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

Investment trusts - the best home for your nest egg

Funds are a popular choice for investors looking to build their fortunes, but they come in two main varieties. Investment trusts are by far the better bet, says John Stepek.

MoneyWeek’s model investment trust portfolio – update February 2017

Merryn Somerset Webb gives an update on the progress of the MoneyWeek portfolio of investment trusts, and makes one change.

Investment trusts and the “Brexit dividend”

While much of the financial sector is worried about the effect of Brexit, leaving the EU could prove very beneficial for investment trusts, says Matthew Partridge.

Yet another reason to like investment trusts – transparency

Looking to invest with an active fund manager? Here’s yet another reason to look at investment trusts before you do anything else. John Stepek reports.

Alliance Trust is finally getting its act together

Alliance is finally doing what it should have been doing for the last 20 years – offering low-cost, high-conviction and well diversified investment for the masses.

Nick Greenwood: the three things to buy now

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to fund manager Nick Greenwood about why you should buy investment trusts over open-ended funds, and his three favourite areas to invest in now.

Three defensive investment trusts

The FTSE 100 has had a volatile year, and it is during periods such as these that defensive investment trusts show their worth, says Sarah Moore.

An update on MoneyWeek’s model portfolio – July 2016

When we introduced the MoneyWeek investment trust portfolio, we wanted stability, defensiveness, some exposure to growth, and some income. And we wanted not to have to change its composition very often. So how is it doing? Just fine.

How investment trusts might be made to suit "pension freedomers"

Investment trusts could use their ability to play around with capital/income definitions to work for a new class of investors – pension freedomers. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how.

How to pick up some good investment trusts on the cheap

Right now you can pick up some very good investment trusts so cheaply that they have a good chance of outperforming the market.

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