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John Baron's Investment Trust Portfolios

Our investment trust specialist John Baron has many years of outperformance behind him. He has developed two portfolios of investment trusts which offer income and growth investment strategies. John Baron shares his wisdom in this specialist and popular investment class on a monthly basis.

Latest Updates

  1. Being selective about commodities

    Being selective about commodities

    By John Baron | 06 November 2015

    John Baron explains why he believes certain commodity investment trusts should be accumulated for the longer term

  2. Far Eastern promise

    Far Eastern promise

    By John Baron | 09 October 2015

    John Baron explains why he increased exposure to both China and the region generally on so-called 'Black Monday'

  3. Rebalancing pays dividends

    By John Baron | 04 September 2015

    John Baron extols the virtues of some trusted investment disciplines, and adds to the portfolios' Chinese and Far Eastern holdings during last month's setback

  4. Smaller companies at a turning point

    Smaller companies at a turning point

    By John Baron | 07 August 2015

    John Baron believes smaller companies are at a point when their volatility may be in sharp decline, and this will reward patient investors. As such, he introduces a new holding to the Growth portfolio.

  5. Staying invested

    Staying invested

    By John Baron | 10 July 2015

    Despite recent market turbulence, John Baron reminds readers of the importance of staying invested. He also revisits one of his favourite holdings in light of recent eurozone developments.

Our portfolios

Simon Thompson's Bargain Portfolio

A collection of value shares selected using Ben Graham's investing ideas

Mr Bearbull's Global Fund Portfolio

A portfolio of instruments designed to capture the rise of emerging markets

Mr Bearbull's Income Fund Portfolio

A collection of high-yielding shares that's beaten the market since 1998

Chris Dillow's Benchmark Portfolio

Simple portfolios picked using simple rules that often beat the market

David Stevenson's SIPP Portfolio

Our columnist describes how he manages his pension fund and what he puts in it

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