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Asia’s cash-rich firms more resilient in this year’s equity selloff

“In Japan, we have seen efforts over recent years, promoting corporate governance, including increasing share buybacks, dividends through government policies.”” reports businessinsider.com. An analysis of top 200 Asian firms based on their cash and short-term investments showed they outperformed the broader MSCI Asia-ex-Japan index during the market crashes in 2008, 2013 and 2015.He said South Korea, China and Japan appear to be the safer markets in terms of cash balances in Asia.”We may see some of those improvements in the return on equity (through dividends and share buybacks) that we…

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Dividends rise 5.1pc to third quarter high

“Buoyant corporate earnings helped companies shrug off recent market volatility to deliver a record-breaking quarter for dividends” writes Greg Clark for telegraph.co.uk. Payouts to investors jumped 5.1pc to a third quarter record of $354bn (£276bn), driven by “the continuing strength of the world economy”, asset manager Janus Henderson revealed.Although earnings growth is expected to come under pressure next year as the global economic outlook darkens, dividends should remain “well supported”, predicted Ben Lofthouse, Janus Henderson’s head of global equity income. UK dividend growth slowed to 3pc in London’s most important…

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Falling dividends, like GE’s, could hurt this retirement income strategy

“Here’s what you need to know about using dividends in your retirement income strategy” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. A strategy that aims to generate steady income in retirement is looking less certain as General Electric announced it would cut its quarterly dividend in 2019.The company announced it would trim the dividend to a penny per share starting next year, marking the second cut to its dividends in a year.”With dividends, your retirement income is susceptible to the whims of the board of directors or the profitability of the company,”…

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Crypto News 

Coinex Crypto Exchange to Pay Long Term Dividends in Bitcoin Cash

“Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinex has announced that it will pay out coinex token (CET) holders long-term dividends, or interest, in bitcoin cash (BCH)” writes Tamer Sameeh for livebitcoinnews.com. If a user’s CET are on their Coinex account, the dividends will be calculated in BCH and allocated directly to their account.On October 1st, Coinex announced on the company’s website that it is going to pay out long-term dividends to all users holding enough CET locked in their Coinex accounts.The exchange has its native token, CET, which can be freely traded…

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All Americans would get an income boost under this new plan to share the country’s riches

“Sovereign wealth funds in Alaska, Norway, and the Persian Gulf all benefit from a high ratio of oil-and-gas income to population” writes Peter Barnes for marketwatch.com. Accordingly, in this case the sovereign wealth fund would have realized about eight percentage points of return by engaging in a transaction of this type.The paper proposes a giant U.S. sovereign wealth fund that would pay equal dividends to all Americans, thereby supplementing insufficient wages with a reliable flow of income.There is nothing new about sovereign wealth funds; there are more than 80 of…

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AUD News Oil 

Santos restarts dividends after return to profit

“Santos suspended dividends in 2016 when slumping oil prices forced it to focus on slashing debt that by the end of prior year had swollen to about US$4.7 billion” writes Robb M for marketwatch.com. Santos recorded a net profit of US$104 million for the first half of the year against a year-earlier loss of US$506 million when it absorbed impairment charges against the value of its assets. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Global dividends jump to record high in the second quarter amid trade war concerns

“Global dividends jumped 12.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter to $497.4 billion, hitting a new record, according to a report on the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index” writes Michael Nagle for cnbc.com. The index, which analyses the dividends paid by the 1,200 largest firms by market capitalization, ended the quarter at a new record 182.0, meaning that global dividends have risen by more than four-fifths since 2009. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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How your loved ones can cash in on the 0% tax rate on long-term capital gains

“After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), many individual taxpayers still qualify for the 0% federal income tax rate on long-term capital gains and dividends” writes Bill Bischoff for marketwatch.com. She could have up to $50,600 of adjusted gross income (including long-term capital gains and dividends) and still be within the 0% rate bracket.He could have up to $69,700 of adjusted gross income (including long-term capital gains and dividends) and still be within the 15% rate bracket.Before the new law, individual taxpayers faced three federal income tax rates on…

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As companies sweeten dividend payouts, this is what investors need to know

“While its dividend yield is still a modest 1.56 percent, for the many investors who own the stock, a climbing dividend is a welcome development” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. On May 1, Apple announced a long-awaited dividend increase.The average dividend increase is also climbing compared to the recent past. “Companies are increasing dividends faster in 2018.”.  Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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