Three global dividend plays for clients' portfolios

Three global dividend plays for clients’ portfolios


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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