Global equity income – ignore dividends at your peril

29 min read 27 May 21

The worst dividend environment since the Second World War is now behind us and we are seeing evidence of dividend growth resuming across a variety of countries and sectors. Dividends have tended to be forgotten in recent years due to the dominance of ‘new economy’ stocks, but income remains an important component of the total return from equities. Stuart Rhodes shares his thoughts on the dividend outlook globally and highlights the importance of taking a balanced approach to dividend investing to navigate the shifting sands of style rotation in the current market environment.

By Stuart Rhodes

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

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