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.

Buy into this trust – then forget about it

Max King tips one fund with a proven record to hold for the long term.

Why the People’s Trust failed to get off the ground

Daniel Godfrey’s attempt to transform fund management with his “People’s Trust” failed. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.

Buy into this exceptional healthcare trust

Investors have an opportunity to buy into an exceptional trust in an undervalued growth sector. They should take it, says Max King.

India: the "almost-perfect" emerging-market investment story

India is almost the perfect emerging-market investment story. But don’t just pile blindly into Indian stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There are much better ways to invest.

Tech stocks still have room to grow

Many people are worried technology companies are overpriced. But not Max King. Here, he picks two mainstream tech stock investment trusts to buy now.

What the Church of England can teach us about investing

The Church of England made an impressive return on its investments last year. What’s interesting is its aversion to passive funds. John Stepek looks at what that can teach us.

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.

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