Funds

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  • What's best: value investing or growth investing?

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.

Three questions to ask an active fund manager before you buy

For many investors, passive funds are a better option than active funds. But if you do want an active fund, how do you pick a good one? John Stepek explains.

Who will prosper under Trump?

Now that the markets have got over the shock of a Trump victory in the US presidential election, David C Stevenson looks at which funds to buy.

Two simple steps to avoiding fund management rip-offs

The FCA has confirmed what we’ve known for ages: fund management fees are too high, and performance is not good enough. John Stepek explains what you can do about it.

Follow the optimists into Japan

Fund managers are optimistic about Japan and for good reason, says Max King. Investors should follow their lead.

Why fund fees matter

When of the most important things for long-term investors in funds to consider is costs. Matthew Partridge explains.

A People's trust for Citizen Smith

This new People’s Trust sounds very radical, says David C Stevenson, but it’s really a return to the historic roots of the investment-trust industry back in the Victorian era.

Earn a 3.5% yield from healthcare

David C Stevenson looks at the best healthcare and biotech investment trusts to tuck away in your portfolio.

An affordable way into private equity

Investors who haven’t yet put their money into private equity trusts haven’t missed the boat, says Max King.

The fund-management industry needs to get a grip

The fund-management industry should start charging for its products in the same way as everybody else does, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Hunker down in this trust as inflation hits

David C Stevenson tips one investment trust to keep your wealth safe from the ravages of inflation.

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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.