Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index - November 2017

Global highlights

  • Dividends surged 14.5% to $328.1bn, the fastest headline growth rate in three years, a record for Q3.
  • Underlying growth was 8.4%, the highest level in almost two years, with every region seeing an increase.
  • Forecast for 2017 upgraded to a record $1.249trillion, up 7.4% in headline terms and 7.3% in underlying terms

What is the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index?

The Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index (JHGDI) is the first of its kind, 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. It analyses dividends paid every quarter by the 1,200 largest firms by market capitalisation.

Global dividends jumped 14.5% on a headline basis, easily the fastest increase in any quarter over three years, pushed higher by special dividends. Underlying growth, which adjusts for movements in exchange rates, one-off special dividends and other factors, leapt ahead by 8.4%, the fastest such increase in almost two years.

Hong Kong, Australia, and Taiwan all posted new quarterly records. The US growth remained strong, and the UK rebounded after lagging behind global peers over the last year; China showed a third consecutive year of weakness.

All figures as of 29.09.2017, Janus Henderson Investors

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

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Glossary of terms

Headline dividends – The sum total of all dividends received.
Headline growth – Change in total gross dividends.
Special dividends – Typically, one-off payouts made by companies to shareholders that are declared to be separate from their regular dividend cycle.
Underlying dividend growth – Headline dividend growth adjusted for special dividends, change in currency, timing effects and index changes.

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