From Contrarian Outlook: Right now, there are 2 fears giving first-level investors night terrors (and costing them huge gains and income).
From Tony Sagami: The economy added 222,000 new jobs in June, per the most-recent jobs report. That was the biggest increase since February. On top of that, the unemployment rate fell to 4.4%, from 4.7% at the beginning at 2017.
From Contrarian Outlook: Investors looking for the surest path to dividend growth typically look to the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. These are the supposedly “elite” dividend stocks within the S&P 500 that have not just paid but hiked their regular distributions at least once a year for a minimum of 25 consecutive years.
From Moby Waller: In December 2016, the Federal Reserve raised its Fed funds target interest rate for only the second time in over 10 years, the first time being in December 2015.
As low-to-negative interest rates plague yield-seeking investors, dividend-based strategies have continued to grow in popularity.
We see rising interest rates ahead, but this headwind for income equities doesn’t weaken the case for all dividend-paying stocks. BlackRock’s Richard Turnill explains why with the help of this week’s chart.
Large cap dividend ETFs continue to do their thing in 2016. Almost all of the largest funds are topping the S&P 500 this year with the SPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (NYSE:SPYD) and its 18% year-to-date gain leading the way.
From Zacks Research: ETFs that offer healthy returns through impressive price performances and have favorable dividend yields are always in demand.
Tyler Durden: Back in March, Howard Marks offered the following rather straight-forward assessment of exchange traded funds: “The ETF can’t be more liquid than the underlying, and we know the underlying can become highly illiquid.”
Michael Fabian: In the income investing universe, participants have a predisposition to focusing on ETFs with the highest headline yields. After all, income investors have a way of keying in on a yield that matches up with their spendable cash flow needs.
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