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U.S. Dividend Stocks Aren't Safe

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | | 0 comments »

Investors have been told to seek the safety of boring U.S. stocks with predictable businesses and attractive dividends to protect their money from Europe's debt meltdown and slowing U.S. economic growth. That strategy isn't bulletproof. DuPont(DD_), the U.S. chemical maker that's a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, saw its shares plummet as much as 7% today after the company cut its full-year profit forecast.

Job Curtis, manager of the Henderson Global Equity Income Fund(HFQAX_), understands why risk-averse investors have been brainwashed into believing U.S. large-cap stocks with big dividends are the best place to be. "Investors tend to favor their own markets, and the U.S. has loads of good companies," Curtis says from his London office. "But even the large U.S. companies are multinationals. You can find comparable companies in global markets."

Source: The Street

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