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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Russia’s recovery will boost eastern Europe

The Baring Emerging Europe trust opts for top-quality eastern European stocks, says Max King.

Buy in to Japan's new dawn

Overseas investors were net sellers of Japanese stocks last year. But Japan is entering a new era of “beautiful harmony”, and investors should get on board.

Investing into a more challenging environment

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There are risks for investors in the current geopolitical  environment, says Simon Gergel of the Merchants Trust. But these risks have also created investment opportunities.

Make a juicy income from commercial property

Regional Reit’s commercial property assets should provide investors with a sustainable yield, says David Stevenson.

A cheap, one-stop shop for global equities

The UK is short of funds offering diversified but very active and intelligent exposure to the global equity market on the cheap. Thankfully, that’s just what Alliance Trust is turning into, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A year of two halves

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Alex Crooke, Fund Manager of the Bankers Investment Trust, explains how the team is preparing for a different investment landscape in the second half of 2019.

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.

The opportunities for investors in private equity

A shift away from listed stocks towards privately-held companies reflects the advantages of private equity. No portfolio should be without exposure to this form of investment, says Max King

British stocks are due a bounce

Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound, says David Stevenson.

Herald: a tried and tested investment trust

Institutional investors keep their distance, but Katie Potts, manager of the Herald Investment Trust, is clearly doing something right.

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