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.

What makes a good active fund and where you can find them

Closet tracker funds are dying as investors plump for passive funds or well-managed active funds. Here, we pick some of the best active funds to buy for today’s markets.

An easy way on to three bandwagons

Thematic funds are the hot new thing in the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). David Stevenson tips three to snap up now.

Fit for the future: how ethical investing went mainstream

Ethical and sustainable investing is no longer simply about ditching cigarettes or saving trees. Investors are increasingly concerned about better returns and lower risks, says Sarah Moore.

Infrastructure: a reassuringly boring source of income

Income investors have poured money into infrastructure funds in the last few years, lured by yields of 4%-7% backed by government spending. David Stevenson picks a high-quality example for his income portfolio.

A defensive contrarian investment trust to add to your watch list

John Stepek picks a defensive, well-diversified investment trust that should be able to ride out a market storm better than most.

Get cheap, reliable growth from smaller companies

One of the most reliable long-term investment trends is the long-term outperformance of smaller companies over blue chips. Max King picks some of the best ways to buy into this growth.

Back Europe with these small-cap trusts

European companies had a great year in 2017, and there’s more to come. Max King tips two small-cap trusts to profit.

Earn a steady income from ships

Investors can now earn an income from renting out ships thanks to a new fund. Should you take advantage? David C Stevenson investigates.

How passive funds could save shareholder capitalism

There’s an increasing appetite among investors for more effective corporate governance. And passive funds are leading the way. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

Mifid II: how the new EU rules will affect you

With Mifid II, regulators are finally forcing the financial industry to be more transparent about costs. But it’s not all good news, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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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.