Alaric wrote:tjh290633 wrote:You are assuming that all shares with high yields have prices that have collapsed. That is not the case.
Here is a list of my portfolio, ordered by yield:Rank EPIC Yield
1 TW. 10.07%
2 IMB 9.44%
3 SSE 9.39%
4 WMH 9.07%
5 BT.A 7.85%
Take the top 5 by yield
TW. price 29 May 2018 201.2 , 24 May 2019 168.3
IMB price 2686 in 2018, now 2049
SSE 1375 to 1038
WMH 327 to 132.3
BT.A 206.25 to 196.26
If someone had started a HYP a year ago, would these shares have been suggested?
I cannot speak for "someone" but I can say that, in my case, they would only have been selected if they were both the highest yields available at the time and the dividend was considered sustainable. You appear to have investigated these shares which I did not so, did they pass those tests? Do let us know.
One further question springs to mind: would the above shares have been selected for your "Low Yield" Portfolio? Could you also please explain your answer for each one?
I do hope that you will give us the benefit of your undoubted experience, it would go a long way to explaining your "Low Yield" Strategy and who knows, maybe lead simple persons such as myself, out of the HYP induced darkness and into the light.