Ageing population should drive demand for high yield in Asia

With the US Federal Reserve now in gradual hiking mode, King Fuei Lee, Schroders Head of Asia Equities, Singapore, looks at whether dividend-yielding strategies are still beneficial.  “Global stockmarkets have been rocked by short-term volatility triggered by falling commodity prices and the start of the US Federal Reserve’s hiking cycle. Despite the more dovish comments, […]

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Why now is not the time for equity income investors to return to the energy sector

Equity income investors searching for reliable sources of dividends should steer clear of energy companies for the foreseeable future, with more headwinds to come for businesses operating within the sector, according to Kames Capital’s Vincent McEntegart. McEntegart, manager of the Kames Diversified Income fund, asserted that while energy markets – in particular oil – are […]

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Three investment themes for 2016 ISA Season

Adrian Lowcock, head of Investing at AXA Self Investor, outlines three themes for this ISA season – and ways to access them… Equity Income: Getting diversification of income Equity Income is widely believed to be one of the best long-term investments around; investing in companies which have strong cash flow and can grow their businesses, […]

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How to invest in stocks and shares for the first time

Tipping your toe into the world of stocks and shares can be daunting; here’s four things you need to look out for when investing for the first time.   The Share Centre head of investment research Andy Parsons said everyone, bar those who are set to inherit a fortune, has to make their money work […]

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Savings allowance: bond fund investors face ’round trip’ to get their tax back

Bond savers face going round the houses to claim back tax following the introduction of the savings allowance, says the Investment Association.   Jorge Morley-Smith, director of business support and promotion at Investment Association, has flagged concerns about the new personal savings allowance that will be available from April.   It allows basic-rate taxpayers to […]

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Advisers tip the best investment trusts for income

The trade body Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has gathered the views from financial advisers on which investment companies work well in a pension portfolio to generate income throughout the year. The results are below. Tim Cockerill, investment director at Rowan Dartington recommends Perpetual Income & Growth, Bankers and International Public Partnerships. Gavin Haynes, managing director […]

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Dividend delights: 3 shares set to deliver sustainable income

Investors relying on equities for income have been hit by stockmarket turbulences but there are still companies you can rely on.   The search for income had been increasingly difficult for investors over the past couple of years and they have found a home in the stockmarket but the sell-off in global markets, particularly in […]

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Broker view: Severn Trent recommended as a “hold” on trading update

As Severn Trent reports a Q3 trading update, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, utility company Severn Trent reiterated guidance for the year and said that trading was in line with expectations. This news will not come as any surprise to investors as the […]

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Don’t panic! Why investors should sit tight right now

Investors spooked by stockmarket turmoil should hold tight as the rest of the year is predicted to be better.   Charles Stanley chief executive Paul Abberley said investors shouldn’t be cautious about exiting the market right now.   ‘The year has begun very disappointingly for investors, with markets down as much as 10%. Is this […]

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