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Real assets: the ‘sweet spot’ in sustainable income

It’s a newish term, ‘real assets’, but it is increasingly resonating with investors. Legg Mason explains how these assets – such as property, infrastructure and utilities – benefit a portfolio. In the fourth white paper of a five-part series, ‘Income

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How Aussie equities can add sustainable income

As a generally high-dividend market, helped along by our dividend imputation system, Australian equities offer a good option for investors seeking a sustainable income stream, such as retirees. But not all dividends are the same. Legg Mason Global Asset Management

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Income investing: why diversification matters

In the second of a series of four research papers on income investing (we published an extract from the first last week), Legg Mason says that, for retirees in particular, sticking to the “well-worn path of term deposits and annuities”

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SMSFs maintain steady asset allocations

Some commentators have pointed the finger at self-managed superannuation fund trustees, accusing them of exacerbating the housing affordability problem by borrowing heavily and bidding up the price of residential property. However, new figures suggest there is no evidence for that

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Quality stocks the key to sustainable dividends

Investors looking to grow income from dividends must adjust their focus and concentrate on the quality of the company and the sustainability of dividends not the payout ratio, according to investment manager Martin Currie Australia, a Legg Mason affiliate. Leading

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