What can income investors expect in 2020?
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There’s never been a better time to be a dividend investor than right now. It’s an idea that we here at The Motley Fool regularly champion, and data released today by Janus Henderson showed exactly why.
According to the asset manager’s latest Global Dividend Index report, total payouts from world stock markets clocked in at a mighty $355.3bn, up 2.8% in headline terms (and 5.3% on an underlying basis) and representing a fresh all-time record high.
However, it also said this:
"So what can stock investors expect in 2020? Well Janus Henderson says that it expects dividend growth to slow again next year — shareholder payouts surged 9.8% in headline terms in 2018, way better than that 2019 projection — whilst cautioning that many profits estimates look a tad heady too" but with interest rates so low they still think stocks are a good place to be in.
Could someone please explain the difference between the headline and underlying rates when it comes to dividends and why the differentials are opposite in UK an USA dividends.