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Just what is a fund anyway?

There are two main types of fund out there for investors to invest in. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how they work, and which is her favourite.

Video: Why we like investment trusts

Investment trusts are a relatively cheap and simple way of investing in the stockmarket. Ed Bowsher explains why at MoneyWeek, we much prefer them to other funds.

No one will miss the hedge funds

Hedge funds appear to be in terminal decline. Matthew Lynn explains why the markets will be a healthier place without them.

Is the ETF boom over?

Exchange-traded funds have become increasingly popular, says Sarah Moore. But recent figures question whether that growth is coming to an end.

Hedge funds head for the final frontier

Hedge funds are turning to tiny satellites in a desperate bid to gain a competitive advantage. Chris Carter reports.

Neil Woodford makes a slow start

Star fund manager Neil Woodford has admitted investors may be disappointed with the performance of his Woodford Patient Capital investment trust.

P2P funds suffer softer returns

Can P2P funds generate enough income to justify the risks, and what will happen if the economy turns down? David C Stevenson investigates.

Absolute-return funds: too good to be true?

Absolute-return funds are those that aim to achieve positive returns regardless of whether the market is going up or down. Do they work? Sarah Moore explains.

Two stock-picking strategies compared

Sarah Moore looks at why the fortunes of two of Britain’s leading emerging-market equity funds have diverged in recent years.

The best way to play Latin America

Latin America has its problems. But that’s in the price and now’s the time to buy in, says David C Stevenson.

Why passive pays in emerging markets

Many investors still prefer active funds when investing in emerging markets. But that, says Sarah Moore, may not be the best option.

Frozen funds start to thaw

Following the post-EU-referendum panic, the commercial property market seems to be stabilising.

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A simple, easy to manage portfolio of six of the best investment trusts, selected by Merryn Somerset Webb, offering defensiveness, stability, exposure to growth, and some income.