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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