Map shows dividend yields for the following equity markets:
- U.S. 1.4%
- Global 1.9%
- Emerging markets 2.5%
- Emerging Americas 5.8%
- Emerging Europe 2.9%
- Emerging Asia 2.1%
- South Africa 3.4%
- Developed markets ex U.S. 2.9%
- Canada 2.7%
- Developed Europe 2.9%
- Japan 2.3%
- Australia 4.5%
- Developed Asia Pacific 2.5%
Sources: MSCI, FactSet, and Wells Fargo Investment Institute, as of March 31, 2022. Yields represent past performance and fluctuate with market conditions. Current yields may be higher or lower than those quoted. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Canada: MSCI Canada Index, U.S.: MSCI U.S. Index, Emerging Americas: MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Latin America Index, Developed Europe: MSCI Europe Index, Emerging Europe: MSCI EM Europe Index, Emerging Asia: MSCI EM Asia Index; Japan: MSCI Japan Index, Developed Asia Pacific: MSCI Asia Pacific, Australia: MSCI Australia Index, South Africa: MSCI South Africa Index, Global: MSCI ACWI Index, Developed Markets: MSCI World ex USA Index, and Emerging Markets: MSCI Emerging Markets. An index is unmanaged and not available for direct investment. See “Index Definitions and Asset Class Risk Disclosures” link above for index definitions.
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- We view dividend yields in many regions outside of the U.S. as attractive.
- Amid a dearth of positive real yields from global government bonds, dividends remain an important source of income for investors.