Investment trusts are the most established of the investment vehicles having been around for over 150 years, and today can invest in everything from UK dividends to high-risk emerging markets.
They are public limited companies (PLCs) which aim to produce returns by investing in other income-producing companies, with shares in the trust sold to investors.
The value of investments can fall as well as rise and any income from them is not guaranteed and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
EQi does not provide investment advice. If you are in any doubt as to the risk or suitability of an investment or product you should seek advice from an independent financial adviser.
The extent and value of any ISA tax advantages or benefits will vary according to the individual's circumstances. The levels and bases of taxation may also change.
A real-estate investment trust is a company that owns or finances income-producing real estate.
REITs are the same as investment trusts, but instead of owning a basket of stocks, the REIT owns a portfolio of commercial or residential properties or mortgages. Shares in a REIT can be purchased in the same way as ordinary shares or an ETF.