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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Investment trusts come of age

Thanks to changes in management fees, investment trusts have become almost fashionable. John Stepek reports.

Why you can stay with Hargreaves Lansdown after all. Probably

Good news – investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown has backtracked on its controversial charges for investment trusts.

Could investment trusts be about to lose their edge?

Investment trusts have vastly outperformed their unit trust peers in the past. But they’re going to have to work a lot harder to keep that up, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A cheap way to invest in British technology stocks

Forget America and Asia, some of the best value tech stocks can be found right here in Britain. Ed Bowsher explains the best way for you to invest.

Investment trusts have never been this expensive – is it time to sell?

As the world cottons on to the benefits of investment trusts, it’s getting difficult to pick up a bargain. So is now the time to sell? Ed Bowsher investigates.

MoneyWeek portfolio of investment trusts - October 2013 update

Merryn Somerset Webb reviews our portfolio of investment trusts. What should you buy now, and which laggards should you drop?

A message to the financial industry: be trustworthy

A lack of transparency is destroying the relationship between the financial services industry and its clients, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

MoneyWeek portfolio of investment trusts - January 2013 update

Who’s in and who’s out? Merryn Somerset Webb gives her six-month review of MoneyWeek’s investment trust portfolio.

Investment trusts: What they are and why we like them

Unit trusts are the most popular form of fund in Britain. But there’s an alternative that not only has a longer pedigree, but also a better record: the investment trust. James McKeigue explains what they are and what their advantages are.

How to pick a good investment trust

Unlike most actively managed funds, investment trusts often beat the wider market. Here, Phil Okaley explains what they are, and how you can find the right investment trust for you.

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