Investment trusts

Increasing tailwinds behind renewables

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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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Three exciting new small-cap investment trusts

It may feel like there is very little value to be found in the markets. But these three new small-cap investment trusts are betting against that, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

BioPharma Credit: a risky punt on promising new drugs

BioPharma Credit, a life-sciences investment trust, offers a tempting yield. But the dangers may be high when the credit cycle turns.

Buy into the African renaissance

This London-listed Reit lets you invest in the growing consumer markets of an exciting continent, says David Stevenson.

Off-piste adventures, the easy way

Miton Global hunts for rare treasures in the remoter reaches of the market – all you need to do is buy in, says Max King.

How career risk turns many active managers into index trackers

Those who say that passive investing represents the “blind” allocation of capital have a point, says John Stepek. But it’s not like active fund managers were very “active” to begin with.

Back the boardroom activists with this smaller companies fund

Haranguing company managers is a lucrative business for those who like to get stuck in, says Max King.

Three investment trusts going cheap

Professional investor Nick Greenwood of selects three investment trusts that are trading at a discount to buy now.

Three cheap and interesting aircraft leasing funds

These aircraft-leasing funds were hit by fears over their planes’ resale value. Now, they look cheap.

A successful first half for fans of investment trusts

The broader equity market made little progress in the first half of 2018, but those who followed our investment trust recommendations have reason to be pleased, says Max King.

The investment trust that refuses to believe in the end of the world

The world’s problems can be solved – and the Impax Environmental Markets investment trust is well placed to profit from fixing them.

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