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.

VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund: What’s driving Vietnam’s growth story?

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With strong GDP growth, a stable macro-economic environment, increasing exports and record levels of foreign direct investment, it is easy to see why Vietnam is considered among the world’s most exciting markets.

Take your chances in China with these two investment trusts

These two China-focused, London-listed investment trusts are excellent long-term bets, says Max King.

JPMorgan's tasty new infrastructure investment trust comes to market

JPMorgan’s new investment trust offers a play on real assets ranging from global infrastructure to Asian property.

Here’s why the idea of a bubble in passive investing is flawed

The idea of passive investing – buying a fund that simply tracks an index – has been growing rapidly in recent years.Some say it’s in a bubble. John Stepek disagrees.

Sticking to our guns on value

ADVERTORIAL CONTENT Laura Foll, Co-Fund Manager of Lowland Investment Company, highlights activity on the Trust’s portfolio over the last quarter and what investors can reasonably expect over the coming months.

How to learn from your fund mistakes

What can the latest series of high-profile fund flops teach managers and investors?

Strong equity markets and stable dividends

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Ben Lofthouse, fund manager for the Henderson International Income Trust, on portfolio changes, market performance and trust outlook.

Bag a Brexit bargain in commercial property

UK commercial property stocks look unreasonably cheap, says Max King.

Adventurous investors should head for the frontier in Georgia

Georgia Capital, a London-listed investment fund, is trading on a big discount and looks a good bet for the brave.

Increasing tailwinds behind renewables

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Wind and solar are now the cheapest ways to generate electricity in many countries. This should translate into even higher demand for renewables, says Mike Appleby of Liontrust.

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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.