What income investors should learn from the Covid-19 pandemic
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What income investors should learn from the Covid-19 pandemic

Income investors faced a challenging last year even as markets hit record highs as dividends were largely suspended, but they are bouncing back now. J…
23 Aug 2021
Dividends are back – here's where to find them
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Dividends are back – here's where to find them

The FTSE 100 is yielding 3.7% – not too bad in an age of 0.1% interest rates. And the UK isn't the only place to find dividends, says Merryn Somerset …
30 Jul 2021
Richard Marwood: dividends are back on the menu as earnings recover
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Richard Marwood: dividends are back on the menu as earnings recover

Merryn talks to Richard Marwood of Royal London Asset Management about which companies are recovering from the pandemic as people start spending again…
14 May 2021
Things are looking up for income investors as dividend payouts start to rise
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Things are looking up for income investors as dividend payouts start to rise

UK dividend payouts are ready to grow again, but this crisis has shown why income investors must diversify overseas.
3 May 2021
Four investment trusts for income investors to buy now
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Four investment trusts for income investors to buy now

Some high-yielding listed lending funds have come through the crisis with flying colours. David Stevenson picks four of the best.
12 Apr 2021
Dividends will make a comeback
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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
A focus on income in the current environment
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A focus on income in the current environment

Watch Henderson High Income fund manager David Smith and Chairman of the Board Margaret Littlejohns discuss how the company is generating income.
7 Dec 2020
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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
Why the underperforming Temple Bar investment trust will deliver again
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Why the underperforming Temple Bar investment trust will deliver again

Temple Bar, the value-focused investment trust, has had a dreadful year, but new managers should turn it around.
13 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
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
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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
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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?
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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
Income investors: here’s what to do as dividends shrink
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Income investors: here’s what to do as dividends shrink

Dividends may never die, but they are certainly shrinking. And may not return to the levels we saw in the past. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what inc…
28 Jul 2020
Dividend investors face years of income devastation
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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