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Growth strategies have long overshadowed dividend strategies. However, changing macroeconomic conditions have turned the tables and dividend investments are enjoying their time in the sun. While this coincides with value’s long-awaited comeback, value and dividend stocks have distinctive characteristics. We believe that dividends deserve to stay in a portfolio even when economic conditions improve. By adopting a fundamental approach to identify companies that can consistently pay and grow their dividends, investors could achieve long-term real return generation throughout the investment cycle.
While there are reasons to be both positive and negative about global equity markets, a more cautious case is gathering momentum. Inflation is now 8.5% year-on-year in the US, while GDP expectations are being revised downwards. Most cycles of tightening by the US Federal Reserve end in recession and this may be no different.
This article by Aegon AM's global equity income team explains why a dividend-focused global equity strategy is worth considering in such an uncertain environment.