Funds

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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.

Russia: a cheap bet for contrarians

Investors in emerging markets who ignore Russia are missing a trick. Max King explains why.

Ditch Brazil, buy Russia

Christmas is the perfect time to review your portfolio. John Stepek looks at the best and worst-performing funds of 2016.

Go on an adventure in the New Year with this fund

David C Stevenson highlight a small UK-listed fund that acts as a constant source of ideas for bargain hunters.

Vibrant Asia will shrug off Trump threat

Emerging markets suffered a shock in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, says Sarah Moore. But expect Southeast Asia to bounce back.

The world’s greatest money-making machine

In the 1980s, Jim Simons left academia behind to concentrate on investing. The result was quite possibly the world’s greatest money maker.

A fund to help solve the housing crisis

A shortage of social housing has led to a shake-up in the sector, says David C Stevenson – and the emergence of this attractive fund.

Three promising sectors for 2017

Max King tips a host of funds in various sectors to do well in the forthcoming year.

I put an active fund manager on the spot yesterday

John Stepek talks to fund manager Charlie Morris about when you should use an active fund over a passive fund.

Put your trust in the insurers

Max King takes a look at the insurance sector, and tips some of the best funds to put your money in now.

Chart of the week: Fund managers grow fat on fees

Britain’s fund-management industry is massive. Yet the industry resembles a cosy oligopoly.

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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.