"Why I've Ditched my ETFs"

Investor Views: The recent stock market sell-off has prompted retired investor Adrian Faulkner to reconsider his portfolio and look elsewhere for income 

Emma Simon 19 August, 2020 | 1:31PM

Investor views

Adrian Faulkner has been investing for decades and seen a number of stock market crashes along the way – but this year’s one prompted him to reconsider his entire investment strategy.

Adrian, 59, likes to invest for income, choosing funds and stocks that will pay reliable dividends while also growing his money. The raft of businesses cutting their pay outs this year has made him question just how reliable a strategy this is. With big blue-chips cancelling their dividends, Adrian has dumped his ETF investments.

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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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