You can be paid huge amounts of cash to own the ASX dividend shares in this article in your portfolio.
If you’re trying to generate income then the RBA’s official interest rate of 0.25% isn’t going to do much for you unless you’re just protecting capital though the coronavirus crisis.
But there are some ASX dividend shares which will handsomely reward you for owning them over the years:
WAM Research Limited (ASX: WAX)
WAM Research has a grossed-up dividend yield of 11.1%. It has increased its dividend every year since the GFC. There are few shares that could have provided as much dividend income to investors over the past 10 years. I think it’s one of the best ASX dividend shares.
It’s a listed investment company (LIC) that invests in undervalued small and medium businesses. It has generated lots of profit in the past, which allows the LIC to steadily pay out a growing fully franked dividend.
One pleasing factor is that it usually holds a high cash balance for downside protection and opportunities.
Naos Emerging Opportunities Company Ltd (ASX: NCC)
Naos Emerging Opportunities Company has a grossed-up dividend yield of 13.8%. It hasn’t decreased its dividend in its fairly short existence. Recently it has been maintaining the dividend, but there was a string of increases before that. With such a high yield, just maintaining the dividend would be great from this ASX dividend share.
Naos is another LIC that invests in shares with market capitalisations under $250 million. It’s finding those shares that are undiscovered to the rest of the market. It’s then able to turn some of those capital gains into a solid dividend. Those small caps hopefully have a lot of growth potential.
Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG)
Australian resource shares are known for being decent ASX dividend shares through the cycle. In the good times they are dividend cash machines.
As long as the China-Australia relationship remains amicable then Fortescue should be able to keep generating solid returns and paying those big dividends.
It currently offers a trailing grossed-up dividend yield of 11.5%. That’s a very solid yield in the current world.
Which ASX dividend share to buy
Fortescue’s yield does look attractive, but you’re up for commodity risks if you go for that one. It’s hard to pick a winner of the other two ASX dividend shares. WAM Research is trading at a sizeable premium to its net assets, though I like the cash position and added diversification that WAM Research’s portfolio has.