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Dividend growth will underpin US equity outlook

If we assume a 2 per cent dividend yield, which is the 10-year median, the S&P500 could exceed 2,400 before the next US president is inaugurated in January 2017.

IN today's age of income investing, the income growth properties of the US equity market are particularly compelling. Sustained dividend growth should continue to support US stock market performance, and I believe that the S&P 500 Index is capable of exceeding 2,400 before the inauguration