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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.

Silver will regain its shine

The price of silver has slid along with gold. But the longer term is more promising for investors.

UK fund investors gain as Swiss stockmarket plunges

UK fund investors are exposed to the tune of £4bn to plunging Swiss stocks, but they needn’t worry too much, says Kam Patel.

The new eurozone panic

Investors are panicking over the latest episode in the eurozone crisis. But as John Stepek explains, Europe is still a buy.

What to buy when there’s ‘blood on the streets’

The ‘time of maximum pessimism’ is a good time to look out for deeply-discounted investment trusts, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here he explains why.

Will 2015 be as reassuringly dull?

The past year has seen positive, but unexciting returns for most investments – plus the odd shock such as the oil price collapse. Should we expect more of the same in 2015?

Russia is the first casualty of the oil price crash – it won’t be the last

Russia’s drastic interest-rate hike is a sure sign the country’s in trouble. But as John Stepek explains, it’s not the only market that’s feeling the pain.

India’s economy is braced for a rebound – smart investors will buy in now

David C Stevenson looks at seven funds that tap the growth in one of the world’s largest economies.

Rocketing Chinese stocks fall to earth

Investor exuberance in soaring Chinese stocks have been checked by a one-day plunge in the stockmarket.

Fund of the week: Ride the wave of Japanese printed money

Profit from the Bank of Japan’s money-printing programme with this Japanese-focused fund.

Why 'smart beta' funds are taking off

Smart beta funds are becoming ever more popular with investors. Matthew Partridge explains how they work, and what to watch out for.

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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.