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The demo HYP and its benchmarks are all growing their annual income nicely, but our roll-your-own portfolio is the laggard.

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Our demo high yield portfolio is five-years old but not (quite) forgotten. Here’s where it stands after 60 and a bit months in the wild…

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It’s been a frantic time in the Monevator demo HYP, what with watching paint dry and studiously doing no trading at all…

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The Analyst turns his attention to the different yields available in the market from dividend paying shares. Is big always best for income seekers?

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The Monevator demo HYP is already a year old. Doesn’t time fly when you’re losing money?

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As our demonstration HYP approaches its first birthday, it’s time to think about how to track how well it’s doing (or not, as the case may disappointingly be!)

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I could have spent £5,000 on a great holiday, a decent car, or a bad woman, but instead I’ve spent it buying high yield shares for your delectation.

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Here’s a portfolio of 20 large company shares that will pay you a far higher income than cash, and hopefully a growing income over the long term.

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I’d rather not review the HYP, in that it was a portfolio of shares bought just before the crash. But needs must, and you might be surprised at how it’s fared, however.

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Long-time Monevator readers might remember my series of posts from September 2007 on selecting a high yield share portfolio (HYP) to secure a growing dividend income. For those who missed it, the series so far comprises: Grow your income with dividends from high yield shares: HYP Part 1 How to choose a good high yield [...]

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(Image: rednuht) During a bear market in shares (like the bear market we’re in as I type), investors flee the scene like lemmings leaping off the Titanic. One effect of such pessimism is widening discounts on investment trusts. When nobody wants to buy them, big, venerable investment trusts can easily trade at 10% discounts to [...]

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Back in September 2007, I concluded a series on how to roll your own income generating high-yield portfolio (HYP) of leading UK shares with an article that put together an example portfolio. I’ve not tracked that portfolio’s performance, but I’m sure its value has fallen; we’ve been in a bear market, and high-yield dividend payers [...]

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The Dividend Growth Investor blog has an interesting post about long-term dividend investing. His rule of thumb is that a dollar saved in your twenties will provide a dollar a year in your sixties: I found that the average time it took a $1,000 investment to produce $1,000 in dividend income for a full year [...]

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There are no true short cuts in investing, but I believe there are some subtle benefits in targeting income when making your investment plans.

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Previous posts in this high yield share investing series have argued the case for dividends, considered what makes a good high yield share, and stressed the need for diversification. Now it’s time to make yourself a cup of tea and settle down to see exactly how you can construct a high yield portfolio for yourself. [...]

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We’ve already considered the attractions of dividends and what makes a good individual high yield share. Part 3 now looks at how many different shares you need to get a squad of high yield shares fit for the long-term. (For those who like spoilers: Part 4 will offer an illustrative portfolio assembled using real share [...]

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Part One of this series introduced how dividend payments from shares can produce a growing income stream with minimal effort on your part, and certainly no need to frenetically ‘play the markets’ like a demented monkey bashing the bongo drums. (Remember, study after study has proven most share traders fail to beat buy-and-forget tracker funds [...]

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“Buy! Buy! Buy!” shout the city folk in blue braces from one side of the trading pit. “Sell! Sell! Sell!” retort those with red neckties. Whatever happened to “Wait! Wait! Wait!” wonders your writer? These days sharetrading is conducted via computer – the trading is often done automatically according to decisions made by the computers [...]

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