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Cotter On Investing: Taking the bull out of the markets: practical advice and tips from an experienced investor by John Cotter

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Chapter 5: Investing for Dividends

High dividend portfolios

When I first gave advice to clients on their investment positions some 30 years ago, the first meeting was always a very long one during which we discussed all aspects of their financial lives. The range of possible financial solutions available to the clients was not quite so long as it would be today. In fact, it was very short. They could have a managed portfolio of shares in one of three categories:

  1. A high-risk portfolio seeking high levels of capital growth,
  2. a balanced portfolio seeking both income and capital growth, or
  3. a high-income, lower-risk portfolio.

Very simplistic compared to the choice on offer today, but just about fit for purpose at the time. When it came ...

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