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 new fund that breaks with the norm

Jon Rebak looks at a UK equity fund that offers investors something different.

It makes sense to buy duds

Abandoning a fund due to its past history can be a costly mistake. John Stepek explains.

Income ideas for a low-rate world

The past decade of record-low interest rates has had a huge effect on anybody wanting to earn a decent income from their capital. But it can still be done, if you’re willing to accept some risk.

Buy into this exceptional healthcare trust

Investors have an opportunity to buy into an exceptional trust in an undervalued growth sector. They should take it, says Max King.

Have we reached “peak” passive investing? Don’t bet on it

With interest rates rising and stocks no longer moving in sync, we’re told it’s the end for passive investing and the return of active fund managers. Nonsense, says John Stepek.

Ignore the prophets of doom

Pay no attention to investment lore, says Max King. Any market setback is likely to be fleeting.

Michael Lindsell: Why I snapped up Man U for my investment fund

Lindsell Train has notched up considerable success by focusing on a few core stocks. Merryn Somerset Webb talked to Michael Lindsell about his strategy.

India: the "almost-perfect" emerging-market investment story

India is almost the perfect emerging-market investment story. But don’t just pile blindly into Indian stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There are much better ways to invest.

A useful income from drugs

Royalty-based funds, opening up in the pharmaceutical sector, could be a great way for investors to earn income. David C Stevenson tips his favourite play.

Two funds to shake-up the fund management industry

Merryn Somerset Webb looks at two new funds which, while they are in no way perfect, aim to shake up the complacent fund management industry.

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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.