Money Observer April 2018 issue on sale now: 5% income ideas to beat the savings drought

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The April issue of Money Observer includes a focus on planning for a wealthier retirement, with ideas to help you on your way whether you’re still in employment or have already stopped work. For Sipp investors, we focus on how to get the balance right between performance and protection, given the upturn in market volatility expected by many commentators this year.

We also tackle the tricky but enjoyable dilemma of how best to deal with a retirement downsizing windfall or inheritance  – when does it make good financial sense to spend your windfall, invest it or give it away, and what are the factors likely to influence your decision?

The cover feature homes in on investors’ continuing search for income. Setting a 5-7 per cent yield as our target, we have rounded up a variety of ideas for income-seekers, ranging from income maximizer funds to specific high-yielding stocks, peer to peer lending schemes and alternative investments.

We also ask whether adventurous emerging market investors should be setting their sights on Latin America as its fortunes pick up, review the investment risks associated with seriously underfunded pension schemes such as contributed to the demise of Carillion and British Home Stores, among other FTSE 100 companies, and ask whether fund investors could benefit from a stop-loss strategy like that used by direct equity investors.

Finally, don’t miss the opportunity to win a free copy of the new 2018 Investment Trusts Handbook, worth £25 – a must-have investment companion for trust enthusiasts.

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