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.

Latest articles

Yet another reason to like investment trusts – transparency

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 Trust is finally getting its act together

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.

Nick Greenwood: the three things to buy now

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.

Three defensive investment trusts

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.

An update on MoneyWeek’s model portfolio – July 2016

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.

How investment trusts might be made to suit "pension freedomers"

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.

How to pick up some good investment trusts on the cheap

Right now you can pick up some very good investment trusts so cheaply that they have a good chance of outperforming the market.

An investment trust portfolio for the long term

David C Stevenson finishes off building his portfolio of five investment trusts for the long run.

Yet another damning report suggests fund managers can’t do their jobs

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.

Two robust trusts for the long term

Gain exposure to private equity and emerging-markets infrastructure in your regular savings plan, says David C Stevenson.

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