Rolls-Royce shares: Are future growth prospects enough to offset a low dividend yield?

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Rolls-Royce shares have long been a favourite of defensive and income-seeking investors. It’s easy to see why if you look at its long record of inflation beating dividend growth. The company almost doubled its dividend between 1992 and 2002 and more than doubled it in the following decade. That’s no mean feat for such a […]

This low volatility stock market will not last forever

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This is a guest post by Robert Davies of Maven Capital Partners. Rob manages a passive “smart dividend” fund which tracks an index weighted on the size of a company’s dividend payments rather than its market cap. One reason so many investors dislike equities is the volatility that accompanies them. Most investors can remember the […]

Which bank shares to invest in: HSBC?

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If you’re a relatively defensive investor you probably have (or perhaps more accurately, used to have) bank shares near the top of your investment wish list. They’re mostly big, stable companies that have been around for many decades, and even centuries in some cases. Most of the time they grind out profitable dividends year after […]

10 Fast growing UK dividend growth stocks

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If you’re looking for dividend growth stocks with progressive dividends and rapid growth you might find this list interesting. It’s the 10 fastest growing UK-listed “dividend achievers”, which I’ve defined as companies that have increased their dividend every year for the last decade. I haven’t taken yields or valuations into account; it’s just a raw list so […]

Are BT shares a good investment?

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The last time I looked at BT shares in any detail was 2012, and at the time I wasn’t exactly gushing with enthusiasm.  I thought the company’s results were lacklustre, the valuation so-so and the yield unimpressive.  I didn’t invest. So was I right to avoid BT and, more importantly, are things looking any better today? BT […]