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.

Neil Woodford doesn’t deserve your sympathy – his troubles are all his own fault

Some people think Neil Woodford has been an unfortunate victim. But he’s no such thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb. He broke some of fund management’s most fundamental rules and his investors are paying the price.

How to avoid being hit by a falling star

Three ways to shield your portfolio from the fallout when a celebrity fund manager takes a tumble.

Fund managers: you get monkeys whatever fees you pay

When it comes to fund managers, the adage that “if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” is broken, says Matthew Lynn – you get monkeys whatever you pay.

Neil Woodford’s failure isn’t just about his incompetence – it’s about much more than that

Neil Woodford’s failure isn’t just a result of poor performance, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s down to a failure of governance and the very structure of the fund itself.

What happens to Neil Woodford’s share holdings now?

Neil Woodford needs to build up enough cash to meet redemptions from his fund. So he’s got to sell his holdings. So is this a buying opportunity, asks John Stepek, or should you wait?

Britain’s top trusts: the best sources of reliable income

Dividends are crucial to healthy long-term returns, so no portfolio should be without investment trusts offering dependable and consistent payouts. Sarah Moore explains how to find them.

What Neil Woodford’s crash landing means for your money

This week, former star fund manager Neil Woodford shocked markets by “gating” his flagship fund. John Stepek and Sarah Moore look at what went wrong, while Max King looks at how Woodford’s former colleagues are getting on now.

What Neil Woodford’s woes mean for your money

With the suspension of dealing in Neil Woodford’s Equity Income fund, John Stepek looks at where it all went wrong for the “star” fund manager, and what it means for you.

The seven best investment opportunities in India and Indonesia

Asia contains numerous interesting developments for adventurous investors to keep a close eye on. Here, David Stevenson looks at seven of the best
investment opportunities in India and Indonesia.

Woodford’s woes compound as Woodford Equity Income is suspended

Troubled fund manager Neil Woodford has suspended dealing in his Woodford Equity Income fund “with immediate effect” after a torrid few years.

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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.