This blog is mainly about generating a sustainable income over the long term from my investments. At the same time, I will try to preserve and increase capital. Income mainly comes from the natural yield provided by investment trusts combined with the sale of accumulation units from my Vanguard fund. Here are some links to related articles:

Investing for Income - part 1 (individual shares)
Investing for Income - part 2 (investment trusts)
Investing for Income - part 3 (bonds & fixed income)

Q1 Capita UK Dividend Report (Apr 2013)
Q2 Capita UK Dividend Report (Jul 2013)
Capita UK Dividend Report 2013
Q4 2014 Capita Dividend Report (Jan 2015)
Q2 2015 UK Dividend Report (July 2015)

Vanguard All World Income ETF
IT Income Portfolio - August Update (2013)
IT Income Portfolio - End 2013 Review
IT Income Portfolio - Update (Aug 2014)
Investment Trust Income Beats Inflation (Oct 2014)
IT Income Portfolio - End 2014 Review (Dec 2014)
Vanguard UK Income Tracker - New Purchase (Mar 2015)
A Simple Low Cost Income Strategy (May 2015)
Selling Capital Units to Provide 'Income' (Aug 2015)
Collectives Income Portfolio - End 2015 Review (Jan 2016)
Vanguard UK Income Fund - One Yr On (Mar 2016)
Sale of Capital to Provide Income - Update (July 2016)
Collectives Income Portfolio - Update (July 2016)
Collectives Income Portfolio - End 2016 (Jan 2017)
Vanguard UK Income - Yr 2 Update (Mar 2017)


  1. Do you hold ITs in both your SIPP and ISA?

    1. Hi,

      Yes, I hold a variety of investment trusts in both SIPP and ISA and hold some - Edinburgh, Murray Intl. City of London - in both.