Dividends4Life: It’s Not Too Late To Buy Dividend Stocks

It’s Not Too Late To Buy Dividend Stocks

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | | 0 comments »

Income-seeking investors have long had a difficult time, given that interest rates have been so low for so long. And with bond yields falling even more this year than many people thought possible, the resulting flight to yield and safety has pushed prices of many dividend stocks to lofty levels. But it’s still not too late to consider dividend stocks — if you really need the income.

As you can see, the two S&P 500 SPX, -0.09% sectors that have risen the most so far this year are telecommunications and utilities, which are well-known for high concentrations of stocks with high dividend yields. Katie Nixon, the chief investment officer at Northern Trust Wealth Management, recently described investors’ clear preference for dividend stocks and high-yield bonds this year, and warned that investors’ psychology can “make you do things at precisely the wrong time.”

Source: Market Watch

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