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

Lloyds Banking Group dividend stocks equity income UK

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 PLC528.20 GBX-2.51
Centrica PLC39.49 GBX-0.60
Lloyds Banking Group PLC30.11 GBX-1.75
Scottish Mortgage Ord893.00 GBX-6.88
Taylor Wimpey PLC138.75 GBX-3.44

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Emma Simon

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

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