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Income Boosters: ahead of the market so far in 2020


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It's been a tough start to the year for our Income Boosters high yield portfolio, but we're pleased to report that our income picks have outperformed the market so far in 2020. A respectable 75% of the stocks in this virtual portfolio have also paid or declared dividends over the last six months.

In this article we'll take a closer look at the Income Boosters' performance so far this year. We'll also highlight some recent news from portfolio member Royal Dutch Shell (LON: RDSB).

Ahead of the market

A buy-and-hold portfolio such as Income Boosters will always experience periods of drawdown when the market crashes. During the first half of 2020, the value of our income stocks fell by an average of 15%. This compares to a fall of 20% for the FTSE 100.

This year has also seen an unprecedented number of companies cut or suspend their dividends. Some of these cuts have been needed, but many have been precautionary…

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