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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.

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.

Venture into startups with these three VCTs

VCTs invest in small, growing businesses and offer very generous tax breaks for private investors. Professional invesor Ben Yearsley picks three to buy now.

Don’t write off small companies

Most professional fund managers would happily avoid smaller companies. Max King explains why that’s a mistake.

Follow the maverick active fund managers

Investors are increasingly keen on passive investing, but it would be a mistake to give up on active fund managers completely, says Matthew Partridge.

Where to find value

Anyone who tells you there is nothing cheap to buy out there is clearly just looking in the wrong place, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

This is the year that top executives will start to feel the squeeze

While most people agree executive pay is too high, Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion to cap salaries is not the answer, says John Stepek. But there is a powerful force working in the background that will do the job anyway.

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