Income seekers have good reason these days to cast their investment nets much wider than the UK’s markets: not only do they avoid the increasing risk of excessive concentration within a few key high-paying blue-chips, but they can also get exposure to the growing dividend culture in other parts of the world. The August issue of Money Observer leads with a region-by-region assessment of prospects for dividend-hunters in the US, Europe, emerging markets and Japan, and draws some encouraging conclusions.
Is paying dividends out of the capital profits robbing Peter to pay Paul or an example of investment trust innovation and flexibility?
New proposals aim to echo the success of auto enrolment in a bid to tackle inertia.
Low and middle income households face three years of stagnating living standards lasting until 2020, however.
Although the yield was off-target, the portfolio has still made total returns of 7.2 per cent, with strong income returns from financials.
Renting, letting and equity release all provide ways to unlock equity in your property for income in retirement, but be aware of the downsides.
Miton Asset Management has confirmed it plans to soft close the £182 million CF Miton Multi Cap Income fund at the end of the month due to strong inflows.