Wednesday 24 February 2021

Property The REIT Way

In search of asset diversification, property has its attractions. Without the risks and hassle of owning property directly (surely one home is enough trouble?). 

But how has COVID and BREXIT affected the UK commercial property market? And what are the options for using the property asset class to derive income in your portfolio?

Monday 22 February 2021

Gold - and income?

There is some logic in having gold in your portfolio. It’s smart to own assets that are uncorrelated—in other words, that move up and down in different, or even opposite, ways as the market fluctuates. And gold behaves differently to both equities and bonds. 

However, finding the right options in the London market requires a little work.

London's High Yield Shares

Although I currently recommend diversified ETFs there may still be room in your portfolio for a bit of a gamble on an individual high-yield share. Here we have a look at a current review of likely candidates quoted on the LSE

Wednesday 17 February 2021

London's Equity Income ETFs

The London market includes thousands of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). But finding the right ETF for your portfolio is not straightforward. Here are some ideas for equity income ETFs - paying an income from dividends.

Tuesday 16 February 2021

London's High Yield Fixed-Income ETFs

There are over 150 fixed income ETFs trading on London Stock Exchange markets,  reaching far afield, offering exposure to emerging markets as well as sovereign debt in Europe, the US and established Asian Pacific regions, corporates and money markets. But how to find one that suits your needs?

Choosing ETFs - UK Dividend Share ETFs

If you are going DIY - I recommend Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for most of your portfolio. With ETFs, the individual business risks are reduced - because the ETF consists, usually, of many different securities. All you need to worry about is the general 'positioning' of the ETF: dividends or fixed-income and country or geographical region of interest.