3 top dividend shares I want in my portfolio

Next week the Reserve Bank of Australia will meet once again to decide on the cash rate.

At this meeting the central bank will almost certainly hold rates at 1.5% for another month. In fact, many economists are predicting that this will be the case for at least the next 12 months.

Because of this, I think income investors ought to look beyond the paltry interest rates that are on offer from term deposits and savings accounts and consider the share market instead.

Three top dividend shares that I would consider are as follows:

National Storage REIT (ASX: NSR)

One of my favourite income options on the Australian share market is National Storage. Due to the storage giant’s defensive qualities and long-term growth plans, I think it is a great option for investors in these volatile markets. Based on its current share price, National Storage’s units offer a generous trailing 5.9% distribution yield.

Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL)

This retail group could be well worth a closer look given the massive dividend on offer with its shares. The company behind retail brands such as Rebel, Super Cheap Auto, and Macpac looks to be well-positioned to deliver another year of solid growth after its positive start to FY 2019. Despite this, its shares are still priced at just 10x trailing earnings and offer a trailing fully franked 6.7% dividend.

Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd (ASX: SYD)

Another dividend share that I think could be a great option for income investors is Sydney Airport Holdings. The operator of Sydney Airport has been experiencing strong growth in travellers passing through its gates this year. And with the Australian tourism boom showing no signs of slowing, I suspect that this trend could continue for some time to come. This could put the company in a solid position to continue increasing its dividend for the foreseeable future. Sydney Airport is expected to increase its dividend to 37.5 cents per stapled security this year, which equates to a yield of 5.6% based on its current share price.

And here are a few more dividend shares that could be among the best options on the local market right now.

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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Sydney Airport Holdings Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Super Retail Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended National Storage REIT. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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