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Why one manager is bullish on a dividend boom

Are investors looking at a dividend bonanza in 2021? According to Dr Don Hamson, portfolio manager of the Plato Australian Shares Income strategy, the drought may be coming to an end. According to the one of the leading active income investors in the country, investors in the S&P/ASX 200 index are looking at an improved…

Staff Writer | 25th Mar 2021 | More
Three stocks that delivered for Sage Capital in December

Most fund managers would probably prefer smooth sailing in their first 18 months of operation, not a global pandemic and the most volatile period for equity markets in recent history. But Sean Fenton of Sage Capital, which is backed by the growing Channel Capital group, welcomed the volatility. The fund, which started in August 2019…

Staff Writer | 8th Feb 2021 | More
Iron ore banks Fortescue’s hydrogen ambitions

So, Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG) shareholders have learned that their company is to become a hydrogen and steel superpower. Andrew Forrest, the founder, non-executive chairman and largest shareholder of Fortescue, says Fortescue will lead the way in building a steel-making industry in Australia, making “green” steel – zero-carbon steel, using zero carbon-dioxide-emissions energy. There…

James Dunn | 3rd Feb 2021 | More
  • ASX update; second wave hits Europe

    Financials, miners hit as the second wave hits Europe, RBA guidance, strong open ahead The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) fell to a three month low on Tuesday, down 0.7%. The sustained sell off has been driven by signs of a second wave engulfing Europe and the potential for another round of economic restrictions. Materials (-0.2%) was…

    Drew Meredith | 22nd Sep 2020 | More
    3 unlikely stocks to get your dividend fix

    One of the main themes that played out this reporting season was the absence of company dividends. The cash doled out by the largest 50 ASX listed companies was by in large withdrawn to conserve capital during the pandemic. A study released this week by Janus Henderson looked at the dividends paid out recently by…

    Ishan Dan | 25th Aug 2020 | More
    Reporting season enters its final week – August 24 – 28

    Company reporting season is in its final stretch with roughly two-thirds of the ASX 200 having reported and another +40 companies still to go.

    Ishan Dan | 25th Aug 2020 | More
  • Financial Planner’s market update – AMP cleans house, ASX 200 to open higher, Trump relents

    The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) overcame a weak lead from overseas markets to finish 0.3% higher, behind another rally in Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES), up 1.5%.

    Drew Meredith | 24th Aug 2020 | More