Funds

Back in the black

Jonathan Compton says it's time to buy cheap banks

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.

Buy into this fast-growing Reit

Max King picks a real estate investment rust that aims to tap in to the growth of online retail and warehousing.

This gem of a fund is a well-kept secret

Buy this value fund and you’ll get an experienced stockpicker with real expertise, skin in the game, a great track record, and low charges.

Forestry: where money grows on trees

Forestry has performed well in recent years, enjoying annual returns of 18% over the past decade. But is it a sound investment? Sarah Moore reports.

Switch out of buy-to-let

Buy-to-let has lost its appeal due to tax changes. Max King looks at the best real-estate investment trusts (Reits) to buy instead.

What’s in your ETF?

There are some things to be aware of when buying ETFs, says John Stepek, as problems with one popular fund earlier this month revealed.

Why it pays to go passive

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.

Why now’s a great time to buy British

Investors are glum about the prospects for the UK economy. Far too glum, says Max King. Buy in now and you’ll make a tidy return.

Back this exciting micro-cap investment trust

A boutique asset manager is raising up to £100m for an innovative investment trust that will buy into micro-cap companies.

How to choose a tracker fund

The decision to buy a tracker fund is anything but passive, says John Stepek. Here are the key questions to ask before investing.

How central banks created the bubble in passive investing

The rise of passive investing is a result of rock bottom interest rates. That’s good in the long term, but could cause pain in the short term, says John Stepek.

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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.