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Dividend dogs vs diamonds: Part 4 – the American dream

14/06/2019 · AT&T (T)  · Coca-Cola (KO)  · Exxon Mobil (XOM)  · IBM (IBM)  · Merck (MRK) 

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In the final instalment of our mini-series on dividend investing, we’ve looked across the pond for income opportunities. With UK income investing uninspiring, can the US provide better returns?


UK investors hunting for growth are frequently told of the superior returns on offer in the US. Evidence for those claims is not hard to find: FAANG growth, unicorn valuations and Warren Buffett’s success are just a handful of examples of the vast amounts of money to be made by investing in America.

It is far less frequent that British investors on the hunt for income are told to look stateside. Historically, FTSE companies have been decent dividend payers, capable of making up for less than inspiring growth by lining investors pockets with a little extra income. But the domestic pickings are getting slimmer: high valuations of quality companies have left investors with a measly yield, while high yielding companies come with the unwanted risk of a dividend cut. As we mentioned in part three of our mini-series in income investing, UK mid-caps could be the answer to the UK’s dividend woes. Or, we could look stateside.

There’s no denying that the…

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