Original article by David Rogers
The Australian – Page: 23 : 20-Aug-20
The S&P/ASX 200 has gained two per cent since the start of the August reporting season. Investors have responded positively to earning results, dividend payouts and outlook guidance, as well as a rally in the S&P 500 and the continued strength of commodity prices. Indeed, dividend announcements were a common factor among many stocks that outperformed on 19 August; likewise, a lack of dividend payments contributed to some stocks being sold down.
STANDARD AND POOR’S ASX 200 INDEX, STANDARD AND POOR’S 500 INDEX