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The low-down on the low dividend yields on offer today

Loose monetary policies still being deployed by systematically important central banks have perpetuated the low-yield environment of the past years

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While investors might feel they have no choice but to take on the risk in order to generate the income they need, given the mean reverting nature of financial markets and where valuations stand at this juncture, proceeding with caution and lightening up on risk would be the route I would advocate.

A LOW-yield environment has challenged investors and savers alike for the past few years.

Given the synchronised growth seen in the global economy in 2017, many would be forgiven for thinking that the environment today has changed as yields have historically tracked economic strength

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