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What is the Best Way to Invest for Income?

Demand for income remains strong thanks to an increasing number of retirees, record low interest rates, lengthening life expectancies

Richard Whitehall 06.09.2017

According to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, Companies across the globe paid out $447.5 billion to shareholders in the three months to the end of June; up 5.4% year on year. This rise was driven by companies in the US, Japan and the Netherlands which saw record pay-outs.

Shareholders of US companies received 10% more cash than the previous year, totalling $120.7 billion in dividends pay-outs. US banks were particularly strong contributors, making up nearly $800 million of the $6 billion year on year increase. The transport sector was also strong, thanks to increased dividend payments from Delta Airlines and Fedex. Canadian dividends were even stronger than the US, up 14%. Energy stock Enbridge raised its dividend 15%, the largest contributor to the market.

Cashflow is king, with demand for income remaining strong thanks to an increasing number of retirees, record low interest rates, lengthening life expectancies. Yet, there remains significant conjecture about the best way to succeed in the pursuit of income, But before you decide the best way to invest for income, you must first consider what you are trying to achieve.

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Richard Whitehall  is a portfolio manager for Morningstar Investment Management

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