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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.

Place your chips in the east

Putin is trying to reassert Russian power, with eastern Europe caught in the sanctions crossfire, but the region has potential, says Matthew Partridge.

What we can learn from the super-rich

The very wealthy have been sold a big lie and are buying into shoddy funds. Don’t make the same mistake they do, says David C Stevenson.

Should you invest in student digs?

Investing in student accommodation can be a risky business. Matthew Partridge explains why, and tips one real estate investment trust to keep an eye on.

The kind of innovation we could do without

Merryn Somerset Webb casts a critical eye over two new innovative investment products.

How to choose the best ETFs

We’re big fans of ‘passive funds’, but some are better than others. Phil Oakley explains what you should look out for before buying.

Don’t ditch the insurance policy

The crisis is over and the economic recovery seems to be picking up speed. Does that mean the case for holding gold is finished? We wouldn’t be so hasty.

Our advisers give their tips for investment trusts

Merryn Somerset Webb runs through some of the other suggestions for the MoneyWeek investment trust portfolio.

The silver dilemma: five great reasons to buy – and two good reasons to sell

No metal is quite as erratic as silver – but its potential to make its buyers rich is huge. Dominic Frisby examines the charts.

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.

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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.