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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.

Prepare your portfolio for doomsday

Analysts are predicting turmoil, fund managers are stocking up on gold. David C Stevenson is more sanguine – but it still makes sense to plan for the worst.

The 'disruptive innovators' making waves in finance

Everywhere you look, the finance sector is undergoing fast-paced change. That’s great news for investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Is your fund manager worth his fees?

Financial theory looks daunting, but the basic principles are straightforward, says Cris Sholto Heaton. And they can tell you a lot about your fund manager.

Tracking down the real talent with 'active share'

Britain’s best-known fund manager, Neil Woodford, is going to publish his ‘active share’. Cris Sholto Heaton explains why that could spark real change.

Jack Bogle: The fund manager who hates ETFs

For Jack Bogle, founder of investment firm Vanguard, exchange-traded funds are all about the marketing. Cris Sholto Heaton reports.

The 15 emerging market investments our experts would buy now

When will emerging markets pull out of the doldrums? And which should you back? John Stepek talks to our panel of experts to find out what they’re buying.

Has the price of black gold hit bottom already?

A rising oil price changes everything as far as investors are concerned. John Stepek and Matthew Partridge tip the best shares to profit.

End is nigh for index huggers

Ever more funds have started to publish their ‘active share’ scores. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why that’s great news for investors.

Funds: Follow the directors with 'skin in the game'

David C Stevenson looks at trusts where the interests of the management are aligned with yours, the investor.

The days of this sneaky financial market rip-off are numbered

The days of the ‘closet tracker fund’ rip-off may be numbered. John Stepek explains what a closet tracker is, how to spot one, and why they’re dying out.

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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.