Investing in Funds

The world of investment funds explained – without the jargon

Unit trusts and OEICs

How to pick the best open-ended funds (what are open-ended funds?)

The real Neil Woodford

Magazine | 26 Jun 2014

What Investment meets the man behind the numbers.


What Investment Unit Trust Awards 2014: meet the winners

Magazine | 26 Jun 2014

The winners of the What Investment Unit Trust Awards have displayed a real talent for growing investors’ money.


Star fund managers: do they really outperform the crowd?

Magazine | 31 Mar 2014

We find out whether the most talked-about fund managers, such as Neil Woodford and Mark Mobius, live up to their reputation.


Making the cut: the most consistent open-ended funds

Magazine | 3 Feb 2014

Exclusive research from What Investment reveals the open-ended funds that have beaten their peers time after time.

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Investment Trusts

Find out how closed-ended funds can make you money (what are investment trusts?)

20 top investment trusts for income

Magazine | 24 Nov 2014

Nick Britton unveils an eclectic list of closed-ended funds for an income investor's portfolio. Investment trusts are perfect for the income investor.


Top investment trusts trading at deep discounts

Magazine | 28 Jul 2014

Finding an investment trust trading at a hefty discount to its net assets can be like spotting a shilling in a swamp.

The What Investment guide to building a global portfolio

Guides | 2 Jun 2014

Whether you’re an income investor or interested in long-term growth, balancing different regional stock markets in your portfolio will make all the difference to your returns.


What Investment Trust Awards 2014: full coverage

Magazine | 28 May 2014

Meet the winners of the 2014 What Investment Trust Awards, all of which have delivered outstanding performance in their respective sectors.

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Match the market's returns with exchange-traded funds (what are ETFs?)

Complete guide to passive investing through funds and ETFs

Magazine | ETFs | 27 Aug 2013

Explaining the logic behind passive investing, the important differences between tracker funds and ETFs, and the best-buy passive vehicles to follow markets from the FTSE 100 to the MSCI Emerging Markets index.

Passive and active funds compared

Magazine | 1 Apr 2012

With sales of cheap passive funds and ETFs on the increase, we look at whether active funds can justify their existence.

Where next for gold?

Magazine | 1 Jun 2012

Angelos Damaskos, who has run the Junior Gold Fund since launch in 2009, and Stuart Alexander, managing director of Gemini Investment Management, debate the outlook for gold.

ETFs: an investment guide

Guides | 24 Jul 2012

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) allow you to track the performance of a whole market – anything from the FTSE 100 to precious metals. Read on for What Investment’s starter guide.

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Seven ways to help you qualify for a mortgage

Guides | Banking & savings | 16 Jan 2013

So you’ve been looking up mortgages online, furiously checking current mortgage rates and then calculating your mortgage payments to make sure you can actually afford them without having to appear on Deal or No Deal.

London’s stock market

Guides | Equities | 30 Aug 2012

Although we talk about the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as a single stock market, it’s actually split into various different components, from the FTSE 100 to AIM. This guide explains what it all means.

Ethical funds: an investors guide

Guides | Unit trusts and OEICs | 6 Sep 2012

There are presently more than 60 ethical funds available to UK investors. What Investment looks at what’s on offer.

Choosing an open-ended fund

Guides | Unit trusts and OEICs | 23 Aug 2012

With a bewildering array of 2,850 open-ended funds available to a private investor, choosing between them can seem quite spectacularly daunting. What Investment explains how to narrow it down.

Investing in frontier markets

Guides | Equities | 24 Aug 2012

Investing in emerging markets such as China and Brazil has now entered the mainstream. So should thrill-seeking investors now favour frontier markets, such as Nigeria and Kazakhstan? What Investment looks at the facts.

How to invest in emerging markets

Guides | Equities | 23 Jul 2012

It's probably the most-hyped investment term of the past decade, but what exactly are emerging markets and can they make you money? What Investment answers the questions you may have been afraid to ask.

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