It may seem counterintuitive but companies that have cut their dividends can be good sources of future income.
Europe may lack well-known tech giants but its industrial heritage, combined with emerging technologies, should mean it is well-placed for the next wave of innovation.
Demand for income remains strong but investors may be taking on more risk than they realise. We look at how to generate a sustainable income yield across asset classes.
We see scope for positive progress in 2018 as corporate profitability improves, inflation remains low and stock fundamentals become more important in driving share prices.