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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The trouble with multinational corporations

Huge multinational corporations wield far too much power, concentrate wealth in the wrong hands, and undermine governments’ sovereignty, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The secrets of Asia’s economic success

Investors dream of the profits to be made from billions of emerging-market consumers, but first these countries will need to become wealthier. That’s more of a challenge than it sounds, says Cris Sholto Heaton.

Superior returns from Capital Gearing Trust

Capital Gearing Trust has a stellar reputation for preserving capital, and shows no sign of letting up, says Max King.

Ignore all the Brexit hysteria and buy UK stocks

Brexit is looking increasingly like an over-hyped non-event. Even a no-deal Brexit would be no big deal. But it has made UK stocks very cheap. Here’s what to buy now.

Logistics statistics are stacking up for investors

European e-commerce is set to follow the UK’s lead. Opportunities should follow for investors in logistics, says Sarah Moore.

British Empire Trust sticks to its guns

The British Empire Trust’s long-term outperformance looks set to continue, says Max King.

High investment fund fees can really cost you

The European fund management industry is still charging customers a fortune. Here’s how to avoid big fund fees.

"2019 will be the year of the stock-picker” – and other nonsense to ignore

One popular idea right now is that 2019 will be the year that actively managed funds trump passive funds. It sounds good, says John Stepek. But it’s nonsense. Here’s why.

The investment trust tops and flops of 2018

2018 was a lousy year for equities, but some investment trusts managed to produce positive returns.

December 2018 update: the MoneyWeek model investment trust portfolio doubles its money

Our investment trust portfolio has been a great success. Merryn Somerset Webb assesses the outlook.

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