Which ASX 200 dividend shares have investors been heavily trading this week?

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This week has seen some interesting trends on the ASX boards. For one, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has enjoyed a week of relatively solid gains, in stark contrast to the volatility we saw in the weeks prior.

As it stands at the time of writing this Friday, the ASX 200 has managed to eke out a gain of roughly 0.75% for the week thus far.

But which shares have ASX investors been buying and selling this week, specifically dividend-paying shares? That’s what we’ll be checking out today.

Most days here on the Fool, we check out the ASX 200 shares that are dominating the trading volume charts. This gives us a fair indication of which ASX 200 shares investors have been buying and selling with the most enthusiasm.

3 heavily traded ASX 200 dividend shares this week

Our first ASX dividend share that investors have been heavily trading this week is Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS). Telstra has topped the volume charts several times this week, including yesterday.

The Telstra share price has had a rather lousy week, which could explain this. The telco is down significantly more than the ASX 200 since Monday, despite today’s modest bump. But this falling share price has pushed Telstra’s running dividend yield higher. Its annual 16 cents per share payouts represent a fully franked yield of 4.26% on current pricing.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) is another ASX 200 dividend share investors have been trading with enthusiasm this week. It’s topped the volume charts a couple of times. Like Telstra, this has mostly been on the negative side though.

Since Monday, South32 shares have fallen a nasty 3.2%. But in some good news, this fall has pushed up South32’s current and fully franked dividend yield to 1.74% at the time of writing.

Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC) is our third ASX 200 dividend share that’s been popular with investors this week, going off of trading volumes at least. Continuing the trend we see on this list, Alumina has also had a very tough week.

It’s fallen from around $2.27 on Monday morning to today’s share price of $2.06 apiece. However, that puts Alumina’s running dividend yield at a meaty 4.07% (replete with franking) at the present share price.

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Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen owns shares of Telstra Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Telstra Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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