Investment trusts

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.

Latest articles

I can’t see why you’d ever use an active fund to invest in big US stocks

Many investors believe active fund managers prove their worth when markets fall. But, as October’s mini-crash shows, that’s not true. Here’s what you should know before picking an active or a passive fund.

A premium infrastructure fund

It’s been a choppy year for infrastructure investors, but much of the worry is overdone, says Max King.

Why Japan is now even better value

We have considered Japan to be a bargain for some time. But having suffered some of the steepest declines of all major equity markets in the past few weeks, it is now even more appealing.

Modi’s magic will power India for years to come

India looks ready to fulfil its long-term potential, says Rupert Foster. And Cris Sholto Heaton examines short-term risks in the financial sector and highlights the best investment trusts.

A growth fund that aims to deliver

After a disappointing few years, the future looks bright for the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund.

What makes a successful fund manager?

When it comes to asset management, some traits and situations appear more closely linked to success than others. Marina Gerner explains what investors should look out for.

How to get in on healthcare’s technological revolution

Matthew Partridge talks to healthcare investment specialist Paul Major about how technology will transform healthcare – and how you can profit.

Forget the politics – buy cheap European stocks

The Henderson Euro Trust finds value in European stocks, says Max King.

A hard Brexit may already be in the price – here’s what to buy if it is

Far from plummeting post-Brexit, markets could bounce sharply if the PM produces a workable deal. Merryn Somerset Webb picks four investment trusts to exploit that.

Activist fund Pershing Square regains its balance

Pershing Square, US activist Bill Ackman’s fund, struggled when it floated in 2014. But it is now reviving and looks cheap.

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