Collect Dividends and Ignore Growth Concerns, says JPMorgan

US equities are only up a modest 1.8% in the last 18 months but the average investor in could have picked up a further 3.3% in dividends

J.P. Morgan Asset Management 20 June, 2016 | 12:02PM
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Morningstar's "Perspectives" series features investment insights from third-party contributors. We hear from JP Morgan Asset Management Chief Global Strategist David Kelly and JP Morgan Asset Management US Equities Client Portfolio Manager Christian Preussner.

Global stock markets may be stuck in the doldrums, but collecting dividends from equity holdings looks like a far better strategy than relying on the barren fields of cash and fixed income. In particular, an optimistic outlook for dividend growth in US equities could make them an interesting alternative for UK equity income investors fatigued by slumping dividends.

UK dividends fell by 5% in the first three months of the year, dividends are actually growing in the US

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management  is the investment arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and it is one of the largest active asset managers in the world.