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.

The hidden risks in simple funds

The International Monetary Fund has warned of the lurking danger in unit trusts and exchange-traded funds.

Neil Woodford’s new fund aims to harness the power of small growth companies

Early investors in Neil Woodford’s new small-cap fund could be onto a winner, says David Thornton. But as the fund’s name suggests, they must be patient.

Two funds to reward patient investors

Early-stage companies and micro-cap stocks can deliver spectacular returns, says David C Stevenson. But the risks are high and you must be willing to lock away your money for many years.

Bruce Stout: Hunting for growth in a deflationary world

Bruce Stout explains to Merryn Somerset Webb why emerging markets may be a better bet for profits and dividends than traditional defensive stocks.

Expect fireworks at Alliance Trust

The explosive finale to Alliance Trust’s battle with US hedge fund Elliott could present investors with a buying opportunity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Pick up some Brics

Take the hand of an active manager, and venture into emerging markets. David C Stevenson tips one new exchange-traded fund to keep your eye on.

Build a portfolio with ETFs

By building a portfolio of ten to 12 exchange-traded funds (ETFs), you can capture more than 80% of global market returns, says professional investor Shaun Port.

Here’s a way to buy into China’s rocketing market at a discount

Chinese stocks have had a cracking year so far, and the chances are, there’s plenty more on the way. John Stepek tips one cheap investment trust to buy now.

Does it pay to be an ethical investor?

Ethical investing is a bone of contention among fund managers. Matthew Partridge looks at the arguments for and against.

BlackRock World Mining: when sorry isn’t good enough

BlackRock’s mining investment trust suffered a dismal year. And for many investors, the changes will offer scant consolation.

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