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.

Invest in Vietnam – Asia’s other communist dynamo

Vietnam has reinvented itself. And now, this overlooked market is ripe for investment. Alex Rankine picks the best way to buy in.

Custodian: this Reit will look after your cash

Custodian Reit has been grappling with retail turmoil, but that is only a small part of the picture.

Give these 19 investment trusts a chance

Investors should spare a thought for these 19 out-of-favour investment trusts, says David Stevenson.

Investors should head east for income growth

Dividend payouts are also on the up in Asia. Income investor should look to these two investment trusts to get a slice.

Woodford's fund stays shut – but it is time to buy Patient Capital?

John Stepek examines Neil Woodford’s progress in fixing his Equity Income Fund, and asks if it’s worth buying the Patient Capital Trust instead – while running his eye over an alternative trust for your portfolio.

Avoiding a run on your fund

Another fund manager had trouble with illiquid portfolio holdings this week. It’s starting to become a habit.

Neil Woodford, fund managers, and the systemic risk to the financial system

The consequences from the Neil Woodford debacle aren’t limited to his fund’s investors. He and his ilk could pose a systemic risk to the financial system, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What Neil Woodford’s debacle can teach us about liquidity

Star fund manager Neil Woodford got into trouble with small, illiquid assets. Scott Longley explains what investors should look out for when sizing up smaller companies.

Don’t buy the hedge-fund hype

Hedge funds have a habit of turning clients’ money into their own money, says Max King. Steer clear.

First Woodford, now H2O – how worried should you be about liquidity?

In the wake of Neil Woodford’s woes, fund manager H2O Asset Management has now been hit by concerns over illiquid assets in its portfolio. So how big a deal is this? And what can investors do about it? John Stepek explains.

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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.