EQUITY INSIGHTS

Janus Henderson
Global Dividend Index

Key Takeaways

  • Dividends grew 2.8% on a headline basis to a third-quarter record of $355.3bn, up 5.3% in underlying terms
  • US dividends hit an all-time record, while Canada and Japan hit Q3 records; the UK was boosted by one-off special dividends
  • Australia saw a big decline in dividends, and China showed weakness too
  • No change in forecast for 2019 – Janus Henderson expects a record $1.43 trillion in dividends, up 3.9% year-on-year, equivalent to 5.4% on an underlying basis
  • 2020 likely to see a moderation in dividend growth given the global economic environment

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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