Investing for Income

Current risk of a market dip is high, in volatile market conditions don’t take large concentrated positions on specific situations, concentrate on diversifying your investments to minimise your risk.

An alternative approach is to invest in safe stocks paying a good income, i.e. the highest dividend payers.

The current list of FTSE 100 companies paying more than 5% dividend yield as at 4th September 2013:

Company Dividend Yield
Resolution 9.54%
RSA Insurance Group 8.10%
Aviva 7.94%
ICAP 6.94%
BAE Systems 5.89%
Scottish&Southern Energy 5.82%
National Grid 5.71%
Standard Life 5.28%
Legal & General 5.20%
Vodaphone Group 5.20%
Admiral Group 5.03%
GlaxoSmithKline 5.01%

 

 

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