Income investing

Investment trusts: winners of the monthly savings medals 2020 revealed

History suggests that now should be an ideal time for investors to drip-feed money into equities – and our medal winners are a great advertisement for the benefits of regular investing. Fiona Hamilton profiles trusts with

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Investment trust investors turn to ‘dividend heroes’ to plug income gap

A dividend drought will negatively impact income seekers in 2020, but ‘dividend hero’ trusts look well placed to continue delivering increases.

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Model Portfolios review: how did our models fare in the corona market crash?

The coronavirus pandemic proved to be the black swan event that broke the longest bull run in history – and derailed our model portfolios.

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20 high-yielding active fund favourites

Specialist high-yielding funds pack an income punch - but sometimes at a price, writes Tom Bailey.

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Model Portfolios annual review: can rocketing returns go higher in 2020?

Money Observer's 12 model investment portfolios returned to form with double-digit growth in 2019. In the annual review, the rocketing portfolios are recast for an uncertain outlook.

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Model Portfolios update: a value revival, but does it have legs?

As predicted in the previous review, value-oriented strategies top the third-quarter leaderboard of our model portfolio constituents.

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UK income investors short-changed despite the dividend boom

It has been a great year for dividends, but not for income fund investors. Kyle Caldwell explains.

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The world’s top 10 dividend-paying companies

The top 10 companies contributed 10% of all global dividends, roughly the same proportion since 2013. 

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How our £10,000 income investment trust portfolio is faring

The 2019 portfolio includes three trusts that use capital reserves to support their dividends.

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