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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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.

JPM Emerging Markets trust: A world full of opportunities

The manager of JPM Emerging Markets trust is optimistic about the future, says Max King.

High-quality defensive investment trusts for volatile markets

Professional investor Katy Thorneycroft chooses three top investment trusts to buy as the markets reprice in the face of lowered economic growth prospects.

An investment trust worth waiting for

Investors should take this opportunity to invest in the ScotGems investment trust, says Max King.

Global Sustainability : a new ESG investment trust

Global Sustainability offers a rare opportunity to invest in ESG alongside big pension funds.

Investment trusts – the ultimate “boutique” fund management firms

When investing in funds, it’s worth choosing boutique firms whose managers invest along with the clients. And an investment trust is nothing but a mini boutique, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

I can’t see why you’d ever use an active fund to invest in big US stocks

Many investors believe active fund managers prove their worth when markets fall. But, as October’s mini-crash shows, that’s not true. Here’s what you should know before picking an active or a passive fund.

A premium infrastructure fund

It’s been a choppy year for infrastructure investors, but much of the worry is overdone, says Max King.

Why Japan is now even better value

We have considered Japan to be a bargain for some time. But having suffered some of the steepest declines of all major equity markets in the past few weeks, it is now even more appealing.

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