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They will probably rise. Our forecast (it’s a guess really) is favorable not only because stocks rise in seven out of every ten years, but also because election years have historically been good for stocks…
For investors who may be new to dividend investing, a tempting first place to look for ideas is with the highest-yielding dividend stocks. If dividends are the goal, the assumption is bigger dividends are better than smaller dividends.
On August 15, the 10-year Treasury note offered a yield of 1.52%. The S&P 500 offered a yield of 1.83% and the NASDAQ composite a measly 0.97%. Think those yields are low? More than $15 trillion of government bonds worldwide now trade at negative yields, with 10-year German government bonds recently hitting a low of -0.71%.