How significant are dividends to your return streams?

by : David M. Haviland | POSTED: Mar02, 2017 | CATEGORY: Equity, Retirement f

For the last 15 years, 30.3% of U.S. equity, 54.4% of developed International equity and 26.9% of emerging market equity returns have been due to dividends. A caution...beware of industry concentration in sectors such as REITs, Utilities and MLPs.

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Source: Capital Group, 2017 Outlook, Navigating a World in Transition. January 2017, page 6.

 

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