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.

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What’s so special about investment trusts – and some of their dangers

Closed-ended funds such as Investment trusts consistently outperform their open-ended counterparts. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why, and asks if they can continue doing it in the future.

Investment trusts: the Saints go marching on

Baillie Gifford’s Scottish American Investment Trust prides itself on buying companies that target both income and growth.

Investment trusts and the directors that should be fighting your corner

You should be able to count on the board of an investment trust to look after your interests, says David Stevenson. Two recent cases show just how important an effective board is.

Forget the gimmicks – it's trust we need

Trust in the financial services sector is already low, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Let’s not make it worse with bells and whistles.

Invesco is making a mockery of shareholder democracy

Invesco’s bullying of an investment trust is an outrageous example of fund management arrogance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Profit from mining euphoria

The BlackRock World Mining Trust has been on a roller-coaster ride, but is recovering well, says Max King.

Price is everything when it comes to investing

The biggest driver of long-term returns is the price you pay when you buy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Impressive results from HgCapital

Private-equity investment-trust HgCapital has some interesting plans in motion, and is trading at a good price, says David Stevenson.

How DIY investing platforms are changing the world of investment trusts

The rise of the low-cost investment platform has changed the shareholder base of investment trusts – and it’s having a dramatic effect on how the sector operates, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Alliance Trust turns over a new leaf

Sceptics were wrong about the fund’s new strategy, says Max King – the performance speaks for itself.

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