With interest rates at rock bottom, it is not surprising that many investors have seen buy-to-let property as one of the best ways to generate income. However, a tax squeeze in 2017 has dented landlords’ profits and hit the sector.
Most people who want to generate income from their capital, particularly in retirement, like to know they can rely on that income. Many shy away from the stockmarket for this reason. However, that is because they tend to focus on share price volatility rather than looking at the much steadier trajectory of share dividends. One of the best ways to tap into a steady ow of share dividends is through investment trusts.
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Most of our model portfolios have ridden high in the six years since they were launched, gaining up to 145 per cent – 2017 was no exception.
The Regular Income portfolio has enjoyed a bumper four months, so manager James Brumwell is sticking with his line-up.
Followers of our hypothetical £100,000 income portfolio have done very well since its inception but some major changes are now taking place.
Tony Yarrow of Wise Investment, who has taken over the portfolio’s management from Daniel Lockyer, decided to undertake a thorough spring clean on 28 January.
Daniel Lockyer of Hawksmoor Investment Management, who runs Money Observer’s hypothetical £100,000 income growth portfolio, has just made a change to the portfolio.