.

Why Japan has me trembling, but excited

Old Japan hands will have heard it all before, says Rupert Foster. But this time really is different. It’s time to buy Japan.

Outing the index-hugger funds

‘Closet tracking’ has been labelled one of the most scandalous cons in the funds industry. But cracking down on it is proving difficult, says Rebecca Byrne.

Fund of the week: how to shelter from the Greek storm

If you’re looking to minimise your exposure to Europe now that “Grexit” is firmly on the cards, you might want to consider this investment trust from JP Morgan.

Our Cuba fund is off to a great start – but I think the best is yet to come

Cuba is opening up to American companies. That’s great news for the fund James McKeigue tipped six months ago.

Fund of the week: Finding value in unloved oil stocks

Oil stocks may be unloved, but that just spells opportunity for this fund.

Could Google spell the end of the line for the funds gravy train?

The entry of Google or a peer into the funds industry would come as a welcome shock, says Piper Terrett.

Why I’m buying Japan

Companies in Japan are becoming more investor-friendly and profits are about to surge, says David C Stevenson.

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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.