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.

A low-cost way to buy global property

Sarah Moore looks at a cost-effective way of buying property abroad.

Buy into this trust – then forget about it

Max King tips one fund with a proven record to hold for the long term.

A fund that pays a tempting 7% yield

This week, I’m going to begin building the two income portfolios I outlined last month with a fund that will be included in both portfolios.

Don’t ignore this veteran fund

New funds may be grabbing all the attention, says David C Stevenson. But investors shouldn’t avoid these veterans.

How to invest in the next Google while it’s still small

Picking the start-up stars of the future can be a potential minefield, but listed incubators and accelerators offer some great buying opportunities, says Frédéric Guirinec.

This precious metal is rapidly losing status – which is a good time to buy

Upheaval in the car industry could affect demand for one precious metal commonly found in cars today. John Stepek explains why, and how to play it.

Why the People’s Trust failed to get off the ground

Daniel Godfrey’s attempt to transform fund management with his “People’s Trust” failed. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.

When dull is good in income investing

Max King picks two investment trusts that should produce a decent income from “illiquid assets”.

Could ETFs crash the market? Maybe – but that’s not what you should worry about

Investors in index-tracking ETFs could see heavy losses if markets fall. But the “smart-beta” funds that try and solve this problem bring risks of their own, says John Stepek.

The thing that just might save the active fund management industry

High fees have long been an issue in the active fund management industry. But things may be about to change, 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.