Passive income: how to live comfortably in retirement from dividend stocks

first_imgPassive income: how to live comfortably in retirement from dividend stocks “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephens I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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All investors make mistakes when buying equities, with the outcome of all your investment decisions unlikely to be positive all of the time.As such, whether you are building a retirement nest egg or are already retired, diversifying your portfolio across a wide range of companies could be a shrewd move. Not only does it reduce the risk of a poor performance from one of your stocks impacting negatively on your overall portfolio, it provides you with the opportunity to broaden your holdings to a wider range of growth opportunities which may benefit your passive income level in the long run.ReinvestmentWhile it is tempting to spend all of the income you receive from your portfolio, reinvesting it where possible could be a good idea. Reinvesting dividends may enable you to capitalise on the market’s periodic downturns, where share prices offer wider margins of safety and higher dividend yields. It may also mean that your portfolio grows in size at a faster pace so that it is easier in the long run to generate a worthwhile passive income which increases at an above-inflation pace.Although investing in shares can be viewed as risky by some individuals, they offer a relatively high level of passive income which could grow at a fast pace in the long run. Since many stocks are currently undervalued following the recent stock market correction, now could be the right time to build your retirement portfolio. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Muros Grounded Due to Lack of Danger Warnings

first_imgzoom Spain-flagged bulk carrier Muros, which grounded off Norfolk in December 2016, ran into trouble following a change of route to an unsafe area and lack of warnings of danger, according to UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).An investigation into the incident, which occurred on December 2 while the ship was sailing from Teesport, UK to Rochefort, France, showed that the vessel was following a planned track across Haisborough Sand.The passage plan in the electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) had been revised by the second officer less than 3 hours before the grounding and it had not been seen or approved by the master.A visual check of the track in the ECDIS using a small-scale chart did not identify it to be unsafe, and warnings of the dangers over Haisborough Sand that were automatically generated by the system’s ‘check route’ function were ignored, MAIB said.The investigation revealed that the second officer monitored the vessel’s position using the ECDIS but did not take any action when the vessel crossed the 10 meter safety contour into shallow water. Although the bulker’s electronic navigation equipment was functioning correctly, the echo sounder had been switched off shortly after leaving Teesport.Furthermore, the efectiveness of the second officer’s performance “was impacted upon by the time of day and a very low level of arousal and she might have fallen asleep periodically,” MAIB said, adding that the disablement of the ECDIS alarms removed the system’s barriers that could have alerted the second officer to the danger in time for successful avoiding action to be taken.At the time of the grounding on Haisborough Sand on the east coast of UK the ship was loaded with fertiliser. Attempts to manoeuvre clear of the shallows were unsuccessful but the vessel was re-foated 6 days later with tug assistance.There were no injuries and no pollution, but damage to Muros’s rudder necessitated the vessel being towed to Rotterdam, Netherlands, for repair.MAIB also concluded that the ECDIS on board Muros had not been used as expected by the regulators or equipment manufacturers.After investigated several grounding incidents in which the way the vessels’ ECDIS was confgured and utilised was contributory, the Board launched a safety study, in collaboration with the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board, designed to more fully understand why operators are not using ECDIS as envisaged.last_img read more

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