Funds

Why it pays to go passive

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Index provider S&P releases an annual “scorecard” rating how active funds compare to passive funds, says John Stepek. This year was worse than usual.

Racing to victory

As May calls a snap general election, is it time to buy British stocks?

  • Should everybody get a handout from the state?

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.

Three undervalued investment trusts

Professional investor Nick Greenwood picks three unloved investment trusts that are trading on big discounts to their net asset values.

Give Alliance Trust another chance

David C Stevenson explains why it’s time to give Alliance Trust another look.

How to choose the best active funds for your Isa

Active funds are expensive and often perform poorly. But one type of active fund regularly beats the market and can be had for knock-down prices, says John Stepek: investment trusts.

Get a steady income from your GP

Max King tips the best funds to profit from the move towards purpose-built doctors’ surgeries.

Back the smart, nimble managers

Investors don’t need to worry about when to buy into US stocks, says Max King. They can leave that to the managers of these two funds.

The idea that there’s a bubble in passive investment is nonsense

There has been a lot of media coverage recently on how passive investment is in a bubble. Don’t believe a word of it, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

My top investment fund ideas for 2017

This week I’m keeping my investment thoughts short and sweet, listing my predictions and favourite funds for 2017, says David C Stevenson.

If you'd invested in: Baker Steel Resources and Candover Investments

Baker Steel Resources Trust invests in natural resource companies, while Candover investments invests in privately owned European businesses.

Three investment trusts to avoid

Max King reveals why he is sceptical of these three widely held investment trusts – and tips others to consider instead.

Private equity funds for the public

Listed private-equity funds can offer individual investors superior returns. But picking the best funds requires extensive analysis, says Frederic Guirinec.

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