Austock portfolio versus my model portfolio update 13 Oct 2011

Austock portfolio versus model portfolioIts been almost four weeks since  I last updated the performance of the two portfolios. There have been a couple of changes to stocks that are in the Austock portfolio since that time. ConnectEast Group (ASX: CEU) has been taken over and suspended from trading and WPG Resources (ASX: WPG), sold its iron ore assets to OneSteel Limited (ASX: OST), and returned capital of 42 cents and paid a special dividend of 63 cents to shareholders. As a consequence, its share price has fallen from around 80-90 cents to 10.5 cents. I’ve included both the capital return and special dividend as dividends for the Austock portfolio.

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Ten of the best high dividend yielding stocks

Top 10 Dividend StocksWith many commentators suggesting that investors need to focus on dividends with the share market being so volatile and capital gains so hard to come by, I’ve list ten high paying dividend stocks that look very attractive right now. With the market falling almost every day, if you can count on these dividends to continue and there’s every chance they could increase in future years, these stocks can provide a nice steady income and more than likely, a capital gain as well.

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