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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.

Our advisers give their tips for investment trusts

Merryn Somerset Webb runs through some of the other suggestions for the MoneyWeek investment trust portfolio.

The silver dilemma: five great reasons to buy – and two good reasons to sell

No metal is quite as erratic as silver – but its potential to make its buyers rich is huge. Dominic Frisby examines the charts.

Russian stocks are a steal – but does that make them a good bet?

Political uncertainty is a big red flag, but if you’re still bullish, avoid individual Russian equities and plump for a passive fund instead, says David C Stevenson.

MoneyWeek portfolio: How our trusts have fared

There’s no change afoot as Merryn Somerset Webb reviews our portfolio of investment trusts.

Don’t let fear make you miss out – China is good value right now

Emerging-market stocks are among the first to be cast off when investors turn fearful. But Ed Bowsher explains why it would be a mistake to turn your back on China.

How to buy into China’s recent rally

China’s recent stock-market rally is showing no signs of abating. Ed Bowsher tips the best funds to buy now.

Fund of the week: A strong play on European recovery

This fund’s strategy of snapping up cheap European stocks could pay dividends when the recovery comes.

Europe’s recovery is over – so it’s time to buy European shares

Both France and Germany are heading for recession. That means it’s time to buy European stocks, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he explains why, and looks at what to buy.

Passive investing is a stupid idea – there’s no such thing

The phrase ‘passive’ investing is misleading – all investing is active. It’s a vital concept to understand, says John Stepek. Even if all you’re buying is a tracker fund.

Zen and the art of going with the momentum

Go ‘double long’ on stocks, then sit back and enjoy the ride, says David C Stevenson.

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With so many funds to choose from, it's tough knowing which ones to go for. Here, Merryn Somerset Webb picks six of the best investment trusts.