Investing for income

Whether it's shares, funds, trusts, PIBs or preference shares - even buy to let - we have the waterfront covered.

By: Richard Beddard I Thu, 2nd August 2012 - 11:14

Richard Beddard considers what you should look for when hunting out the companies most likely to maintain an above-average dividend yield and reveals his top 30 hit list.

By: Andrew Pitts I Mon, 25th June 2012 - 17:19

The quest for safe sources of income is getting harder as the financial crisis progresses, says Andrew Pitts. Find out where he thinks income investors should turn next.

By: Faith Glasgow I Thu, 24th May 2012 - 12:32

Investing in the household names you use every day could be a way to earn extra cash. Here's an expert guide to 10 of the best companies to take a punt on.

By: Helen Pridham I Tue, 22nd May 2012 - 09:25

Investing in an array of asset classes and managers is a winning strategy as our inflation-beating income growth portfolio demonstrates, explains Helen Pridham.

By: Nick Louth I Tue, 15th May 2012 - 11:05

Buy-and-hold preference shares can offer investors an inflation-beating, reliable income as well as share price growth at relatively little risk, says Nick Louth.

By: Cathy Adams I Thu, 3rd May 2012 - 12:38

Buy-to-let is firmly back in fashion and investors can grab tasty yields of 7% plus, says Cathy Adams - but picking the right area for rental potential is crucial.

By: Fiona Hamilton I Wed, 9th May 2012 - 12:06

Infrastructure funds offer investors attractive yields and less volatility than equities. But are the benefits built to last? Fiona Hamilton reports.

By: Nick Louth I Fri, 4th May 2012 - 17:01

Reinvestment of dividends, rather than capital growth, accounts for the lion's share of returns on equities, which is why selecting companies with consistent and growing yields is so important, as Nick Louth shows.

By: Cherry Reynard I Thu, 3rd May 2012 - 17:35

Gilts are out of favour but their emerging market equivalents are catching the eye of investors, as are corporate bonds, discovers Cherry Reynard.

By: Faith Glasgow I Wed, 2nd May 2012 - 09:29

Scouring the globe to grab income opportunities is growing in popularity, explains Faith Glasgow. Here, experts pick out funds and trusts for income investors to broaden their investment horizons.

By: Nick Louth I Sat, 21st April 2012 - 15:45

In the income sea you can net some mighty big yields by buying interest-bearing shares. Nick Louth explains how to fish successfully.

By: Fiona Hamilton I Mon, 23rd January 2012 - 10:44

Income-seekers should bear in mind that investment trusts enjoy several advantages over their unitised counterparts, writes Fiona Hamilton. Our experts provide five of their best ideas.