Equity income investing is popular because of the regular payments of dividends, the possible tax benefit offered by franking credits, and low interest rates offered by traditional income sources such as cash deposits.
Investors can choose to invest in individual stocks that have historically delivered high dividends, or they can invest in a basket of stocks known as an Exchange Traded Fund or ETF. But not all high dividend stocks are worth it. In fact, high dividends have lured investors into investing in weak or failing companies.
So how can investors avoid falling into this trap? In this webinar Susan Darroch, Head of Global Equity Beta Solutions for Asia Pacific ex Japan at State Street Global Advisors joins Switzer TV to discuss why dividend investing is not just about high yield. Susan will explain the concept of sustainable dividend yield and why it’s important, and how investors can potentially protect their portfolios against market volatility through global equity income investing.
Topics covered will include:
- How Australian investors can look to generate a reliable income stream in their portfolio?
- What to look out for when investing in equity income products?
- How can investors use ETFs to gain global equity income exposure?
- What investors should consider when selecting a global equity income ETF?