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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. Backing Britain

    Backing Britain

    By John Baron | 09 February 2017

    John Baron explains why the portfolios are increasing their exposure to UK equities, while taking profits in the Far East

  2. The year ahead

    The year ahead

    By John Baron | 13 January 2017

    John Baron reports on 2016, reminds readers of the portfolios’ investment principles, and reviews strategy for 2017

  3. The 'tyranny of the masses' fills the policy void

    The 'tyranny of the masses' fills the policy void

    By John Baron | 08 December 2016

    Investors may come to thank the electors on both sides of the pond

  4. Keeping a perspective

    Keeping a perspective

    By John Baron | 10 November 2016

    John Baron suggests investors need to focus on the big issues - and Brexit is not one of them

  5. Policy and perception

    Policy and perception

    By John Baron | 07 October 2016

    With both portfolios having benefited from their overweight position in bonds, John Baron explains why profits have been taken and exposure reduced

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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