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.

Nine investment trusts the professionals are backing

Undervalued investment trusts are a popular choice for many funds that specialise in investing in other funds. Here, three managers pick three of their favourite trusts for the coming year

Alasdair McKinnon: feather your nest with ugly ducklings

Alasdair McKinnon has turned around the Scottish Investment trust by buying up unfashionable stocks, he tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

How P2P funds fell from favour

Peer-to-peer lending funds are out of favour, says David C Stevenson. That spells opportunity for contrarian investors.

How to buy investment trusts

Ruth Jackson explains how best to buy investment trusts for your portfolio.

Russian stocks will get the best of the Trump bump

Russian stocks could prove to be more effective than US stocks as a way to bet on Trump.

Investment trusts: the perfect vehicle for contrarians

If you were to design the perfect vehicle for a contrarian investor to use, it would look a lot like an investment trust, says John Stepek.

Investment trusts - the best home for your nest egg

Funds are a popular choice for investors looking to build their fortunes, but they come in two main varieties. Investment trusts are by far the better bet, says John Stepek.

MoneyWeek’s model investment trust portfolio – update February 2017

Merryn Somerset Webb gives an update on the progress of the MoneyWeek portfolio of investment trusts, and makes one change.

Investment trusts and the “Brexit dividend”

While much of the financial sector is worried about the effect of Brexit, leaving the EU could prove very beneficial for investment trusts, says Matthew Partridge.

Yet another reason to like investment trusts – transparency

Looking to invest with an active fund manager? Here’s yet another reason to look at investment trusts before you do anything else. John Stepek reports.

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