Soledad Investment Management
Global Dividend Insights
For many foundations and individual investors, the usefulness of a portfolio lies in its ability to provide cash flow to support charitable activities or to cover living expenses. Like a wise orchard farmer, investors are looking to harvest apples from the branches without damaging the orchard. This article will explore how dividend is the key to managing wealth in terms of sustainable spending and how global dividend paying stocks, in particular, are a great equity investment for a sustainable spending strategy.
Where are the Global Winners?
In today's ber-dreary and volatile global market condition, it can be difficult to imagine how the various markets around the world will eventually right themselves. It is worth noting, however, that the global market has righted itself before, from predicaments that seem just as, if not even more, dire than what we face today. Think Thailand and Korea in 1997, Mexico in 1994 and the Dot-Com Bubble in 2000. The following is the latest in our annual Global Price to Earning (P/E) analysis. It is part of our on-going effort to find compelling investments from around the world.
Where is the Next Rising Tide?
The S&P 500 and Russell 3000 seems closer to fair value than Europe though there may be some room left to appreciate. At the opposite extreme lie several emerging markets, including Russia, Asia ex-Japan, Mexico, and India. While emerging markets may have captured investors? attention because of their projected economic growth potential, we think developed countries may be a source for compelling investments for long term patient value investors.