Westpac will pay its interim dividend nine days earlier on June 24 in a strategy that appears to be designed to get around Labor’s promised changes to the franking tax policy.
Forget property trusts, mortgage funds and term deposits. Investing for trong yield and total return, not just dividends, is the way forward for retirees.
Simply reinvesting distributions to benefit from compounding may not be the best strategy, as Susan Hely found out the hard way.
Yield funds that harvest high dividends were all the rage 12 months ago but they have typically underperformed the Australian sharemarket over the past year.
Avoid the yield trap. A high dividend isn’t always a good thing, it could even be a red flag.
It’s 20 years since Gerard first followed Paul Clitheroe’s advice, and he’s back with a $200,000 update … and another question.
NAB’s recent positive earnings surprise should reassure ASX investors that the major banks are not about to significantly cut their dividends any time soon.
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