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Discover which investment trusts have the highest dividend yields, and which ones could disappoint with cuts

Number of high yielding trusts up since February35 equities-focused trusts offer 4% yield or moreBut Stifel says watch out for automatic cutsWhilst UK inflation cooled more than expected last month, June's 7.9% reading remains far higher than the Bank of England's 2% target and prices are still going up, which means investors still need to protect portfolios from the 'cruellest tax' with dividends

More choices for income: Why dividend-paying funds still appeal despite better cash rates

With cash savings rates approaching 5% if you're prepared to lock your money away for a few years, investors are starting to ask if this is a better place for their savings than taking the risk of investing in the stock market.Over the past decade or so, income funds have been popular investments as they've offered more generous yields than you'd get on cash. Now the Bank of England's base rate ha

Merchants Trust continues to outperform the market while providing an attractive yield

Merchants Trust (MRCH) 494pLoss to date: 6.9%Original entry point: Buy at 531p, 30 September 2021While the shares of Merchants Trust (MRCH) have slipped below our entry price from September 2021, the trust has continued to add to its long-term track record of market outperformance despite the trickier market conditions which have prevailed in 2022.WHAT'S HAPPENED SINCE WE SAID TO BUY?The trust del

Worried about recession? These top tips should help keep your investments on track

It is becoming increasingly likely that major economies around the globe will plunge into a full-blown recession this year, the UK included.Analysts and economists fear the global economy's growth momentum will grind to a halt as central banks continue to raise interest rates in a desperate attempt to combat high inflation.If the UK and other major economies do fall into recession, what can invest

Our faith in Merchants Trust is rewarded as it nearly doubles the market's return

Merchants Trust (MRCH) 580pGain to date: 9.3%Original entry point: Buy at 531p, 30 September 2021When we flagged the attractions of investment trust Merchants (MRCH) in September 2021 we noted it had a track record of outperforming the market and its latest annual results saw it come up trumps again.The numbers covering the 12 months to 31 January 2022 revealed a 35.7% net asset value total return

Dividend Champion fund Merchants Trust doubles benchmark total return with 35.7% jump

UK dividend champion Merchants Trust (MRCH) reported a total return nearly double that of its benchmark last year as it recorded its 40th successive year of dividend growth. With a little help from cash resources.The annual results, for 12 months to 31 January 2022, saw the trust's NAV (net asset value) total return jump 35.7%, comfortably ahead of its benchmark FTSE All-Share Index's 18.9%.The po
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