Although the slow burning fuse of a good dividend yield will fuel your portfolio over the longer run, everybody needs a blast of growth. These fourstocks could deliver it, although they have a few issues to get over first. Plus, a bonus income-generating idea
Aviva(LSE: AV) has started sputtering into life, rising 56% over two years, although growth has flattened lately.
This is a company in turnaround mode, but its Q3 interim statement suggest the corner is in sight, with new business up 15% year-on-year to 690m, and strong performance in Europe and Asia.
As emerging markets slow, Avivas lack of Asia exposure may now be a plus.
Ive been predicting a Barclays(LSE: BARC) fightback all year, and mercifully, its finally happening. Its up more than 7% in the last week, helped by surprisingly lenient leverage ratio rules from the Bank of England.
Its Q3 results beat expectations with a 5% increase in profits before tax to nearly 5bn. Barclays still has far to go to restore its reputation, not to mention its dividend, and its investment banking division looks burnt out.
But really, do you think it wont get there?
On The Monitise
Mobile payments could be the future, and Monitise(LSE: MONI) is a good way to play it. Again, this company has suffered recent troubles, as profits slipped and Visa exited its investment in the company.
At todays 31.75p, Monitise has fallen sharply from its 52-week high of 82.75p. But that makes now a tempting entry point.
UBS recently issued a buy recommendation, with a target price of 80p. If youre feeling brave, simply light the blue touch paper
Britains biggest retailer Tesco(LSE: TSCO) has imploded, messily, before our very eyes. If you believe in investing at the point of maximum pain, heres your chance.
Early noises suggest new boss Dave Lewis has grasped the scale of the challenge, and selling off its banking arm and Asian businesses could raise the billions Tesco needs to conquer the high street again. Hold on tight.
One for luck
After recent wobbles, the Santa rally is on. Trading at 13.69 times earnings, the FTSE 100 is hardly overvalued. It has had a troubled year, down 4% so far, but that gives it a nice platform to spring back.
Buying a low-cost index fund such as db x-trackers FTSE 100 UCITS ETF(LSE: XUKX), which charges just 0.09% a year, is a safer way of tapping into todays stock markets long-term growth potential.
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Harvey Jones has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Monitise and Tesco. We Fools don’t all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.