Investment trusts

1889 – 2019: celebrating 130 years of the Merchants Trust

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This year marks the 130th anniversary of the formation of The Merchants Trust. Its aims today are the same as its aims at launch: to deliver healthy growth of both capital and income for the ordinary investor.

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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Infrastructure: a reassuringly boring source of income

Income investors have poured money into infrastructure funds in the last few years, lured by yields of 4%-7% backed by government spending. David Stevenson picks a high-quality example for his income portfolio.

A defensive contrarian investment trust to add to your watch list

John Stepek picks a defensive, well-diversified investment trust that should be able to ride out a market storm better than most.

Get cheap, reliable growth from smaller companies

One of the most reliable long-term investment trends is the long-term outperformance of smaller companies over blue chips. Max King picks some of the best ways to buy into this growth.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust: why sell out of a winning proposition?

James Anderson of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust takes Merryn Somerset Webb to task for advising MoneyWeek readers to sell some shares in his fund.

Two adventurous income plays

David C Stevenson adds two London-listed specialist funds to his income portfolios.

Time to review our investment trust portfolio

Our panel of experts analyses MoneyWeek’s investment trust portfolio and debates future opportunities for investors, as Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

A new, green fund for our portfolio

This week, David C Stevenson introduces a new addition for the income portfolios – one for the conscientious investor.

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.

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