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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.

The exodus from real-estate funds

Investors in real-estate funds have been rushing for the exits. Sarah Moore looks at what’s going on.

Will quitting EU hurt our finance industry?

Brexit supporters argued that the UK’s financial services industry will be able better off outside the EU, while others disagree. So which is it, asks Sarah Moore.

The best thing to do about Brexit? Just forget it

Fund managers Nick Train and Michael Lindsell tell Merryn Somerset Webb what they were doing while the rest of us were fretting about Brexit.

An update on MoneyWeek’s model portfolio – July 2016

When we introduced the MoneyWeek investment trust portfolio, we wanted stability, defensiveness, some exposure to growth, and some income. And we wanted not to have to change its composition very often. So how is it doing? Just fine.

What we learnt at the Woodstock for value investors

The value sector has underperformed growth stocks, but that now looks set to change. David C Stevenson tips one fund to keep an eye on.

Should I buy discounted trusts?

We’re keen on investment trusts at MoneyWeek, so should you snap them up at a discount? Sarah Moore reports.

Neil Woodford seeks higher income

Neil Woodford, Britain’s best-known fund manager, is set to launch a new high-income fund. Sarah Moore reports.

A new, adventurous route into Vietnam

We could soon see some particularly unloved markets come back into fashion, says David C Stevenson. Chief among them is Vietnam.

What the EU poll outcome means for your money

There are risks on both sides, but the jittery narrative about a post-Brexit Britain contains hidden assumptions that don’t bear scrutiny, says John Stepek.

Why greater diversity in fund management would increase returns

The homogeneous nature of the fund management profession is damaging profits for investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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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.