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Seven high-yield, low-risk shares

Over the past year the market's taste for stocks offering reliable dividend income has diminished somewhat due to expectations that the interest rate cycle is set to turn. The argument that has been gaining in popularity with investors during that time is that the monetary tightening that has started in the US will continue and spread to other developed economies. This has led investors to question whether it still makes sense to pay historically high prices for dependable income stocks. Nevertheless, the high-yield, low-risk stock screen still managed to produce a decent return over the past 12 months, albeit inferior returns to the wider market, which had its performance driven by the stellar recovery in the resources sector.

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By Algy Hall,
19 April 2017

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