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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Back the boardroom activists with this smaller companies fund

Haranguing company managers is a lucrative business for those who like to get stuck in, says Max King.

Three investment trusts going cheap

Professional investor Nick Greenwood of selects three investment trusts that are trading at a discount to buy now.

Three cheap and interesting aircraft leasing funds

These aircraft-leasing funds were hit by fears over their planes’ resale value. Now, they look cheap.

A successful first half for fans of investment trusts

The broader equity market made little progress in the first half of 2018, but those who followed our investment trust recommendations have reason to be pleased, says Max King.

The investment trust that refuses to believe in the end of the world

The world’s problems can be solved – and the Impax Environmental Markets investment trust is well placed to profit from fixing them.

Brave investors should venture out to frontier markets

Look beyond emerging markets: a category of small, exotic countries known as frontier markets are illiquid and highly risky – but could be very rewarding, says David Stevenson.

What’s so special about investment trusts – and some of their dangers

Closed-ended funds such as Investment trusts consistently outperform their open-ended counterparts. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why, and asks if they can continue doing it in the future.

Investment trusts: the Saints go marching on

Baillie Gifford’s Scottish American Investment Trust prides itself on buying companies that target both income and growth.

Investment trusts and the directors that should be fighting your corner

You should be able to count on the board of an investment trust to look after your interests, says David Stevenson. Two recent cases show just how important an effective board is.

Forget the gimmicks – it's trust we need

Trust in the financial services sector is already low, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Let’s not make it worse with bells and whistles.

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