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.

An investment trust to help you ride Europe’s rebound

Fidelity European Values offers exceptional promise at a great price by investing in large-cap European companies.

Are your dividend payments at risk?

Vodafone cut its dividend payment by 40% earlier this month. How can you avoid similar disappointments?

Three investment funds that should prosper under a Corbyn government

A Corbyn government may not be welcomed by everyone, says David Stevenson, but it will bring investment opportunities. And these three funds should be able to take advantage.

Commercial property at a bargain price

Commercial property investment trust Hansteen should be high up on the buy list for disenchanted buy-to-let investors.

Russia’s recovery will boost eastern Europe

The Baring Emerging Europe trust opts for top-quality eastern European stocks, says Max King.

Buy in to Japan's new dawn

Overseas investors were net sellers of Japanese stocks last year. But Japan is entering a new era of “beautiful harmony”, and investors should get on board.

Investing into a more challenging environment

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There are risks for investors in the current geopolitical  environment, says Simon Gergel of the Merchants Trust. But these risks have also created investment opportunities.

Make a juicy income from commercial property

Regional Reit’s commercial property assets should provide investors with a sustainable yield, says David Stevenson.

Are bond fund managers smarter than equity fund managers?

Bond fund managers tend to beat their benchmarks more often than equity fund managers. But that doesn’t mean they’re all geniuses. John Stepek explains what’s behind the outperformance, and what it means for investors.

A cheap, one-stop shop for global equities

The UK is short of funds offering diversified but very active and intelligent exposure to the global equity market on the cheap. Thankfully, that’s just what Alliance Trust is turning into, 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.