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Max King explains how to build a well diversified portfolio using one of our favourite tools – investment trusts.
25 Feb 2020
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A return to form at Temple Bar Investment Trust

Temple Bar Investment Trust had an excellent 2019 and will profit from the revival of value investing, says Max King.
24 Feb 2020
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Continental blend: the case for European companies

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Four Asia-focused investment trusts to keep an eye on

Funds that specialise in Asian companies have yet to price in the full short-term effects of the coronavirus
18 Feb 2020
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Why investment trusts are the best vehicle for your money

Max King explains the advantages of investment trusts – sometimes called closed-ended funds – over their open-ended counterparts (or Oeics).
11 Feb 2020
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The return of split-capital investment trusts – and two to buy now

Split-capital investment trusts fell out of favour after a scandal in the early 2000s. But now they're back. Here are two worth a look.
11 Feb 2020
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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines

International dividends shouldn’t only mean companies in the US or Europe – the Far East has plenty of big payouts to offer. Cris Sholto Heaton looks …
6 Feb 2020
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Turbulence hits the aircraft leasing sector

It's been a tough year, but the outlook for aircraft-leasing funds is improving. David Stevenson explains which ones could be worth a look
3 Feb 2020

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SPONSORED CONTENT – Henderson Smaller Companies Trust's fund manager looks back at 2019 and how smaller UK companies will fare in 2020
3 Feb 2020
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Woodford investor? Your first payment is coming soon

Private investors left stranded by the collapse of the Woodford Equity Income fund will soon be getting at least some of their money back. But they wi…
28 Jan 2020
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Why investors should stick with the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

The technology-focused fund should continue to benefit from long-term trends in the sector
28 Jan 2020
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Why it can pay to invest in funds

Many newcomers to equity investment are nervous about investing in individual firms – and that's where funds can help by spreading your risk. But how …
26 Jan 2020
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How the boom in passive investing could create better-run companies

ESG investing, or "ethical investing" as it used to be called, is mostly about the marketing, says John Stepek. But it's not all bad.
24 Jan 2020
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Investment trusts: the Cinderella of investment arrives at the ball

Investors should look beyond the market noise of a single year and examine the bigger picture. Max King explains what we can learn from 25 years of in…
8 Jan 2020
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The boom in passive investing won’t cause the next crash

Passive investment funds such as ETFs are now such a fundamental part of financial markets that some people worry that they will spark the next crash.…
7 Jan 2020
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The commercial property funds to research now

There are still opportunities in commercial property, but choose your subsector carefully, says David Stevenson.
4 Jan 2020
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There is still plenty of potential for investors in cannabis

The cannabis sector is out of favour, but a new ETF is an appealing recovery play
2 Jan 2020
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Neil Woodford rides again

Neil Woodford’s speedy descent made Icarus look like a slouch. Many thought he would now be spending more time with his horses. He’s actually plotting…
1 Jan 2020
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Six investment trusts for long-term investors

It’s no change once again as Merryn Somerset Webb delivers the latest update on our investment trust portfolio.
30 Dec 2019
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How to find a contrarian fund manager

Contrarian investing – profiting from out-of-favour assets – isn’t easy. In an extract from his book, The Sceptical Investor, John Stepek looks at how…
27 Dec 2019
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Music royalties fund Hipgnosis strikes a discordant note

Hipgnosis, a fund hoping to profit from song royalties, sounds beguiling. But is best avoided for now, says Max King.
21 Dec 2019
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The 11 best investment ideas for 2020

MoneyWeek's contributors share their favourite investment ideas for 2020, ranging from Singaporean property to global equities.
19 Dec 2019
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Oakley Capital: a tasty private equity fund at a bargain price

Oakley Capital, the private-equity fund, is cheap, yet its investments are flourishing, says Max King.
19 Dec 2019
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Another nasty shock for investors in property funds

In 2016, open-ended commercial property funds shut their doors amid panic over Brexit. Last week, it happened again. It’s as if these funds aren’t up …
12 Dec 2019
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Neil Woodford continues to cast a shadow over his successor at Invesco

Mark Barnett, former star manager Neil Woodford’s successor at Invesco, has applied the same formula, and is struggling.
10 Dec 2019
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Why on earth does anyone own open-ended property funds?

