MoneyWeek likes investment trusts. We write about them every week. However, now might be a good time to remember what it is that makes them special.
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.
Despite a dire 2018, the long-term trends in the small companies sector are encouraging.
Controlling stakes in investment trusts provide a tax-efficient and convenient way for rich families to manage their wealth. Investors can take advantage of this, says Max King.
Huge multinational corporations wield far too much power, concentrate wealth in the wrong hands, and undermine governments’ sovereignty, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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.
Capital Gearing Trust has a stellar reputation for preserving capital, and shows no sign of letting up, says Max King.
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.
European e-commerce is set to follow the UK’s lead. Opportunities should follow for investors in logistics, says Sarah Moore.
The British Empire Trust’s long-term outperformance looks set to continue, says Max King.
The European fund management industry is still charging customers a fortune. Here’s how to avoid big fund fees.
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.