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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.

The website taking fund managers to task

For years, we’ve been carping on about how fund managers overtrade, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now there’s a website to hold them to account.

Why absolute return funds are much poorer investments than everyone seems to think

Despite the “stunningly benign environment” of the past six years, absolute return funds have failed to deliver. So just how badly would they perform if interest rates rose?

Keep an eye on the zombie funds – they may suddenly spring to life

Far too many funds are zombies, says David C Stevenson. But these two funds have turned themselves around.

Brazil gets its act together

The Brazilian government is showing signs that it is ready to turn the economy around.

Get ready to buy Chinese stocks

The recent rally in Chinese stocks has raised fears of a bubble – but this is a bull market that’s only just beginning, says Rupert Foster.

Fund of the week: Neil Woodford’s stunning solo career

Since leaving Invesco Perpetual last year, Neil Woodford has continued to beat the market with his new fund.

Lessons from the 'death bonds' debacle

‘Death bonds’ have recently run into trouble. John Stepek explains what they are, and what two lessons investors can learn from them.

ETFs are great investments for the long term too

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are growing in popularity with investors. Cris Sholto Heaton explains the differences between ETFs, and why you might choose to use them.

How to build a portfolio of P2P lenders – and earn a tasty income

The lending side of alternative finance has seen staggering growth. David C Stevenson explains all you need to know about setting up a P2P lending portfolio.

Why tracker funds are in the vanguard

There’s more to fund manager Vanguard’s success than the trend towards trackers and passive investing, says Piper Terrett.

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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.