Funds

Switch out of buy-to-let

Buy-to-let has lost its appeal due to tax changes. Max King looks at the best real-estate investment trusts (Reits) to buy instead.

What’s in your ETF?

There are some things to be aware of when buying ETFs, says John Stepek, as problems with one popular fund earlier this month revealed.

Bag the big winners

Richard Beddard picks five stocks that can grow for decades

  • Europe relaxes as Macron wins the first round

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.

Why it pays to go passive

Index provider S&P releases an annual “scorecard” rating how active funds compare to passive funds, says John Stepek. This year was worse than usual.

Why now’s a great time to buy British

Investors are glum about the prospects for the UK economy. Far too glum, says Max King. Buy in now and you’ll make a tidy return.

Back this exciting micro-cap investment trust

A boutique asset manager is raising up to £100m for an innovative investment trust that will buy into micro-cap companies.

How to choose a tracker fund

The decision to buy a tracker fund is anything but passive, says John Stepek. Here are the key questions to ask before investing.

How central banks created the bubble in passive investing

The rise of passive investing is a result of rock bottom interest rates. That’s good in the long term, but could cause pain in the short term, says John Stepek.

Buffett’s bet: can a tracker trounce the hedgies?

There’s no sense in handing 1%-2% plus fees to fund managers when a cheap tracker gets results, says Stephen Connolly.

Invest in cutting-edge healthcare

Max King looks at one fund allowing investors to put their money in cutting-edge medical research.

It’s quiet out there. Too damn quiet

Driven by record amounts of money pouring in to exchange-traded funds, markets are starting to feel a little overheated, says John Stepek. Are we nearing the top?

How to invest in private equity

If you want access to fast-growing private businesses, then finding the right private-equity fund is your only sensible option. Luckily, the UK stockmarket boasts some of the best private-equity funds, says David C Stevenson.

A value fund with a decidedly fine focus

Active management can work if a fund is small and focused. Adam Rackley has big plans, he tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

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