Dividends: From insane to ludicrous

Contemplating shares paying extremely high dividends? Be careful.

Summary: After recent price falls the cash and after tax yields on Australian shares are “insane” and a narrower mix of high yield shares even more “ludicrous”.

Key take-out: High yields are compelling versus debt investments. Overall they mostly signal an oversold share market. Be aware of extra risks chasing a narrower mix of top yielding shares.

Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Strategy.

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