Why dividends are so important

By Anton Tagliaferro |  09 May 2018
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Of late, the headlines on dividends have been primarily focused on the proposed removal of some of the more favourable tax treatments should the Labor Party get elected to power. While franking credits on dividends certainly enhance the attraction of dividends received from Australian companies to many investors, we believe there are many other important reasons why the dividend income earnt from an equity portfolio will always remain an important element to consider when constructing an equity portfolio.

In our opinion, there are three key reasons why dividends have always been and will continue to be an important component for investors to consider:

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