Moneywise readers favour active funds over passive trackers

Monday, 06 March 2017 | News

The majority (35%) of users include a mixture of both passive and active funds as part of their investment strategy, our latest poll results reveal.

Scottish Mortgage to enter FTSE 100 and cut charges for shareholders

Friday, 03 March 2017 | News

The Scottish Mortgage investment trust will join the FTSE 100 index late in March. Demotions and promotions are based on market capitalisation, with a reshuffle taking place every quarter.

February's 10 most-bought funds: seven are from Moneywise First 50 Funds

Thursday, 02 March 2017 | News

Out of last month’s ten most-bought funds on our sister website Interactive Investor, seven of them are part of the Moneywise First 50 Funds list – and the top one, for the 11th consecutive month, is Fundsmith Equity.

First 50 Funds: Henderson Smaller Companies on big discount

Thursday, 02 March 2017 | News

Henderson Smaller Companies trust, a member of our First 50 Funds for beginners, is trading at a -14% discount, meaning it could be a bargain buy for a long-term investor.

What is the difference between an investment trust and an investment company?

Monday, 27 February 2017 | Article

There is little difference. Investment trusts and investment companies are all companies - investment trusts are essentially investment trust companies.

Warren Buffett reveals his investment hero is tracker fund pioneer Jack Bogle

Monday, 27 February 2017 | News

Warren Buffett, who many consider to be the world’s greatest investor (read more about him in our article Who is Warren Buffett?, has again commented on his love for passive funds over active.

Neil Woodford to launch new high income fund on 20 March: details revealed

Friday, 24 February 2017 | News

Star fund manager Neil Woodford has confirmed the details for his new CF Woodford Income Focus fund, which aims to deliver high income to investors.

Should you have gold in your investment portfolio?

Friday, 17 February 2017 | Article

We know that stock markets are vulnerable to market jitters, and it wouldn’t be out of order to say that a considerable portion of the economy runs on fear and short-termism.

Tracker funds underperform over ten years

Thursday, 16 February 2017 | News

Over the past decade, tracker funds have consistently produced below average performance, being ranked most often in the third quartile* of their Investment Association fund sectors for performance.

Investment doctor: where should I invest an extra £75 a month?

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 | Article

A 51-year-old reader already invests regularly, but would like to put in a little more each month. We look at the best way to do this.