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For the income investor

WHEN ARE DIVIDENDS PAID

This is a calendar from Patersons showing which month of the year higher paying income stocks actually pay their dividends. This is not when they go ex dividend but when they actually pay out. Any retiree dependent upon the income from their equity investments will be only too familiar with this timetable because if they held just one stock they would be only getting two dividend payments are year. So they try to spread the payments over the 12 months using this calendar. You can see why the CBA and Telstra are held by almost everybody, because they pay their dividends three months out of sync with the other big dividend paying banks. And you can see why some income investors will hold REITs and infrastructure

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