Three ways to diversify your portfolio

Professional investors Ian Barrass, James de Bunsen, and Peter Webster of the Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust pick three funds to help you diversify your portfolio.

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.

Don’t rush to invest in new trusts

A number of infrastructure and property funds released share offerings in the run-up to Christmas, says Max King. But don’t rush in quite yet.

Vietnam: a land of opportunity for investors

Vietnam is gradually shaking off the burdens of its troubled history. Invest in its bright capitalist future, says Max King.

ETF providers are missing a trick

The big names behind the ETF revolution are sometimes accused of jumping on any new trend. If only that were true, says David C Stevenson.

A silver lining for insurance companies

The hurricane season has proved to be especially destructive this year, says Max King. But there is hope for the insurance industry.

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 using even more exotic instruments to raise funding.

A surprise boost for start-ups

The government’s crackdown on low-risk assets vying for venture cash is good news for small business owners, says David Prosser.

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.

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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.