Many things in finance are complicated, says John Stepek. But whether or not to put your money in an open-ended property fund is not one of them.
5 Dec 2019
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Make sure your fund manager has their money where their mouth is

Are the interests of the finance professionals managing your money properly aligned with your interests? There's a relatively simple way to check.
3 Dec 2019
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Finding hidden treasure: value investing is back in fashion

Focusing on cheap stocks, historically a highly successful investment strategy, has been a disappointment over the past ten years. But the tide is sta…
28 Nov 2019
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Five funds to buy into biotech's healthy future

The biotech sector has struggled over the past year, but it remains a solid long-term investment. Here are five good ways to buy in.
26 Nov 2019
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What to look for in a good active fund manager

Big is not beautiful when it comes to investing in funds. Indeed, most big fund managers are constrained on multiple fronts. Here, Tim Price explains …
22 Nov 2019
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Buy these two funds to profit from private companies

Don’t be put off by Neil Woodford’s disaster. These two funds have done well with unlisted firms.
19 Nov 2019
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Don't overpay when investing in ethical funds

Does sustainable or ethical investing pay? The evidence is mixed. But one thing matters more than anything else, says Robin Powell.
18 Nov 2019
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Investment trusts – the perfect product for a reliable retirement income

If you want a very long-term investment that produces an income into your retirement while preserving your capital, buy an investment trust, says Merr…
18 Nov 2019
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Japan has seen plenty of false dawns – but this time it’s for real

Japan suffered one of the most spectacular bubbles in financial history. But today, the market is so cheap that it’s practically the opposite of where…
14 Nov 2019
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Go global with the Genesis Emerging Markets Trust

The Genesis Emerging Markets Trust believes in thorough fieldwork when seeking out promising investments.
12 Nov 2019
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Why investors shouldn’t overlook Europe

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6 Nov 2019
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Top ten funds to profit from a Boris Brexit bounce

City analysts are pondering a once-unthinkable scenario: what if it all goes right for Boris Johnson? David Stevenson picks the funds he thinks will p…
5 Nov 2019
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If you don’t know what’s in your ethical fund, are you really an ethical investor?

With no universal definition of what counts as “ethical”, so-called ESG funds can cover a wide range of sins, from tobacco stocks to arms-makers. If y…
5 Nov 2019
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How reliable is your income from dividend payouts?

Many blue-chip stocks are stretching their dividend payouts to the limit. Make sure you don’t pay the price.
4 Nov 2019
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Retail property stocks are in the bargain bin

The savage bear market in the retail property sector may be over, but investors must tread carefully.
30 Oct 2019
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Woodford, WeWork and the perfectly legal but morally outrageous “bezzle”

Neil Woodford and Adam Neumann have pulled off spectacular examples of the “bezzle”, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Hoodwinking investors and walking off …
28 Oct 2019
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Henderson Far East Income: healthy returns amid Hong Kong concern

SPONSORED CONTENT - Mike Kerley, manager of Henderson Far East Income Ltd, gives an update on the company's performance this year, and explains how As…
25 Oct 2019
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The imperatives of growth investing

SPONSORED CONTENT - James Anderson, joint manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, talks about why we need to embrace risk and volatility to ach…
25 Oct 2019
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Is it time to buy Patient Capital Trust?

Neil Woodford’s Patient Capital Trust has been taken over by asset manager Schroders. The share price has surged - but should you buy in? John Stepek …
25 Oct 2019
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Neil Woodford: no silver lining for his investors

Neil Woodford made every mistake it is possible to make as a money manager. And his investors have been stiffed. But however wrong it all went, Woodfo…
24 Oct 2019
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Will solar energy investment funds keep shining?

Investment funds designed to profit from the solar energy have done well, but now look expensive, says Max King.
22 Oct 2019
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Eastern European stocks are a bargain

The small size of the region’s markets means that Eastern European stocks are often overlooked in favour of bigger Asian growth stories. Yet there is …
18 Oct 2019
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Woodford believed his own hype – now his investors are paying the price

Neil Woodford was once one of the brightest stars in Britain’s investment firmament. Then he came crashing down to earth. John Stepek explains what we…
17 Oct 2019