Why I love dividends and you should too

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Dr. Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist of AMP Capital is a regular media commentator on major economic and investment market issues. Read his latest article on Why I love dividends and you should too.

Key points:

  • Dividends are great for investors as decent dividends augur well for earnings growth, they provide a degree of security in uncertain and volatile times, they are likely to comprise a relatively high proportion of returns going forward and they provide a relatively stable and attractive source of income.
  • If dividends are allowed for the value of an investment in Australian shares has surpassed its 2007 record high.
  • It’s important that dividend imputation is retained in Australia to ensure dividends are not taxed twice and companies continue to pay out decent dividends.

Read the full article on the AMP Capital website here.

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