Funds

Small fry with big potential

Barely a week goes by without news of an investment trust arranging a new loan or debenture at incredibly low rates, says David C Stevenson. But some fund managers are [...]

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.

Private equity on the cheap

The private-equity sector has enjoyed mixed fortunes since the financial crisis, says Max King. Nevertheless, these two funds are too cheap to ignore.

A new, green fund for our portfolio

This week, David C Stevenson introduces a new addition for the income portfolios – one for the conscientious investor.

Put your faith in the Monks Trust

Monks Trust is making some investors feel queasy. But Max King explains why it’s worth sticking with it.

Finding the next Facebook

Professional investor Ruth Richards tips three venture capital trusts to buy. Not only are they tax efficient, you might just land the next tech giant.

Aim makes its mark at last

London’s Alternative Market performed poorly during its first 20 years – but investors can no longer afford to ignore its 1,254 companies, says Max King.

The best funds to bet against the human

Robotics has already attracted plenty of investors’ cash, says David C Stevenson. But it’s not too late to join the party.

A one-stop shop for global small caps

Setting up global smaller-companies funds is a tall order. Max King tips two that have managed to pull it off.

It’s not too late to back the British Empire

British Empire Trust has an eclectic portfolio of assets, but its focus on value looks attractive, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The cost of confidence in investments

We often talk about the importance of a fund manager having high conviction in their investments, says Cris Sholto Heaton. But sometimes too much conviction can go badly wrong.

Be brave and venture into emerging Europe

Parts of Eastern Europe may be cheap for a reason, says David C Stevenson. But that doesn’t necessarily make them bad investments.

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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.