When investing in funds, it’s worth choosing boutique firms whose managers invest along with the clients. And an investment trust is nothing but a mini boutique, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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.
Haranguing company managers is a lucrative business for those who like to get stuck in, says Max King.
Countries in eastern Europe are rarely thought of as free-market paragons. But Georgia is a surprisingly dynamic and liberal economy.
Fidelity has introduced two tracker funds with no fees at all. Other industries will adopt a similar model. But how can you make a profit when the price of your product has fallen to zero?
Professional investor Nick Greenwood of selects three investment trusts that are trading at a discount to buy now.
The asset manager has launched free tracker funds in a bid to beat its competitors, says Sarah Moore.
The idea that investing can be “active” or “passive” is wrong, says John Stepek. Every decision investors make is active. Better to think of it as a choice between “expensive” and “cheap”.
For private equity companies, raising the cash was the easy bit, says Max King – now what to invest it in?
These aircraft-leasing funds were hit by fears over their planes’ resale value. Now, they look cheap.
The broader equity market made little progress in the first half of 2018, but those who followed our investment trust recommendations have reason to be pleased, says Max King.
Investment platforms have opened up investing for many people. But their pricing structures are obscure and switching between them is expensive and slow.