Beyond Bulls & Bears

Will 2018 Be a Record Year for US Dividend Increases?
Equity

Will 2018 Be a Record Year for US Dividend Increases?

Since the passage of US tax reforms last December, some US companies have chosen to reward investors by boosting dividends. Citing sectoral trends, our investment leaders from Franklin Equity Group explain why they think that trend is likely to continue in select industries.

Why US Tax Reform Could Drive Dividends Higher
Equity

Why US Tax Reform Could Drive Dividends Higher

“Our research suggests that companies that grow their dividends tend to experience greater long-term stock price appreciation than companies that maintain their dividends or don’t pay one at all. And we have found that a consistently rising dividend tends to be an indicator of solid earnings growth, a resilient business model and a commitment by management to return cash to shareholders.” – Don Taylor, Franklin Equity Group

Dividend “Achievers”: Most Likely to Yield?
Equity

Dividend “Achievers”: Most Likely to Yield?

After years of favoring growth and momentum stocks, many equity investors have turned their attention to value-oriented shares so far in 2016, ...

Will Market Volatility Put Rate Rises on Hold—for Now?
Equity

Will Market Volatility Put Rate Rises on Hold—for Now?

Most pundits thought 2016 was going to be the year when the United States moved closer to interest-rate normalization. The interest-rate hike ...

Demystifying—and Defeating—Deflation
Equity

Demystifying—and Defeating—Deflation

Consumers who have been raised to fear inflation may find it hard to understand why falling prices could ever be negative. Like many things in ...

October’s Market Ups and Downs Put Into Perspective
Equity

October’s Market Ups and Downs Put Into Perspective

Global equity markets went on a rollercoaster ride in October, although given the cauldron of global issues that were brewing for some time and ...

Dividend Season Scorecard
Equity

Dividend Season Scorecard

As consumers gear up for the upcoming holiday shopping season, many investors in individual equities are eagerly anticipating another season that, ...

Rates, Dividends and The Laws of Gravity

Rates, Dividends and The Laws of Gravity

Speaking of Dividends

Speaking of Dividends

Dividends: The Next Bubble?

Dividends: The Next Bubble?

Playing the Dividend Yield Field

Playing the Dividend Yield Field

A Taylor-ed View of Dividends

A Taylor-ed View of Dividends