Further to last weeks mention of this new offering from Vanguard, I have done a little more research to establish the companies which make up the top holdings. The index consists of over 1,000 holdings but here is a list of the main players which make up just under 40% of the index.
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I am happy with the quality of these leading global income providers and have today purchased my usual 'half ' and will add to this should the share price fall back in the coming months. The purchase price was £31.60.
The forecast yield is 4% and will derive from a diverse mix of sectors including financials 22.6%, consumer staples 12.7%, health care 11.4%, energy 11.0%, industrials 10.0% - lesser weightings come from IT, telecoms and utilities.
Here is a link to the FTSE All World Index for those who may wish to have a closer look at this one.
As ever, please DYOR.