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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.

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.

ETFs that ‘buy low, sell high’ for you

Traditional stock market trackers can leave you exposed to bubbles, says Paul Amery. But there is a better way to track indices.

Don’t chase Neil Woodford to his new fund – here’s why

If a star fund manager switches funds, should you move too? The answer might surprise you, says Ed Bowsher.

The best funds for your pension

With-profits funds have returned with all the their old problems, says Merryn Somerset Webb. A gimmick-free managed fund is a better bet.

Fund of the week: Should you follow Woodford?

Neil Woodford is arguably Britain’s most successful working fund manager. And for investors, his fund holds a few surprises.

Cash in on India’s ‘mind-blowing’ potential

India’s growth potential is huge. And if new prime minister Narendra Modi can tap into it, this fund stands to profit.

What we can learn from Neil Woodford’s new portfolio

The list of holdings in Neil Woodford’s new fund can teach investors a lot about how to construct a portfolio, says David Thornton.

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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.