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.

Beware the lure of illiquid debt funds

Illiquid debt offers tempting returns, but the next downturn could still reveal unexpected risks.

Does position size matter?

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Jamie Ross, Fund Manager of Henderson EuroTrust, talks about the Trust’s shorter portfolio list and highlights the need for a genuinely active investment strategy.

The best way to play the biotech boom

Syncona is an unusual investment trust that invests in promising privately held biotech companies. It should be a core holding in any portfolio, says David Stevenson.

How to invest in Europe’s e-commerce boom

Online sales are growing fast. That means strong demand for warehouses and opportunity for investors.

Seven investment trusts to make your investments go global

The outlook for equities remains encouraging. An investment trust with an international remit will help you profit.

Why value stocks struggle during technological revolutions

History shows that value stocks always struggle during technological shifts. But when’s the turnaround?

Japan is overlooked and mispriced – here's how to buy in

A new investment trust, the AVI Japan Opportunity Trust, focuses on neglected bargains in Japan’s small-cap sector.

Buy into fund manager Baillie Gifford’s success

Shares in Baillie Gifford’s growth-focused Scottish Mortgage Trust are worth buying, says Max King.

Three ways to avoid your fund manager "doing a Woodford"

Worried that your manager might “do a Woodford”? Here’s what to look out for when investing in active funds.

Don’t expect the shift from active to passive fund management to ever reverse

Investors are shunning active funds in favour of passive funds that track an underlying market index. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change and asks if anything can save the active fund management industry.

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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.