Power up: dividend reinvestment special

How to own more shares without putting your hand in your pocket
Thursday 16 Mar 2017 Author: Emily Perryman
If you’re a long-term investor one of the simplest ways to boost your returns is to reinvest dividends. You end up owning more shares or units in a fund without putting your hand in your pocket for more cash beyond the original investment. Let’s say you own £10,000 worth of shares in Company X. This pays 5% dividend each year, equal to £500 on your £10,000 investment. If you...

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