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Should you use bonds for income?

Should you use bonds for income?

Generating income from investments is only getting harder as the coronavirus crisis progresses. Link Asset Services has predicted that UK dividends could fall by between 27 and 51 per cent this year, with the recent Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) cut proving to be just one example of a wider trend.

If investment trusts with revenue reserves offer some solace, even some of these are struggling to pay out the income they originally planned to.

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