5 Global Stocks for Income Investors

Global funds looking to produce an income stream for investors are increasingly looking away from UK and US firms. Here a quintet of dividend payers from overseas

David Brenchley 4 September, 2018 | 2:28PM
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Not long ago, it could be argued so-called 'global' equity income funds were just a blend of the blue-chip UK and US stock markets, with companies listed in those two jurisdictions holding a disproportional weighting in sector funds.

Latterly, however, these funds have had the opportunity to move away from these highly concentrated income-producing areas. The global dividend index tracked by Janus Henderson Investors shows global dividends have soared over 80% since 2009, when the index began.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Airbus SE99.72 EUR0.00
Artemis Global Income I Inc1.12 GBP-1.41Rating
AstraZeneca PLC8,367.00 GBP0.00Rating
British American Tobacco PLC2,556.00 GBP0.00Rating
Fidelity Global Dividend W Acc283.30 GBP0.07Rating
JPMorgan Global Growth & Income Ord446.00 GBP0.00Rating
Microsoft Corp336.63 USD0.00Rating
Murray International Ord1,118.13 GBP1.10Rating
Novartis AG74.24 CHF0.00Rating
Pfizer Inc52.40 USD0.00Rating
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,594.00 GBP0.00Rating
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd593.00 TWD0.00Rating
Veritas Global Equity Income A GBP204.51 GBP-0.47Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk