Why I still love dividends - and you should love them too

Key points

- Dividends are great for investors. They augur well for earnings growth, provide a degree of security in uncertain times, are likely to comprise a relatively high proportion of returns going forward and provide a relatively stable source of income.

- Including reinvested dividends, the Australian share market has surpassed its 2007 record high.

- It’s important that dividend imputation is not weakened in Australia to ensure dividends are not taxed twice.

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Five great charts on investing

Key points

- Successful investing should be simple but increasing rules, regulations, choices and social media are making it anything but. At its core, it is still simple though.

- These five great charts focus on critical aspects of investing: the power of compound interest; the investment cycle; the roller coaster of investor emotion; the wall of worry; & time is on your side when investing.

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