Reasons you should start dividend investing (in 2020)

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Thanks for the video!

Anyone else here trying to build a dividend portfolio? What are you buying?

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Whilst not building a dividend portfolio myself the following list pay a decent dividend and appear to be fairly price stable.

Off the top of my head:

Miners
Central Asia Metals: CAML
Glencore: GLEN
Rio Tinto: RIO

Banks & Finance
Aviva: AV
Barclays: BARC
HSBC: HSBC
Legal & General: LGEN
Lloyds Bank: LLOY

Housebuilders
Barratt: BDEV
Crest Nicholson: CRST
Persimmon: PSN
Redrow: RW
Taylor Wimpey: TW
Vistry Group: VTY

Healthcare
Astrazeneca: AZN
Reckitt Benckiser: RB
Smith & Nephew: SN

Food & Drink
Britvic: BVIC

Oil & Utilities
Shell: RDSB
BT: BT
BP: BP

Telecom
Vodafone: VOD

Sure there’s tons more but that all I can think of for now in the UK.

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Seconding HSBC and Vodafone

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I’m not a dividend investor either but you might want to add Centamin (CEY) to the list of miners.

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I’ve made it a wiki, you should be able to edit into the list.

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No problems thanks for watching :muscle:t2::grin:

Thanks for this. The list doesn’t contain a few bigger ones eg Royal Mail. Should I just edit the list?

Go for it!

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Just one remark here for newer investors. Dividend investing does not mean to just throw everything at companies with the highest yield (there can be very alarming reasons for a high yield). But more towards companies that consistently grow their revenue and dividend with it.

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Morningstar publish a dividend stocks list that is a bit more considered than most clickbait lists:

As noted above high yields are not necessarily a good thing. Since the dividend yield is partly a function of the share price, such that if the share price drops and the dividend payment stays the same, the yield as a % of the share price increases. So if a share has what appears to be an unusually high dividend yield, it’s probably because people are selling the shares and driving the price down. In which case understanding why the shares appear unattractive would be time well spent…

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