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Six investment trusts for your Isa

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Looking for ideas on what to put in your Isa this year? MoneyWeek’s model investment trust portfolio might be a good place to start – and for those who are already invested, now might be a good time to rebalance

Just what is a fund anyway?

There are two main types of fund out there for investors to invest in. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how they work, and which is her favourite.

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.

Two funds to profit from Asia's love for smartphones

HanETF’s exchange-traded fund allows you to buy into a “mega trend” – the surging demand for smartphones in Asia.

Ethical investing is an increasingly meaningless phrase

The financial services industry needs to come up with some proper definitions of phrases such as ethical or socially responsible investing, which it increasingly bandies about.

Passive funds beat active funds yet again

Investors are racing to ditch active funds for passive funds. When you compare performance, it’s clear why.

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.

Chart of the week: cannabis is getting too high

The first ETF to track marijuana producers passed C$1bn in September, doubling its value in a year – but the sector is getting ahead of itself.

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.

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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.

 

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