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Audaxer wrote: »
If you are at the accumulating and growing the pot that makes sense, but if you were retired and taking income it might be seen as a nice bonus to have invested just before ex-div date and get an early dividend.
coastline wrote: »
Should be possible to set up a global equity fund paying a 3% dividend to aid a retirement income. The UK has been consistent in this area for decades although it has underperformed in recent years. Europe has also been a decent region for dividends.https://www.schroders.com/en/sysglobalassets/digital/insights/2018/charts/2019-outlook-uk-equities/uk_dividend_yield_versus_its_history_and_other_regions.jpghttps://www.schroders.com/en/insights/economics/outlook-2019-uk-equities/
The UK gets negative reviews of late but if you set the chart to 10 years or more it has held its own until the last few years.https://www2.trustnet.com/Tools/Charting.aspx?typeCode=NM990100,NASX
There's also concerns about inflation and market downturns.https://seekingalpha.com/article/439171-has-dividend-growth-kept-up-with-inflation
There wasn't that much damage during the financial crash.https://www.linkassetservices.com/images/uk-div-1.png
Audaxer wrote: »
... but if you were retired and taking income it might be seen as a nice bonus to have invested just before ex-div date and get an early dividend.
EdSwippet wrote: »
I have trouble seeing how that view makes sense. Getting some of your money returned to you in short order as a dividend is not a bonus. In fact, it's worse than a bonus if that return of capital is now miraculously transformed into taxable income.
cogito wrote: »
Personally, I’m a big fan of this one.https://evenlodeinvestment.com/funds/evenlode-global-income-fund
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