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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.

Why you can’t ignore climate change with your portfolio

International action to tackle climate change is going to change the investing landscape. Piper Terrett tips one fund to benefit.

Grexit: Are we on the Gredge of disaster?

Grexit might not happen. And if it does, we don’t know when to expect it. So how should you position your portfolio? John Stepek investigates.

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.

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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.