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Dividend-paying equities

With the prospect of rising rates, investors can no longer focus exclusively on the bond market for income-generating solutions. Dividend-paying equities can provide investors with income, and rising dividend payout ratios, coupled with a consistently growing economy, could result in attractive returns.

Economic Expansions and Recessions
Deploying corporate cash: Dividend payouts could rise
 
  • As cash has accumulated on corporate balance sheets over the past few years, companies have found themselves in a better position to return cash to shareholders in the form of dividends.
  • While dividend payout ratios remain fairly low, dividends may begin rising as the economy continues to improve and business confidence is restored.
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Corporate Profits and Leverage
Yield Alternatives: Domestic and Global
Deploying Corporate Cash

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