Investor Views: Use Dividends to Survive the Market Bumps

Private investor Jason Birtles looks for stocks and investment trusts with a decent yield to help smooth returns in a slump

Emma Simon 8 November, 2018 | 12:24PM
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Jason Birtles has been investing for 15 years. Birtles, who lives in Buckinghamshire, started dabbling in the stock market shortly after qualifying as an accountant.

“My father was a keen investor, so I guess some of this has rubbed off. My main priority back then was saving a deposit for a house, but I have always tried to invest for the long term alongside this,” he says. “I am hoping this will help fund my retirement.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Barratt Developments PLC646.00 GBX0.53
Centrica PLC59.24 GBX0.78Rating
Lloyds Banking Group PLC48.78 GBX0.10Rating
Scottish Mortgage Ord1,460.00 GBX1.49Rating
Taylor Wimpey PLC149.45 GBX0.03

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk