Investment Trust Focus

Invest in trusts for a £10,000 income

Invest in trusts for a £10,000 income

Our 2015 trust portfolio smashed its £10,000 annual income target. We review performance, reveal our switches and explain why new investors need even less to earn £10,000 in 2016.

Where should you invest £200,000?

Where should you invest £200,000?

You've got £200,000, you're ready to invest and don't mind a little adventure - but where should you put that cash? One of our investment experts offers some ideas.

Investors hold their nerve amidst market volatility

Investors hold their nerve amidst market volatility

Buys to sells average 2:1 on the Interactive Investor platform, as users saw January's financial troubles as a buying opportunity.

Volatility triggers Premier League funds overhaul

Market volatility triggers Premier League funds overhaul

After a tumultuous start to 2016, just three of the Premier League funds from our November roster retain their places in the February team. Find out who survived.

No place to turn except Europe

No place to turn except Europe

These are trying times for self-declared "momentum fundamentalist" The Colonel, but could quality European stocks prove a safe direction?

The Aladdin's Cave of specialist funds

The Aladdin's Cave of specialist funds

We explain why open-minded investors seeking something a bit different can look to the Specialist sector for a treasure trove of weird and wonderful funds.

Model portfolios: The leaders, laggards and switches

Model portfolios: The leaders, laggards and switches

BlackRock World Mining continues to be the worst-performing growth holding and has been removed from one of our Model Portfolios, alongside a few other choice switches.

Model growth portfolios gain up to 8.5% in 2015

Money Observer model growth portfolios gained up to 8.5% in 2015

These six portfolios aim to secure capital growth in three timescales. While some lagged their indexes over four years, all made positive gains in 2015, with two netting over 8%.

Model income portfolios hold steady

Model income portfolios hold steady

These six portfolios are custom-built to deliver solid yields to income investors. While one lost out in 2015 due to some unlucky contrarian holdings, they have mostly outperformed.

Six winning funds and trusts for new investors

Six winning funds and trusts for new investors

Patrick Connolly at Chase de Vere names six funds and investment trusts that make excellent picks for those new to the world of collective investing.

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