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The February issue of Money Observer is packed with ideas to help you make the most of your 2018/19 tax-free Isa allowance, whether you favour funds, trusts or individual shares.
The cover story features our high-quality share portfolio designed to generate £10,000 of dividend income annually. 2018 was a difficult year and the portfolio lost value, but it delivered its target income nonetheless. Moreover, this year’s line-up of shares requires less capital than ever before to generate the projected £10,000 payout.
Understandably, many investors are feeling nervous about recent market volatility and current widespread political uncertainty, so take a look at the feature on Isa investment strategies and asset choices for a volatile environment. It’s also worth seeing how our panel of asset allocation experts are feeling about prospects for the various regional markets and asset types after the market correction – with Japan, perhaps surprisingly, emerging as the clear favourite looking ahead. Andrew Pitts comes to a similar conclusion about Japan in his insightful Inside Money feature. Should you be following suit?
Readers seeking portfolio guidance or already invested in one of our 12 Model Portfolios shouldn’t miss the MP annual review - which has involved a rather more far-reaching overhaul of portfolio constituents than usual, in the face of the changing investment climate.
There’s also a host of ideas for investment trust aficionados, including our ‘heatmap’-based guide to the platforms offering the lowest charges for different investment trust portfolio values, plus the redesigned quarterly Trust supplement, which this month focuses on specialist trusts as a way of protecting your portfolio in these turbulent times.
All this and a great deal more, including your chance to let us know what you think about the magazine via our reader questionnaire.