In times of volatility, total returns from a high-dividend company may outperform the market. The current environment represents such a time, as shares struggle to post meaningful gains despite a strong reporting season in 2011. But caution must be exercised to determine whether these yields are sustainable.
Information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute financial product advice. You should obtain independent advice from an Australian financial services licensee before making any financial decisions. Although ASX Limited ABN 98 008 624 691 and its related bodies corporate ("ASX") has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information as at the date of publication, ASX does not give any warranty or representation as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information. To the extent permitted by law, ASX and its employees, officers and contractors shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising in any way (including by way of negligence) from or in connection with any information provided or omitted or from any one acting or refraining to act in reliance on this information.