Savers, it could be time to take a punt on the stock market

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  1. Lily

    Lily Forum Member

    Aug 29, 2015
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    One analyst says it’s the only game in town, post-Brexit vote and Bank of England interest rate cut
    Savings rates are collapsing and alternatives such as peer-to-peer lending will be regarded by many as too risky. So is it time for small investors to start buying shares in big-name companies, which in many cases are now paying dividends in excess of 6%?

    Shares in the FTSE 100 are currently forecast to pay out dividends equivalent to a “yield” of around 3.5% this year. However, if you choose your firm carefully you can almost double that rate of return, albeit with the usual risk warnings.

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