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.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust: why sell out of a winning proposition?

James Anderson of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust takes Merryn Somerset Webb to task for advising MoneyWeek readers to sell some shares in his fund.

Simple portfolios for lazy investors

Cheap passive funds are a great way for busy people to invest, says David C Stevenson. And they’re only going to get more popular.

Three ways to diversify your portfolio

Professional investors Ian Barrass, James de Bunsen, and Peter Webster of the Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust pick three funds to help you diversify your portfolio.

Two adventurous income plays

David C Stevenson adds two London-listed specialist funds to his income portfolios.

Don’t rush to invest in new trusts

A number of infrastructure and property funds released share offerings in the run-up to Christmas, says Max King. But don’t rush in quite yet.

Vietnam: a land of opportunity for investors

Vietnam is gradually shaking off the burdens of its troubled history. Invest in its bright capitalist future, says Max King.

ETF providers are missing a trick

The big names behind the ETF revolution are sometimes accused of jumping on any new trend. If only that were true, says David C Stevenson.

A silver lining for insurance companies

The hurricane season has proved to be especially destructive this year, says Max King. But there is hope for the insurance industry.

Small fry with big potential

Barely a week goes by without news of an investment trust arranging a new loan or debenture at incredibly low rates, says David C Stevenson. But some fund managers are using even more exotic instruments to raise funding.

Time to review our investment-trust portfolio

Our panel of experts analyses MoneyWeek’s investment trust portfolio and debates future opportunities for investors, as Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

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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.