Investment trusts

Racing to victory

As May calls a snap general election, is it time to buy British stocks?

  • Should everybody get a handout from the state?
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.

Why now’s a great time to buy British

Investors are glum about the prospects for the UK economy. Far too glum, says Max King. Buy in now and you’ll make a tidy return.

Back this exciting micro-cap investment trust

A boutique asset manager is raising up to £100m for an innovative investment trust that will buy into micro-cap companies.

How central banks created the bubble in passive investing

The rise of passive investing is a result of rock bottom interest rates. That’s good in the long term, but could cause pain in the short term, says John Stepek.

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

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