Why Your Income Portfolio Needs Growth Stocks

BlackRock's UK equity team explains why they are including growth stocks in their income fund

Emma Wall 20 October, 2016 | 9:41AM

When the stock market is booming, all companies rise with it. Stock selection becomes less important, instead you simply have to be in the game to profit. But in times of low growth and flatter markets, share price performance is more muted – and disparate.

The search for yield is a dilemma we share with investors

Fund managers argue that now is the time to pay a little extra in fees and opt for actively run portfolios; so that they can select the companies which will continue to thrive despite the challenging environment.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BlackRock UK Income A Acc1,486.08 GBP2.77
British American Tobacco PLC3,187.50 GBP0.00
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC3,985.00 GBP0.00
Tesco PLC224.30 GBP0.00
Unilever PLC4,122.00 GBP0.00

About Author

Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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