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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.

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.

Fund in Focus: The City’s dividend hero

This investment trust has raised its dividend every year since 1966. Can it continue to do so?

Low-volatility funds: Low risk, high returns – too good to be true?

The growing popularity of low-volatility funds is leading to concerns that, in a future market downturn, such funds may not behave as investors expect. Sarah Moore reports.

The rich return to robo-advisers

Total US assets looked after by “robo-advisers” – online sites that give tailored financial advice to investors – hit $19bn in December 2014.

The end of fund management entry fees?

Many fund managers have ditched entry fees for retail investors. But not all have, says Sarah Moore, so watch out.

Closet trackers go undetected

A high-profile study suggests there may more funds out there that claim to be actively managed but in reality merely track an index.

Millennials fight back against the fund industry

Demanding younger investors pose a problem for underperforming, complacent funds, says Sarah Moore.

A defensive route into US stocks

The US stockmarket can be a tricky place to invest. But you’d be very foolish to ignore American equities completely. So what shuld you do? David C Stevenson explains.

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In the summer of 2012, Merryn Somerset Webb created a portfolio of the best investment trusts. Here's how they have been performing.