Posts By: Darren A. Jaroch

What rising rates mean for stock dividends

Although rising interest rates will likely taper demand for dividend-paying stocks, we have seen a significant expansion in the universe of companies with the ability and willingness to pay a dividend. The high-yielding sectors — the so-called “bond proxies” — … Continue reading »

For stock dividends, growth potential matters

Analyzing dividend-paying stocks focuses on more than just yield. It’s important to differentiate companies that can simply support a dividend from those that can potentially grow the dividend in the short or long term.

Opportunities emerge as macro risks fade

The fading risks of a major deleveraging event in Europe and a hard economic landing in China, along with partial progress on U.S. budget issues, may encourage investors to take a new look at opportunities in equities.