Three global dividend plays for clients' portfolios

Three global dividend plays for clients’ portfolios

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Alan Porter, manager of the Securities Trust of Scotland, highlights three of the best global equity income opportunities out there.

The IMA Global Equity Income sector was founded on 1 January 2012, making it one of the youngest in the industry. It is also among the fastest-growing: it was the fifth-best seller of the 36 sectors in 2012, with £1.4bn in net retail sales, and the fourth best in 2013, with £1.8bn. Indeed, the sector’s popularity has been such that it has become fashionable to see it as a ‘crowded trade’. However, a look at valuations suggests otherwise. The MSCI World High Dividend Yield index comprises 300 high yielding stocks, with growing and well-covered dividends. It is still cheap compared with th...

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