Why Equity Dividends?

There are a number of reasons for investing in income-generating equity strategies. First of all, income dividend strategies seek to deliver more consistent pay-outs than broad market equity indices and aim to provide more stable income generation for investors who require regular cash flows. Secondly, equities can help to mitigate the impact of inflation through growth in the dividend itself, and finally, dividend strategies can provide a reduced level of volatility compared to broader equity exposures.


Reasons to consider Equity Dividends


1BlackRock 30/09/15: Comparison of dividend yield of the S&P/ASX 200 Index and S&P 500 Index as at 30 September 2015.
2BlackRock 30/09/15: As measured by the average difference between the realised annual gross and net distribution yield of IOZ over the 4 years to September 2015.
3BlakRock 30/09/15: Comparison of MSCI World Index (in USD) total return of 67.36% and price return of 29.21%.


Fund Name

iShares S&P/ASX Dividend Opportunities ETF

Index Name: S&P/ASX Dividend Opportunities Index

Management Fee




What: The Fund aims to provide investors with the performance of the Index, which seeks to provide exposure to high dividend paying companies in Australia, while meeting diversification, stability and tradability requirements.

How: The Index has been designed to serve as a benchmark for income seeking investors investing in the Australian equity market.

Why: In anticipation of higher than average dividend income and low portfolio turnover.

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