Time to get out?

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.

What May’s car-crash election means for us all

In this topsy-turvy post-election world, all political assumptions made before 8 June have been consigned to the dustbin of history. It’s time for a rethink, writes John Stepek.

Where to invest for a solid income

Max King picks two funds for investors who prefer to keep income and capital separate.

Why the sun hasn’t shone for SQN

Jon Rebak takes another look at SQN Asset Finance Income Fund to see how the fund has got on.

The only way for active investors to survive the passive onslaught

Passive investing is taking business from expensive, actively managed funds. There is still a place for active investors, says John Stepek, but they will need imagination, flexibility, and humility.

Cap fund fees to pay for social care

If the government is intent on market intervention, it might care to look at fund management fees, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A great way to filter out the rubbish stocks

When it comes to investing in equities, the fund manager’s style matters, says David C Stevenson.

This could be the best news for investors so far this year

Passive investing giant Vanguard has launched its UK investment platform – you can now buy their funds direct. John Stepek explains how that affects you – and the asset management industry.

What the Church of England can teach us about investing

The Church of England made an impressive return on its investments last year. What’s interesting is its aversion to passive funds. John Stepek looks at what that can teach us.

Steer clear of this untested Reit

Some entrepreneurs see the imbalance of supply and demand in housing as an opportunity. But investors should be cautious, says Max King.

How engagement can boost returns

Many fund managers don’t believe in meeting the management of the firms they invest in, says Sarah Moore. Others, however, take the opposite approach.

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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.