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.

Latest articles

Invesco is making a mockery of shareholder democracy

Invesco’s bullying of an investment trust is an outrageous example of fund management arrogance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Profit from mining euphoria

The BlackRock World Mining Trust has been on a roller-coaster ride, but is recovering well, says Max King.

Price is everything when it comes to investing

The biggest driver of long-term returns is the price you pay when you buy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Impressive results from HgCapital

Private-equity investment-trust HgCapital has some interesting plans in motion, and is trading at a good price, says David Stevenson.

How DIY investing platforms are changing the world of investment trusts

The rise of the low-cost investment platform has changed the shareholder base of investment trusts – and it’s having a dramatic effect on how the sector operates, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Alliance Trust turns over a new leaf

Sceptics were wrong about the fund’s new strategy, says Max King – the performance speaks for itself.

The modern-day perils of fund management

In the early days of investment trusts, managers knew nothing of benchmarking. How things have changed, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And not necessarily for the better.

Stick with the old-favourite real estate investment trusts

There’s no need to snap up overpriced shares in newer property funds when two heavyweight reits are so cheap, says Max King.

A safe long- term bet for our investment-trust income portfolio

Utilities make sense if you’re looking for income, says David Stevenson. But regulators and politicians can ruin the attractions. Make sure you diversify your holdings.

Alliance’s reinvention pays off

This trust is in better shape than before, says David C Stevenson – and could soon become a core holding for investors.

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