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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. Ports in a storm

    Ports in a storm

    By John Baron | 06 May 2016

    John Baron highlights the attractions of both bonds and decent-yielding equities during these volatile times, but cautions against elements of both.

  2. Seeking value via private equity

    Seeking value via private equity

    By John Baron | 08 April 2016

    John Baron highlights the attractions of private equity and introduces a new holding to the growth portfolio

  3. Time in the market

    Time in the market

    By John Baron | 03 March 2016

    John Baron reminds readers of the importance of staying invested.

  4. Reducing risk over time

    Reducing risk over time

    By John Baron | 05 February 2016

    John Baron explains his approach to portfolio diversification

  5. Reflecting on a good 2015

    Reflecting on a good 2015

    By John Baron | 08 January 2016

    John Baron reports on another good performance in 2015, outlines his strategy as we enter 2016, and again increases his exposure to Japan

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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