Funds

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.

I can’t see why you’d ever use an active fund to invest in big US stocks

Many investors believe active fund managers prove their worth when markets fall. But, as October’s mini-crash shows, that’s not true. Here’s what you should know before picking an active or a passive fund.

A premium infrastructure fund

It’s been a choppy year for infrastructure investors, but much of the worry is overdone, says Max King.

Why Japan is now even better value

We have considered Japan to be a bargain for some time. But having suffered some of the steepest declines of all major equity markets in the past few weeks, it is now even more appealing.

Low volatility – or low rates?

Tracker funds investing in “boring” stocks have done well in the past 25 years – but is that set to change?

Modi’s magic will power India for years to come

India looks ready to fulfil its long-term potential, says Rupert Foster. And Cris Sholto Heaton examines short-term risks in the financial sector and highlights the best investment trusts.

A growth fund that aims to deliver

After a disappointing few years, the future looks bright for the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund.

Big fund launches from big names

After a quiet spell, several new investment trusts are coming to market, says David C Stevenson – but some look badly timed.

What makes a successful fund manager?

When it comes to asset management, some traits and situations appear more closely linked to success than others. Marina Gerner explains what investors should look out for.

Investing in healthcare innovation

The Worldwide Healthcare Trust provides investors with access to exciting opportunities, says Max King.

How to get in on healthcare’s technological revolution

Matthew Partridge talks to healthcare investment specialist Paul Major about how technology will transform healthcare – and how you can profit.

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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.