Dividends will make a comeback
Income investing

Dividends will make a comeback

It's been a miserable year for income investors. But recent months have brought signs that dividends will return to normal.
18 Dec 2020
The best dividend recovery plays in the UK right now
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The best dividend recovery plays in the UK right now

The collapse in UK dividends this year has been unprecedented. But in time they will return. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at some of the UK's most interes…
30 Nov 2020
Shell shells out a little more to investors as it restores its dividend
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Shell shells out a little more to investors as it restores its dividend

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has partially restored its dividend. Income investors will be pleased, but has the group got its timing wrong? Matthew Par…
5 Nov 2020
Robin Geffen: dividend cuts aren't all down to Covid
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Robin Geffen: dividend cuts aren't all down to Covid

The seeds of recent dividend cuts and cancellations were sowed many years ago, says veteran investor Robin Geffen.
25 Oct 2020
Dividend payments will take a long time to recover
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Dividend payments will take a long time to recover

Companies are gradually resuming dividend payouts, but we can expect only a modest rebound in 2021, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
25 Oct 2020
Murray Income Trust: a rare star in the income sector
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Murray Income Trust: a rare star in the income sector

The Murray Income Trust is a reliable and promising pick in a struggling sector.
6 Oct 2020
Don’t be fooled by the illusion of safety in income
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Don’t be fooled by the illusion of safety in income

The UK income sector has suffered badly. Max King looks at what the might future look like, and what investors can learn from the experience.
15 Sep 2020
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Don’t dump your dividends
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Don’t dump your dividends

This crisis certainly does not prove that taking regular capital gains is safer than relying on natural income from dividends.
10 Aug 2020
BP halves its dividend
Income investing

BP halves its dividend

BP has announced a record quarterly loss for the three months to the end of June – $17.7bn – and cut its dividend in half.
6 Aug 2020
Don’t despair on dividends – these companies could be set to bring them back
Income investing

Don’t despair on dividends – these companies could be set to bring them back

The value of dividends paid out by UK stocks has plummeted this year as companies “rebase” their payment policies. But things could soon start to look…
6 Aug 2020
BP has slashed its dividend – and markets love it
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BP has slashed its dividend – and markets love it

BP has bowed to the inevitable and cut its dividend in half – and its share price promptly rose. John Stepek explains what it means for shareholders …
4 Aug 2020
How safe are your dividends?
Income investing

How safe are your dividends?

Dividend investing can be a great strategy. But how can you avoid the stocks that are liable to cut your income? Phil Oakley explains.
4 Aug 2020
Dividend investors face years of income devastation
Income investing

Dividend investors face years of income devastation

Dividend payments to shareholders fell by 57% in the second quarter of this year, and do not look like returning to their 2019 level until 2026.
24 Jul 2020
A beginner's guide to dividends
Income investing

A beginner's guide to dividends

Dividends - company profits paid out to shareholders - are absolutely critical to your returns as an investor. Since 1925, nearly half of the return a…
24 Jul 2020
How to build a secure income portfolio
Income investing

How to build a secure income portfolio

The Covid-19 crisis has been a huge test for income portfolios, with global dividends slashed on a scale unprecedented for more than 70 years. Cris Sh…
23 Jul 2020
Finding the dividend payers of the future
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Finding the dividend payers of the future

Professional investor Ken Wotton of the Baronsmead Venture Capital Trusts picks three small-cap stocks that should generate consistent dividend paymen…
20 Jul 2020
What should income investors do now?
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What should income investors do now?

John Stepek talks to Iain Barnes, head of portfolio management at challenger wealth manager Netwealth, and Matt Conradi, head of client advisory at Ne…
6 Jul 2020
Emerging markets: investors‘ search for yield is back on
Emerging markets

Emerging markets: investors‘ search for yield is back on

After dumping a record $55bn of stocks and bonds in the eight weeks to mid-March, foreigners bought $4.1bn in emerging market assets in May. 
3 Jul 2020
Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines
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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines

International dividends shouldn’t only mean companies in the US or Europe – the Far East has plenty of big payouts to offer. Cris Sholto Heaton looks …
22 Jun 2020
BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets
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BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets

The oil giant has ditched its conspicuously bullish outlook and written down the value of its assets. Will it cut its dividend too? Matthew Partridge …
18 Jun 2020