Metals tackle weak growth, meager dividend payouts

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Metals take weak growth in stride and dividend payouts look meager

By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group

Dividend Payouts Look Meager in 2020s

  • Dividend futures can reflect investor sentiment on economy.
  • Futures pointing to a mere 8% growth in payouts in 2020s.
  • The payout contrasts with growth projected at 50% in 2018.
  • Growth flatlines after rising 5.6% in 2020 and 2.6% in 2021.
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Will Coronavirus Impact Industrial Metals Markets?

  • Industrial metals’ prices have been largely stable despite weak growth.
  • Prices also holding their ground despite abundant supplies, coronavirus.
  • Traders expect demand to stabilize before too long.
  • Demand hinges on how rapidly Chinese growth recovers from virus.
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