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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.

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.

Why you should invest like a 19th century Scottish jute merchant

Dundee’s jute barons needed diverse, long-term homes for their vast fortunes. And the investment trusts they created are still going strong. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why they are such good long-term bets.

Our upside-down world where emerging markets reign supreme

David C Stevenson has been cautiously bullish on emerging markets since the end of last year. Now it seems that more mainstream investors are coming around too. Here, he picks the best funds to buy.

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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.