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.

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.

An adventurous play on oil

David C Stevenson tips three of his favourite funds to profit from the rebound in the oil price.

How passive investors could solve the problem of executive pay

Excessive executive pay has been a problem for years, with big shareholders failing to control it. But the rise of passive investing is changing that. John Stepek explains why.

Five ways to invest in infrastructure

Mac King looks at some of the best ways to invest in infrastructure spending.

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.

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