Dividends4Life: Dividend payers outperformed non-payers this year

For the month and YTD, payers outperformed non-payers; payers were up 3.23% compared to nonpayers, up 1.68%. YTD, the rates are +11.87% and +10.17%, respectively, and the 12-month returns are a staggering +51.92% and +57.19%, respectively.

Beyond the S&P 500 (NY, ASE, NASD common), dividends were also very good. Dividend data for the month of April shows that increases are up 64.0% from April 2009, but are still 23.3% below April 2008. Decreases are down 85.8% from April 2009.

Source: S&P

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