On Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced that inflation had surged 1.8% higher in the third quarter, taking the headline inflation rate for the past 12 months to an eye-watering 7.3%. For some context, this is the highest quarterly print since June 1990.
So what does this mean for income investors? Particularly those who rely so heavily on yield?
Well, capital appreciation aside, it means that higher inflation is eating into real yields. For example, if a stock has an annual yield of 6%, at this rate, you are still losing a significant percentage of your hard-earned cash.
So in this episode, Livewire’s Ally Selby was joined by Plato Investment Management’s Dr Don Hamson and Wheelhouse Partners’ Alastair MacLeod for their analysis of five of the highest-yielding stocks on the ASX.
And just in case you were wondering, all of these stocks have one-year forward yields, including franking, at or higher than Wednesday’s print.
Note: This episode was filmed on Wednesday 26th October 2022. You can watch the video, listen to the podcast, or read an edited transcript below.