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Buy into booming India

There’s still work to do, but India’s new prime minister is paving the way for growth. Smart investors should buy in now, says Matthew Partridge.

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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.

How to invest in the robot revolution

More and more jobs are being automated – and that’s creating opportunities for investors. Merryn Somerset Webb picks some of the best ways to invest.

Stick with Japanese stocks

It’s been a tough year for the country, but an expanded QE programme and a falling oil price mean investors should stay put, says John Stepek.

Dividend-based ETFs: simple ways to place bets on smart ideas

A new range of dividend-based ETFs offer tantalising new prospects for ‘smart-beta’ investors, says David C Stevenson.

Fund managers need bringing back down to earth

Fund managers should remember that they are responsible for the finances not of financial advisers and pension funds, but of ordinary people.

How to build an ethical portfolio

Buy quality and think long-term. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to First State fund manager David Gait about ethical investing.

Why we still like Brazil

Investors in Brazil didn’t get the president they were hoping for. But as Matthew Partridge explains, there are still plenty of reasons to invest in the country.

How Maurice Saatchi is boosting the biotech industry

Biotech companies will soon be able to get new drugs to patients much faster. That’s good news for patients and investors, says Matthew Partridge.

Smart beta funds: The best of both worlds

Smart beta funds can give you the benefits of active management, but with much lower fees. David C Stevenson looks at four such funds.

The Greek market is collapsing – is this a buying opportunity?

Greek stocks have slid by a third in recent months. Matthew Partridge looks at what’s gone wrong, and whether it’s time to buy, or steer well clear.

Fund of the week: A compelling bet for risk takers

River and Mercantile’s smaller companies fund has a good record of rewarding brave investors.

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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.