The new manager of Edinburgh Investment Trust has just finished transitioning the fund and the timing could mean that he has the perfect portfolio to get through the crisis.
The Smithson Investment Trust has held up better than many other equity funds because of its quality bias and focus on strong balance sheets.
At times of extreme market stress it is the funds that hold reliable protection such as options that have the best chance of safeguarding your capital.
There will inevitably be a bit more downside to come in the energy space, but it is worth watching closely as the opportunities will not be far off, writes Nick Sudbury.
It has been a brutal start to the year with the coronavirus taking its toll on the markets, but it is at times like this when the more defensive funds should earn their keep.
With Japan being a top pick for 2020 among the professionals, Nick Sudbury unearths some of the best funds and trusts for investing in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Fears over the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy could create a buying opportunity for the AVI Japan Opportunity Trust as its premium narrows.
The City of London Investment Trust is one of the most reliable sources of equity income and has continued to generate stable returns despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.
Renewable Energy investment trusts have sold off recently, but the weakness could create a buying opportunity for Bluefield Solar Income.
Investment trust discounts are narrow by historic standards, which makes the near 20% opportunity on the India Capital Growth Fund a standout trading buy.