Investment trusts

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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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What makes a successful fund manager?

When it comes to asset management, some traits and situations appear more closely linked to success than others. Marina Gerner explains what investors should look out for.

How to get in on healthcare’s technological revolution

Matthew Partridge talks to healthcare investment specialist Paul Major about how technology will transform healthcare – and how you can profit.

Forget the politics – buy cheap European stocks

The Henderson Euro Trust finds value in European stocks, says Max King.

A hard Brexit may already be in the price – here’s what to buy if it is

Far from plummeting post-Brexit, markets could bounce sharply if the PM produces a workable deal. Merryn Somerset Webb picks four investment trusts to exploit that.

Activist fund Pershing Square regains its balance

Pershing Square, US activist Bill Ackman’s fund, struggled when it floated in 2014. But it is now reviving and looks cheap.

It’s too soon to sell out of tech stocks

US tech stocks continue to lead the global market upswing. The boom shows no sign of ending.

Where to find Japan’s small, cash-rich bargain stocks

One of the few big opportunities in global markets is Japan’s small-cap value sector. And now there is finally a fund that focuses directly on this niche, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Where to find value in Africa

A specialist investment trust and a mining stock allow investors to bet on African large-cap stocks, and a recovery in Zimbabwe.

Should you buy Smithson, Terry Smith’s new investment trust?

Merryn Somerset Webb finds out more about the Smithson investment trust – who’s running it, what’s in it, and how much it will cost.

The changes sweeping the Gulf provide opportunities for investors

Matthew Partridge talks to Nicholas Wilson of the Gulf Investment Fund about the rapidly changing face of the Gulf states, and the opportunities for investors.

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