Different types of investment

Different types of investment

  • Learn about the investment options available 
  • Get to grips with the low cost ways to invest
  • Active or passive? We show the pro and cons of each approach

What's in this guide

Investing directly in stocks and shares

Learn about the different types of shares available to buy and what kind of returns you can expect from the stock market

A guide to unit trusts and OEICs

Discover how collective investment schemes work, where they can invest and what to look out for before you get involved

Active vs passive investment

Which? provides a no nonsense guide to investing with a fund manager or simply tracking an index

What are investment trusts?

The risks and benefits of investment trusts. Learn how they differ from Oeics, unit trusts and other open-ended funds

Investment trust performance

Explore how investment trusts aim to produce superior returns in comparison to OEICs and unit trusts

Are fund charges eating into your returns?

Fund fees have a dramatic impact on returns. Here we show you why - and how you can reduce them

Understanding tracker funds and ETFs

All you need to know about the passive ways to invest

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