When investing in funds, it’s worth choosing boutique firms whose managers invest along with the clients. And an investment trust is nothing but a mini boutique, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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David C Stevenson’s three-part series on how to set up a long-term regular savings plan using five simple investment trusts.
Having 40 years to invest can free you up to take risks in the big themes of the next few decades, says David C Stevenson. Here, he picks four of the best funds to buy for the long term.
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If enough investors were in passive funds, markets wouldn’t work properly. Is that where we are now?
In an IPO (initial public offering), the odds are stacked against you. The seller has more knowledge than you do. So why bother?
Matthew Partridge examines what investors can learn from Flashman, the first in a series of comic historical novels by George MacDonald Fraser.
Buying the market’s “Dogs” – top-ten high yielders – every year is a popular strategy, but does it make sense?
Blindly following tips can lead to disaster as William Shakespeare’s famous comedy shows, says Matthew Partridge.
Matthew Partridge looks at what Jonathan Swift’s classic Gulliver’s Travels can teach investors about not losing their heads.