Funds

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.

Go on an adventure in the New Year with this fund

David C Stevenson highlight a small UK-listed fund that acts as a constant source of ideas for bargain hunters.

Vibrant Asia will shrug off Trump threat

Emerging markets suffered a shock in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, says Sarah Moore. But expect Southeast Asia to bounce back.

The world’s greatest money-making machine

In the 1980s, Jim Simons left academia behind to concentrate on investing. The result was quite possibly the world’s greatest money maker.

A fund to help solve the housing crisis

A shortage of social housing has led to a shake-up in the sector, says David C Stevenson – and the emergence of this attractive fund.

Three promising sectors for 2017

Max King tips a host of funds in various sectors to do well in the forthcoming year.

I put an active fund manager on the spot yesterday

John Stepek talks to fund manager Charlie Morris about when you should use an active fund over a passive fund.

Put your trust in the insurers

Max King takes a look at the insurance sector, and tips some of the best funds to put your money in now.

Chart of the week: Fund managers grow fat on fees

Britain’s fund-management industry is massive. Yet the industry resembles a cosy oligopoly.

Three questions to ask an active fund manager before you buy

For many investors, passive funds are a better option than active funds. But if you do want an active fund, how do you pick a good one? John Stepek explains.

Who will prosper under Trump?

Now that the markets have got over the shock of a Trump victory in the US presidential election, David C Stevenson looks at which funds to buy.

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