In the past 16 months, Telstra shares are up 18%, plus investors have received 44 cents in dividend payments, a total return that soundly beats the S&P/ASX 200 Index, and many other popular blue chip ASX shares, including Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX:IAG) and Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC).
It goes to show, in this low interest rate environment, you just can’t keep a good fully franked dividend stock down.
Telstra is the poster-child for high yielding stocks, but for investors willing to escape the comfort of term deposits, there are plenty more quality dividend-paying shares where it came from.
Do you feel lucky?
Bruce Jackson has an interest in Telstra Shares