Financial Times - Lexiconhttp://lexicon.ft.comTerm of the Day from the Financial Times Lexiconen(PICS-1.1 "http://www.classify.org/safesurf/" L gen true for "http://www.ft.com/" r (SS~~000 1))&copy The Financial Times Ltd 2015 'FT' and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd. See http://www.ft.com/servicestools/help/terms#legal1 for the terms and conditions of reuse.client.support@ft.comTue, 16 Jun 2009 01:42:55 +0100Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:55:12 GMTNewspapers15http://lexicon.ft.comhttp://lexicon.ft.comFinancial Timeshttp://im.media.ft.com/m/img/rss/RSS_Default_Image.gifhttp://lexicon.ft.comincome investinghttp://lexicon.ft.com/Term?term=income investing<p><img style="float: left; border: 2px solid black; margin: 2px;" src="http://www.ft.com/cms/4164568e-3b14-11e3-a7ec-00144feab7de.jpg" alt="Traders" width="423" height="252" />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 income.</p> <p> </p> <h2>income investing in the news</h2> <p>In January 2013, investors were reported to be pouring <a title="Top tips for income investing - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ea0573a2-6a33-11e2-a3db-00144feab49a.html" target="_blank">cash into UK equity income funds </a>with an estimated £220m flowing into the sector in November 2012 alone, representing the largest inflows in five years.</p> <p>In June 2013 an asset manager warned that too many investors were chasing companies viewed as <a title="Don't chase pure income, warns Invesco Perpetual - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d78e0d64-cebb-11e2-8e16-00144feab7de.html" target="_blank">pure income plays</a>, and that some sectors had reached full valuation.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:22:40 +0100<p><img style="float: left; border: 2px solid black; margin: 2px;" src="http://www.ft.com/cms/4164568e-3b14-11e3-a7ec-00144feab7de.jpg" alt="Traders" width="423" height="252" />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 income.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>income investing in the news</h2> <p>In January 2013, investors were reported to be pouring <a title="Top tips for income investing - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ea0573a2-6a33-11e2-a3db-00144feab49a.html" target="_blank">cash into UK equity income funds </a>with an estimated &pound;220m flowing into the sector in November 2012 alone, representing the largest inflows in five years.</p> <p>In June 2013 an asset manager warned that too many investors were chasing companies viewed as <a title="Don't chase pure income, warns Invesco Perpetual - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d78e0d64-cebb-11e2-8e16-00144feab7de.html" target="_blank">pure income plays</a>, and that some sectors had reached full valuation.</p>