A Record Dividend Payout: Did You Collect Your Fair Share?

It’s the best of times for dividend-stock investors.dividend payout
More companies are paying dividends than ever. These dividend payers are paying more dividends than ever.
Liberty check payers are also paying record amounts. Enroll now to earn 10x more income than the average dividend payer.
Dividends hit a record high in 2018. Global corporations paid $1.37 trillion in dividends last year, according to data compiled by Janus Henderson (NYSE: JHG).
Records are made to be broken. Global corporations are well on their way to exceeding 2018 totals.
The first quarter was marked by a record dividend payout. The same was true for the second quarter.
Global dividends totaled $513.8 billion compared with $508.1 billion a year ago.
No surprise here: North American corporations were the most prodigious dividend payers.
U.S. corporations led the charge, paying a record $121.7 billion during the second quarter, up 3.9% year over year.
U.S. tech companies have risen to dividend kings over the past decade. U.S. tech companies paid $35.5 billion in dividends – double the $17.1 billion paid just six years ago in the second quarter of 2013. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) were among the top 20 dividend payers in the second quarter.
Dividend-stock investors will always want to vet the U.S. landscape for opportunities. But they should not let the border limit their horizon.
More foreign corporations are hopping aboard the dividend payout bandwagon. Janus Henderson’s data show that the greatest dividend payout growth occurs elsewhere.
We need look no further than to our neighbors to the North.
Canada might appear a minor dividend contributor in the grand scheme of dividend payers, but it’s a high-growth contribution. Canada corporations paid $11.1 million in dividends in the second quarter – a record amount and a 10.6% year-over-year increase.
Japan was another notable dividend payer. Dividends paid by Japanese companies rose more than 10% year over year.
High-growth, but speculative – that’s how many investors perceive emerging markets. Perhaps it’s time for the perception to change.
Emerging-market dividend payers had the fastest growth among all dividend payers – up 12.6% year over year. Emerging-market companies paid $35.8 billion in the second quarter. Russian companies accounted for $7 billion of the total. An additional $5.5 billion emerged from Indonesia.
It’s never been a better time to be a dividend-stock investor.
The same is true for liberty-check investors.
A record amount in liberty checks was paid in 2018. Even more will be paid in 2019.
Dividends or liberty checks? You be the judge.
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