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 Netwealth, about how to generate an income from your portfolio without relying on hefty dividend payouts.

Markets have rebounded strongly from their lows in March. However, the damage done to dividends may take longer to recover from. 

Amid the coronavirus crisis, entire sectors have scrapped, cut or postponed their payouts to investors, including some of the most reliable payers in the FTSE 100. And it could take some time for dividends to return to their peak levels. Many companies were arguably overstretched, and may now use this opportunity to rebase their payouts.

Meanwhile, interest rates remain at or near all-time lows, meaning that income from cash savings or bond markets is also scarce. So how can income-reliant investors adapt to the post-coronavirus world?

In this video, MoneyWeek’s executive editor, John Stepek, talks to Iain Barnes, head of portfolio management at challenger wealth manager Netwealth, and Matt Conradi, head of client advisory at Netwealth, about how to generate an income from your portfolio without relying on hefty dividend payouts, and discusses how investors can make their portfolio more resilient while still meeting their income needs. 

Find out more about Netwealth by clicking here.

Recommended

Persimmon yields 13.8%, but can you trust it to deliver?
Share tips

Persimmon yields 13.8%, but can you trust it to deliver?

With a dividend yield of 13.8%, Persimmon looks like a highly attractive prospect for income investors. But that sort of yield can also indicate a com…
8 Nov 2022
4 investment trusts to buy yielding up to 12%
Investment trusts

4 investment trusts to buy yielding up to 12%

Widening discounts present a buying opportunity for these four high-yielding investment trusts
7 Nov 2022
3 dividend stocks to buy yielding more than 7%
Share tips

3 dividend stocks to buy yielding more than 7%

Three dividend stocks on the market right now for income and growth.
2 Nov 2022
The ten highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100
Income investing

The ten highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100

With blue-chip profits surging, 2022 could be a record year for FTSE 100 cash returns. Here are the 10 stocks with the highest dividend yields in the …
25 Oct 2022

Most Popular

Is it cheaper to leave the heating on low all day?
Personal finance

Is it cheaper to leave the heating on low all day?

The weather is getting colder and energy bills are rising, but is it really cheaper to leave the heating on low all day or should you only turn it on …
1 Dec 2022
Radiator vs electric heater – which is cheaper?
Personal finance

Radiator vs electric heater – which is cheaper?

We compare the costs, pros and cons of radiators and electric heaters and see which one will help keep your energy bill as low as possible.
28 Nov 2022
The pros and cons of smart meters – should you switch?
Personal finance

The pros and cons of smart meters – should you switch?

A smart meter can help you keep tabs on your energy usage, but is it better than a regular meter? We take a look at smart meters vs regular meters.
2 Dec 2022