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Reliable income amid the market carnage

16/03/2020 · Mondi (MNDI)  · Phoenix (PHNX)  · Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA)  · Schroders (SDR) 

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Last week’s market sell-off delivered a painful blow to our high yield Income Boosters portfolio. But at the time of writing, our dividend picks are still slightly ahead of the market, with an average fall of 17%, versus 21% for the FTSE 100.


Stock market corrections are always uncomfortable, but the Income Boosters Portfolio is all about dividends. In the short term at least, share price movements are less important to us than whether dividend cash continues to flow from each stock.

So far, none of our companies have cut their ordinary dividends. Indeed, we estimate that at current share prices, this portfolio should deliver a yield of 6.1% this year. That's comfortably ahead of the FTSE 100 average, which was 5.5% at the time of writing.

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