Funds

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Phil Oakley on how to spot toxic stocks before it's too late

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.

Be wary of social housing stocks

Housing associations wishing to expand have resorted to debt finance, hence the rise of these two funds, says Max King.

Don't wait for the regulator – here's how to avoid being ripped off on fund fees

The financial regulator is to act against rip-off fund fees. But don’t wait for the FCA to do something, says John Stepek. Take matters into your own hands now.

Three attractive funds to buy now

Professional investor John Goodall picks three funds that should appeal to investors looking for capital preservation, growth and income.

Chart of the week: MSCI takes baby steps into China

After several years of deliberation, index provider MSCI has considering added domestic Chinese A-shares to one of its major benchmarks, the Emerging Markets index.

Chinese A-shares, emerging markets, and the myth of passive investing

MSCI’s decision to include Chinese “A-shares” in its emerging market index shines a fascinating light on the passive vs active investing debate, days Merryn Somerset Webb.

Don’t get ripped off by high fund fees

David Prosser looks at a new, low-cost investment platform through which to hold funds.

Buy into this top private-equity group

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Earn a steady income from public services

Investing in infrastructure can produce attractive returns for those looking beyond equities and bonds. It’s not too late to follow the crowd, says Max King.

Three attractive trusts for the brave

David C Stevenson tips three great investment trusts to tuck away in your portfolio.

Investing in funds: is the manager on board?

Research has found that if a fund manager has a lot of their own money at stake, then they will focus on beating the market, rather than attracting new cash.

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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.