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MoneyWeek's model portfolio is a simple, easy to manage portfolio of six of the best investment trusts selected by Merryn Somerset Webb, offering defensiveness, stability, exposure to growth, and some income.

Video: Why we like investment trusts

Investment trusts are a relatively cheap and simple way of investing in the stockmarket. Ed Bowsher explains why at MoneyWeek, we much prefer them to other funds.

Four top emerging-market investment trusts

Emerging-market indices skew towards Asia, and especially China, Korea and Taiwan. So forget passive index hugging, says Max King, try these four broad-based EM funds instead.

Six income ideas for your portfolio

Government bonds look increasingly poor value, but you can still earn a good income from more specialist investment opportunities, says Jon Rebak.

Three undervalued investment trusts

Professional investor Nick Greenwood picks three unloved investment trusts that are trading on big discounts to their net asset values.

How to choose the best active funds for your Isa

Active funds are expensive and often perform poorly. But one type of active fund regularly beats the market and can be had for knock-down prices, says John Stepek: investment trusts.

If you'd invested in: Baker Steel Resources and Candover Investments

Baker Steel Resources Trust invests in natural resource companies, while Candover investments invests in privately owned European businesses.

Three investment trusts to avoid

Max King reveals why he is sceptical of these three widely held investment trusts – and tips others to consider instead.

Nine investment trusts the professionals are backing

Undervalued investment trusts are a popular choice for many funds that specialise in investing in other funds. Here, three managers pick three of their favourite trusts for the coming year

Alasdair McKinnon: feather your nest with ugly ducklings

Alasdair McKinnon has turned around the Scottish Investment trust by buying up unfashionable stocks, he tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

How to buy investment trusts

Ruth Jackson explains how best to buy investment trusts for your portfolio.

Russian stocks will get the best of the Trump bump

Russian stocks could prove to be more effective than US stocks as a way to bet on Trump.

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