Our income portfolio is delivering market-beating dividend growth
Nine months after launching our Income Boosters portfolio, it's time to take a fresh look. Over the next fortnight, we'll review progress so far and highlight any stocks that we'd drop from the portfolio. We'll also be adding some new picks to the portfolio, drawing from both the UK FTSE 350 and US markets.
When we launched the Income Boosters portfolio in January, it offered an average dividend yield of 5.3%, with a five-year average growth rate of 15%. The average length of time since the last dividend cut was 14 years.
Our picks looked like a safe place to start investing for income. Indeed, this (fantasy) portfolio has risen by 3.2% and delivered a dividend yield of 4.1% so far this year. That's a total return of 7.3% in nine months.
The forecast portfolio yield for the current year has now risen to 5.4%, comfortably ahead of the FTSE 100 yield of 4.5%. There…
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