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.

Pershing Square's Bill Ackman has seen the light

Bill Ackman, the notorious activist investor, could turn his Pershing Square hedge fund into the next Berkshire Hathaway.

The most important number to look at before you buy any fund

Many investors get distracted by past performance when they buy a fund. But there’s something else to consider that will have a much bigger influence on your returns.

Foreign & Colonial investment trust: must do better

Venerable investment trust Foreign & Colonial has a proud history, but its share price is in danger.

Six investment trusts for your Isa

Looking for ideas on what to put in your Isa this year? MoneyWeek’s model investment trust portfolio might be a good place to start – and for those who are already invested, now might be a good time to rebalance

What is Neil Woodford doing?

The much-celebrated fund manager is testing the patience of his investors, says Sarah Moore.

What’s in your tracker funds?

A striking gap in the returns on Chinese index funds shows why you must be sure to know what you own. John Stepek explains.

You can always find value somewhere in the markets

Lots of people will tell you now isn’t a good time to invest. But that’s not true, says Merryn Somerset Webb, there is always value somewhere. Here’s where to find it now.

Expect China's economy to keep on growing

China’s main stockmarket index, the CSI 300, has had a roaring year so far, gaining 25% and outstripping its major rivals. And last week there was more good news for the bulls.

Investors should hunt for bargains in European markets

Despite all the gloom, European markets are in better shape than they’ve been for ages, and the stockmarkets look appealing.

Emerging-market pioneer Mobius comes out of retirement

Mark Mobius, the pioneer of emerging-market investing has returned with a new fund.

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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.