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Dividend Sanity In An Insane World

Published Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:48:32 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in. – John D. Rockefeller
As bond yields are declining to record low levels and the negative-yielding debt reaching unprecedented levels, investors are looking for opportunities that can provide a stable stream of cash flows. Due to the escalation of the trade war and global recession fears, investors have been turning to bonds, and this has negatively impacted the bond yields. On Aug. 27, 2019, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 (SPY) exceeded the 30-year Treasury rate for the first time since March 2009 – the period when the global economy was experiencing recession.

With dividend yields becoming higher, income-seeking investors can consider adding stocks or ETFs that have high dividend potential to their portfolio. In the long run, some dividend-paying ETFs have outperformed the broader market index (SPY). One of the top-performing dividend ETFs is Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG), which has generated almost 6% higher return than the broader market (SPY) over the past five years.

Investing in ETFs offers access to a diverse set of dividend-paying companies so that the risk associated with owning a single stock is reduced. However, picking the right stock also can help boost portfolio returns. Though stock selection would require considerable research, the returns also can be tremendous. One approach is to pick stocks that have been consistently increasing... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND 103.22   0.0 0.00 3.37 3.31
HOME DEPOT 233.80   23.3 10.04 5.44 2.33
SPDR S&P 500 ETF 301.29   0.0 0.00 5.42 1.82
VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF 120.84   0.0 0.00 0.00 1.58

ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND - DVY
ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND - DVY  


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