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.

Low volatility – or low rates?

Tracker funds investing in “boring” stocks have done well in the past 25 years – but is that set to change?

Modi’s magic will power India for years to come

India looks ready to fulfil its long-term potential, says Rupert Foster. And Cris Sholto Heaton examines short-term risks in the financial sector and highlights the best investment trusts.

A growth fund that aims to deliver

After a disappointing few years, the future looks bright for the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund.

Big fund launches from big names

After a quiet spell, several new investment trusts are coming to market, says David C Stevenson – but some look badly timed.

What makes a successful fund manager?

When it comes to asset management, some traits and situations appear more closely linked to success than others. Marina Gerner explains what investors should look out for.

Investing in healthcare innovation

The Worldwide Healthcare Trust provides investors with access to exciting opportunities, says Max King.

How to get in on healthcare’s technological revolution

Matthew Partridge talks to healthcare investment specialist Paul Major about how technology will transform healthcare – and how you can profit.

Two funds to profit from Asia's love for smartphones

HanETF’s exchange-traded fund allows you to buy into a “mega trend” – the surging demand for smartphones in Asia.

Ethical investing is an increasingly meaningless phrase

The financial services industry needs to come up with some proper definitions of phrases such as ethical or socially responsible investing, which it increasingly bandies about.

Passive funds beat active funds yet again

Investors are racing to ditch active funds for passive funds. When you compare performance, it’s clear why.

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