9% and 11% dividend yields! Should I buy these UK shares for my ISA today?

first_img 2020 has proved to be a colossal challenge for dividend investors. Hundreds of UK shares have cut, postponed, and/or cancelled shareholder payouts in response to the Covid-19 crisis.Investing conditions could remain difficult well into next year too, as coronavirus cases keep rising and mass lockdowns re-emerge.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Recent data shows the rate of dividend declines has eased in recent months. But UK share investors aren’t out of the woods yet. Link Group expects “further sharp declines” in this quarter and the first three months of 2021. Its hopes of a bounce-back beginning next April could also come under threat if the global economy fails to rebound.Treading carefully with UK sharesWe at The Motley Fool believe the 2020 stock market crash provides a brilliant investing opportunity. It allows long-term UK share investors like me to buy top-class quality stocks that plummeted in value during the melee. They can then make a fortune in the eventual economic recovery. They’ll rise in value as corporate profits improve and market confidence rebounds.But clearly dividend investors need to be extremely careful. The global economy hasn’t faced a challenge like this for generations and even the biggest British companies are scrambling to conserve cash. More than half of FTSE 100 shares reduced or stopped paying dividends following the Covid-19 outbreak. Those looking to keep enjoying healthy income flows over the next couple of years could still end up disappointed.Dividend yields of 9% and 11%The following UK shares have caught my eye on account of their gigantic near-term yields. But are they brilliant buys or dangerous investment traps? Let’s take a look:BP has long been a favoured stock among dividend-hungry UK share investors. Its exceptional cash flows have meant shareholder payouts have historically bounded past the FTSE 100. I fear, though, the tide has finally turned after the oil giant cut dividends in August. And I believe it’ll struggle to reclaim its former glories. It’s not just the threat of growing market oversupply in the short-to-medium term that BP faces. I believe the transition to green energy will throw up additional, and colossal, problems for the Footsie firm. This is why BP’s 11% dividend yield for 2020 doesn’t appeal to me.Trans-Siberian Gold looks like a rock-solid dividend share for the next few years. And the best thing is that today it carries a dividend yield north of 9% for 2020. I’m confident that gold prices should keep rising during the medium term at least. I also like Trans-Siberian because of its low cost base, its robust track record of production, and its high ore grades (these came in at 7.4 grams per tonne in the third quarter). Finally, at current prices, this gold-producing UK share trades on a bargain-basement forward P/E ratio of 7 times. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more