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.
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.
VCTs invest in small, growing businesses and offer very generous tax breaks for private investors. Professional invesor Ben Yearsley picks three to buy now.
Most professional fund managers would happily avoid smaller companies. Max King explains why that’s a mistake.
Investors are increasingly keen on passive investing, but it would be a mistake to give up on active fund managers completely, says Matthew Partridge.
Anyone who tells you there is nothing cheap to buy out there is clearly just looking in the wrong place, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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.
David C Stevenson tips three of his favourite funds to profit from the rebound in the oil price.
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.
Mac King looks at some of the best ways to invest in infrastructure spending.
Investors in emerging markets who ignore Russia are missing a trick. Max King explains why.
Christmas is the perfect time to review your portfolio. John Stepek looks at the best and worst-performing funds of 2016.