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income investing

Income investing in its broadest sense refers to any form of investment which can generate a cash income in the form of dividends, interest or capital gains. Income investing can therefore refer to a strategy of buying shares in a company that pays dividends. It can also, when the term is used broadly, encompass investments in bonds or even property. Usually, however, the term is used to refer to equity income investing, and would often encompass the practice of re-investing dividend...