Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Look Further Afield for Good Investment Opportunities; THE INDEPENDENT VIEW

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Look Further Afield for Good Investment Opportunities; THE INDEPENDENT VIEW

Article excerpt

AS THE UK's interest rates remain low, it is beneficial for investors to look abroad for more fruitful investment opportunities.

For those seeking an income from stocks and shares, the FTSE 100 index is currently only yielding about 3.3%.

In the first quarter of 2011, just 15 British companies were responsible for 84% of the pounds 15bn paid in dividends by UK businesses. These dominate just three sectors - pharmaceuticals, banks and miners.

During the financial crisis many companies suspended or cut their dividend payments.

In 2008, the top 10 UK dividend payers were responsible for more than 65% of the total income paid of the FTSE 100 index.

Meanwhile, Asia in particular saw far fewer dividend cuts than Europe, Britain and the US. Now, overseas opportunities are growing stronger.

Good global equity funds are currently yielding between 5-6%. Therefore, if you want to grow your wealth, beat inflation and get the satisfaction of knowing you are not reliant on lowly savings rates in the UK, then investing in global equity funds offers the opportunity to potentially do that. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.