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.

Absolute-return funds are absolutely useless

Most of the funds promising to protect investors from volatile stockmarkets have produced dismal returns, says Max King.

Two top themes for 2019

Bet on Japanese corporate-governance reform and healthy small US banks, says David Stevenson.

Superior returns from Capital Gearing Trust

Capital Gearing Trust has a stellar reputation for preserving capital, and shows no sign of letting up, says Max King.

Index funds: killing capitalism?

Even Jack Bogle was worried about the prospect of passive funds owning majority stakes in listed businesses.

Index investing is revealing the flaws in our model of shareholder capitalism

Index investing – buying tracker funds – has revolutionised equity investing. But it’s not without its problems. John Stepek looks at how “semi-detached” share ownership can distort capitalism – and how to fix it.

Ignore all the Brexit hysteria and buy UK stocks

Brexit is looking increasingly like an over-hyped non-event. Even a no-deal Brexit would be no big deal. But it has made UK stocks very cheap. Here’s what to buy now.

Logistics statistics are stacking up for investors

European e-commerce is set to follow the UK’s lead. Opportunities should follow for investors in logistics, says Sarah Moore.

British Empire Trust sticks to its guns

The British Empire Trust’s long-term outperformance looks set to continue, says Max King.

High investment fund fees can really cost you

The European fund management industry is still charging customers a fortune. Here’s how to avoid big fund fees.

How fund management fees gobble up a quarter of your returns

Fund management fees are still taking a huge bite out of investor returns. And while they may have fallen in recent years, they need to come down even further, 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.