KCOM Group's dividend yield is currently more than 6%. That makes it attractive, but it also puts it squarely in yield trap territory. For a high … [Read more...] about Can KCOM Group maintain its 6% dividend or is it a yield trap?
After almost six years BAE Systems, one of the first companies to join the UKVI model portfolio, has been sold. In terms of raw numbers, the … [Read more...] about Sold: BAE Systems returns 141.5% over six years
In this post I’m going to do a valuation and projection for the S&P 500 using Robert Shiller’s CAPE ratio. I think this is worth doing on a … [Read more...] about S&P 500 valuation and projection: 2017 Q2
Consistent dividend growth is something that many dividend investors look for, and dividend champions are companies that have achieved it for 25 years … [Read more...] about 5 Dividend champions with high returns on capital
Last month I outlined six questions designed to help investors avoid potential yield traps. This month I’ll cover four more. These four questions, … [Read more...] about Some more questions to help you avoid yield traps
Another quarter has flown by and so it’s time again for a review of the defensive value portfolio’s progress against its primary goals. As well as … [Read more...] about Defensive value portfolio review: 2017 Q1
If you’re a relatively defensive investor like me, you probably like to have a decent number of defensive shares in your portfolio. But what number … [Read more...] about How many defensive shares should you hold?
As a dividend-focused investor I’m always on the lookout for high yield shares, whether that yield is high relative to the market average or high … [Read more...] about 6 Questions to help you avoid yield traps
Over the last few years Standard Chartered has not turned out to be a good investment, with shareholders being hit by both a rights issue and a … [Read more...] about Standard Chartered and the importance of a strong bank balance sheet
Halfords has a dividend yield of 5% at its current share price of 342p. That’s an attractive yield for a somewhat defensive retailer, but in recent … [Read more...] about Halfords PLC has a 5% dividend yield but its go-faster stripes have fallen off