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BOARD GUIDANCE - Which High Yield Board?

General discussions about equity high-yield income strategies
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BOARD GUIDANCE - Which High Yield Board?


Postby Clariman » November 26th, 2017, 2:20 pm

The LemonFool has 2 Boards for the discussion of High Yield investments. This post gives guidance on the IMPORTANT distinctions between them. Please abide by this guidance. If in doubt about where to post please post here where the discussions can be more wide-ranging. The other board (HYP Practical) has a very specific purpose which is outlined below. A post is available in the Biscuit Bar should any comment be needed viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8653 . However, this board definition has been produced after earlier discussion with users and a more recent discussion amongst the Moderators. Therefore, do not expect any changes, but we will listen to any comment. Please do not comment or discuss on either of the High Yield boards.

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High Yield Share & Strategies - General
The High Yield Share Strategies board is intended for wide-ranging discussions of ways to obtain high yields from equities. Securities such as preference shares, PIBs, Investment Trusts, ETFs, etc. can be considered. However there are dedicated boards for Investment and Unit Trusts, Gilts and Bonds, and Investment Strategies where some discussions may be better carried out if they relate solely to those securities. In some cases, cross-posting may help others find a discussion of interest, if a mix of types of securities is involved.

HYP Practical
For the HYP Practical board we define an HYP as a portfolio comprised exclusively of ordinary shares. If selected, such shares should have a dividend yield above the average for the FTSE100 index and be drawn from the constituents of the FTSE 350 index. At its simplest, it will have at least 15 holdings, none of which should be from the same sector. A long term buy and hold (LTBH) of these shares is envisaged.

Investment Trusts or open ended funds should not be included, although REITs are acceptable.

Selection criteria may include the yield, the dividend record and a history of increases. Debt level and free cash flow should be considered. Personal feelings can affect the choice, including ethical considerations. Additional criteria may be used by individuals.

Discussion of potential shares, and of shares which have been selected in the past, is acceptable on the HYP Practical Board. The construction, management and performance of HYPs is acceptable. Discussion of other high yield approaches, including non-ordinary shares and fixed interest securities, is best carried on on the High Yield Share Strategies - General board. If in doubt post on High Yield Share Strategies - General.

This should not be taken as investment advice and individuals should do their own research and decide whether a HYP strategy is appropriate for them, and the "criteria" that they feel appropriate for their personal circumstances. Please note there are many possible investment strategies, and HYP is only one of these, and the performance of any investment strategy cannot be guaranteed.

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