MoneyWeek likes investment trusts. We write about them every week. However, now might be a good time to remember what it is that makes them special.
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.
Looking to invest with an active fund manager? Here’s yet another reason to look at investment trusts before you do anything else. John Stepek reports.
Alliance is finally doing what it should have been doing for the last 20 years – offering low-cost, high-conviction and well diversified investment for the masses.
Merryn Somerset Webb talks to fund manager Nick Greenwood about why you should buy investment trusts over open-ended funds, and his three favourite areas to invest in now.
The FTSE 100 has had a volatile year, and it is during periods such as these that defensive investment trusts show their worth, says Sarah Moore.
When we introduced the MoneyWeek investment trust portfolio, we wanted stability, defensiveness, some exposure to growth, and some income. And we wanted not to have to change its composition very often. So how is it doing? Just fine.
Investment trusts could use their ability to play around with capital/income definitions to work for a new class of investors – pension freedomers. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how.
Right now you can pick up some very good investment trusts so cheaply that they have a good chance of outperforming the market.
David C Stevenson finishes off building his portfolio of five investment trusts for the long run.
The vast majority of “active” fund managers fail to beat their benchmark. But that doesn’t mean you should stick everything in an index tracker, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
Gain exposure to private equity and emerging-markets infrastructure in your regular savings plan, says David C Stevenson.