ETF dividends and SMSF fees

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Question: I have been reading your articles on ETFs and my question is, do they pay dividends? I can see that the SPDR S&P/ASX200 (STW) pays a 4.23% return and assume the dividend is paid every six months. I can’t find any information for Vanguard All-World (VEU) or iShares Europe (IEU), do these two pay dividends? How do I find whether an ETF pays a dividend or not?

Answer (By Paul Rickard): Yes, they pay distributions. As an effective trust structure, they distribute in full (pass through) any dividends they receive.

Check the issuers’ websites (for example: www.ishares.com.au; www.vanguard.com.au; www.spdr.com.au)

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