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The Impact of a Dividend Cut

May 22, 2017 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Equity Income and Dividends

The Impact of a Dividend Cut
Dividend growers and initiators have outperformed non-dividend paying stocks as well as the S&P 500 geometric equal-weighted total return index. But selecting dividend growers/initiators can be improved upon by avoiding companies that reduce their dividends before that action....
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Strong Growth in India Consumer Sector

May 15, 2017 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

Strong Growth in India Consumer Sector
Consumer durables have been growing at a healthy pace in India and by 2025, India is predicted to rise from the twelfth to the fifth largest position in the consumer durables market in the world....
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Rising GDP Differential Continues to Signal Better EM Performance

May 08, 2017 | Author: Edward Kerschner, CFA | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

Rising GDP Differential Continues to Signal Better EM Performance
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that emerging markets (EM) gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.1% in 2016 vs.1.7% for developed markets (DM) - a 2.4% growth differential, up from 2.1% in 2015. Historically, when EM GDP growth accelerates quicker than DM GDP growth (i.e., the EM to DM growth differential increases), EM equities have usually outperformed....
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Investing for Income? Focus on the Right Companies

May 01, 2017 | Author: Edward Kerschner | Categories: Chart of the Week, Equity Income and Dividends

Investing for Income? Focus on the Right Companies
Dividends are an important part of total return, and historically, have proven to be a consistent source of returns for the S&P 500 Index throughout each decade. However, within that universe, companies that are able to initiate and grow dividends have outperformed....
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EM Earnings are Bouncing Back

April 24, 2017 | Author: Edward Kerschner | Categories: Chart of the Week, Emerging Markets

EM Earnings are Bouncing Back
After two years of double-digit earnings declines, Bloomberg consensus forecast that emerging market (EM) earnings are growing again, which would mark the first three years of back-to-back annual earnings growth since 2007....
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