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Exit strategy

As the year end approaches, the Bearbull Income Portfolio seems to be pottering along quite happily. After the first week of December, its capital value was up 8.8 per cent on the start of the year, a touch more than the FTSE All-Share index. True, £5,000 of the fund's capital is due to be paid out as the year-end distribution. Still, if we're talking about distributions, there is also the end-June pay-out to bring into the reckoning. Include that, and the fund's total return is 10.9 per cent so far this year. To say that I'd settle for such a return every year is an understatement.

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By Mr Bearbull,
13 December 2012

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Mr Bearbull

The latest 'Mr Bearbull' started writing the column in 1998, but began his City career in the 1970s. He has worked as an analyst and a fund manager as well as a journalist - which might explain the market-beating performance of his income portfolio.

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