How times have changed since the late 70s (Dividends)

In Financial competency, Financial planning on 31/05/2012 at 6:03 am

No this is not going to be a piece abt the governing PAP.  When I first started work, US stocks paid big dividends , and local stocks yields were “peanuts”.

iShares offers its longstanding MSCI Singapore Index Fund and more recently rolled out the MSCI Singapore Small Cap Index Fund. Both funds are heaviest in financial stocks, at 45% and 51% respectively, followed by 24% in industrials for EWS and 13% in that sector for EWSS.

Singaporean equities tend to have high dividend yields, which are somewhat reflected in EWS’ trailing yield of 2.74%. The iShares Web site shows an SEC yield of 4.14% for EWSS, but the fund is too new to have paid any actual dividends yet. This compares to a dividend yield of 2.01% for the SPDR S&P 500.

  1. are the 2 funds categorising REITs as financials? It appears to be the case for EWSS at least

  2. Last time policeman wear shorts, US golden age. Now it’s time for S’pore to enjoy golden age. That’s why higher div yield. Soon STI will give 6% div yield like in Mar 2009. Or maybe 8% div yield also can. No worries, just keep on buying. Sure can stop working in 15 years. Everyday party & sleep at 2am, wakeup at 11am.

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