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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.

Finding the hidden dragons in eastern Europe

Forget the Brics and the Asian Tigers – the beasts sitting on the largest hoards of treasure are to be found in eastern Europe, says Jonathan Compton.

Fund of the week: Bagging bargains during China’s bull

This China-focused fund is seeking out bargains amid the turmoil affecting markets.

Don’t be fooled by maximiser funds

If a return looks unusually high, it’s because there’s risk involved, explains Natalie Stanton. And that’s no less true of maximiser funds.

Why you should keep buying broken China

The renminbi has dropped and markets are jittery – but a great long-term buying opportunity for Chinese equities lies ahead, says Rupert Foster.

A brighter spot in the small stocks universe

Investors in a fund such as this need to be comfortable with volatile small stocks, but for those who are, it could be an interesting option.

Investors bail out of commodity funds

Commodities investors have had a hard time of late, says Hector Reid. But it’s been even worse for hedge fund managers.

Smart beta – the next great fund management gold rush

Smart beta investing is becoming ever more popular with investors, says David C Stevenson. Just make sure you don’t get carried away with the hype.

Why you should invest in forestry – and what to buy

With demand for forest products guaranteed, smart investors will snap up key firms servicing the industry, says Jonathan Compton.

Fund of the week: buy into high-quality global stocks

Fancy investing like Warren Buffett but unsure how to get started? One solution could be to buy into this global equity fund.

Tracker funds engage in cut-throat price war

A major provider of index-tracking funds slashed its fees this week, as a cut-throat price war continues to push down the cost of passive investing.

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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.