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Finding the next Facebook

Professional investor Ruth Richards tips three venture capital trusts to buy. Not only are they tax efficient, you might just land the next tech giant.

Aim makes its mark at last

London’s Alternative Market performed poorly during its first 20 years – but investors can no longer afford to ignore its 1,254 companies, says Max King.

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.

How volatile is your ETF?

Recent turbulence in ETFs tracking “low volatility” highlights just how important it is to keep an eye on what’s actually going in your funds. john Stepek explains how to make sure you know what’s in yours.

Tech stocks still have room to grow

Many people are worried technology companies are overpriced. But not Max King. Here, he picks two mainstream tech stock investment trusts to buy now.

Worried you might own a closet tracker fund? Time to get to know your portfolio better

Many investors are being ripped off by expensive closet tracker funds. You could be one of them. John Stepek explains how to check, and what to do if you are.

The FCA should get tough on the fund management industry

The financial regulator has taken a swipe at high fund management fees. The industry will resist change, but the FCA needs to act quickly and decisively, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Five high-quality EM funds

Emerging markets offer plenty of potential, but the standard of listed companies is often poor. Cris Sholto Heaton picks five funds that focus on better-quality businesses.

Be wary of social housing stocks

Housing associations wishing to expand have resorted to debt finance, hence the rise of these two funds, says Max King.

Don't wait for the regulator – here's how to avoid being ripped off on fund fees

The financial regulator is to act against rip-off fund fees. But don’t wait for the FCA to do something, says John Stepek. Take matters into your own hands now.

Three attractive funds to buy now

Professional investor John Goodall picks three funds that should appeal to investors looking for capital preservation, growth and income.

Chart of the week: MSCI takes baby steps into China

After several years of deliberation, index provider MSCI has considering added domestic Chinese A-shares to one of its major benchmarks, the Emerging Markets index.

Chinese A-shares, emerging markets, and the myth of passive investing

MSCI’s decision to include Chinese “A-shares” in its emerging market index shines a fascinating light on the passive vs active investing debate, days 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.