Global Dividend Index

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Global Dividend Index

2Q19

Key Takeaways

  • Total dividends reached $513.8bn in Q2, up 1.1% compared to a year ago.
  • This was a new Q2 record, although the rate of growth has slowed, impacted by a stronger dollar
  • Underlying growth was a more encouraging 4.6% in line with our forecast
  • Japan, Canada, France and Indonesia broke all-time records
  • Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index rose to a record 191.0
  • Forecast for the year unchanged at $1.43 trillion, an increase of 4.2% on a headline basis, or 5.5% on an underlying basis

What is the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index?

The Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index (JHGDI) is a long-term study into global dividend trends. It is a measure of progress that global firms are making in paying their investors an income on their capital, using 2009 as a base year with starting index value 100. It analyzes dividends paid every quarter by the 1,200 largest firms by market capitalization.

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