HSBC (LSE: HSBA) (NYSE: HSBC.US) supports one of the most attractive dividend yields in the FTSE 100. At current levels, the bank supports a dividend yield of 4.6% and the City has a yield of 4.8% pencilled in for next year.
A plethora of companies have been complaining that their earnings have suffered from the strength of the pound. Sterling rose by over 15% against the dollar in the 12 months to July 2014, though it has pulled back somewhat since.
Bonds are a slow and steady way of protecting your wealth - in theory, you'll always get back what you put in, plus interest. This is not always the case, but, for the most part, bonds are considered to be a safe investment.
Hence, I always keep an eye on his holdings for promising investment ideas. HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) (NYSE: HSBC.US), NEXT (LSE: NXT) and Provident Financial (LSE: PFG) are three Woodford picks that all delivered double-digits earnings growth ...