Why You Should Consider the US for Dividends

The S&P 500 index yields 2% - but a good US equity income fund manager can double that. So where can you find income across the pond?

Emma Wall 11 September, 2013 | 1:17PM

It is no secret that the S&P 500 has significantly rallied since its lows in March 2009. In the first half of this year the index seemed to hit an all-new record high every week.

But the US can also be a source of income as well as growth, and well diversified income at that.

Historically, US companies favoured share buybacks as a way of getting rid of excess cash. But now companies across the board are rewarding shareholders in the form of dividend payments. 

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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