The Dividend Report - June 2022
Dividends Become Hot Commodities
Suddenly, everyone is looking for solid dividend payers. Going back to the start of 2020, companies paying a high dividend have outperformed companies with low dividend payouts.
Dividends were already seeing an increase in interest. Still, wild gyrations in the market (which is moving at least 1% a session at the greatest frequency since 2008) are nudging investors even further to seek the safety of higher-yielding positions.
Moving out of Cash
For a large portion of 2022, investors had settled on companies with a lot of free cash, lifting the Pacer US Cash Cows 100 exchange-traded Fund (ETF) higher for the year.
While cash has been king, it is also a real-life victim of runaway inflation, and at some point, it has to be put to work. That makes for a serious dilemma when the stock market is in the firm grip of a bear market.
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