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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Foreign & Colonial investment trust: must do better

Venerable investment trust Foreign & Colonial has a proud history, but its share price is in danger.

Six investment trusts for your Isa

Looking for ideas on what to put in your Isa this year? MoneyWeek’s model investment trust portfolio might be a good place to start – and for those who are already invested, now might be a good time to rebalance

You can always find value somewhere in the markets

Lots of people will tell you now isn’t a good time to invest. But that’s not true, says Merryn Somerset Webb, there is always value somewhere. Here’s where to find it now.

Investors should hunt for bargains in European markets

Despite all the gloom, European markets are in better shape than they’ve been for ages, and the stockmarkets look appealing.

Emerging-market pioneer Mobius comes out of retirement

Mark Mobius, the pioneer of emerging-market investing has returned with a new fund.

Two funds to help in the hunt for income

These two funds should provide a decent level of income in return for relatively low fees.

Buy into Japan’s big bounce back

Growth in Japan, the world’s third-largest economy after the US and China, rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter thanks to solid spending by households and businesses.

Put your trust in small companies

Despite a dire 2018, the long-term trends in the small companies sector are encouraging.

Investments trusts: keeping it in the family

Controlling stakes in investment trusts provide a tax-efficient and convenient way for rich families to manage their wealth. Investors can take advantage of this, says Max King.

The trouble with multinational corporations

Huge multinational corporations wield far too much power, concentrate wealth in the wrong hands, and undermine governments’ sovereignty, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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