Earnings, Dividends and Valuation

Earnings, Dividends and Valuation Chart showing the deviation of the S&P 500 Index against its trend line. The U.S. stock market needs earnings growth to rise this year. Image: Fidelity Investments

Valuation – Relative P/E High vs. Low Dividend Yield Stocks

Valuation – Relative P/E High vs. Low Dividend Yield Stocks This chart suggests that stocks that pay large dividends haven’t been so cheap since around 1980, relative to low dividend yield stocks. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Dividend Yield of MSCI ACWI Stocks

Dividend Yield of MSCI ACWI Stocks Currently, more than 1,100 global stocks are paying dividends above the average yield of global government bonds. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch

Dividends and Buybacks vs. Free Cash Flow

Dividends and Buybacks vs. Free Cash Flow Dividends and buybacks have exceeded free cash flow levels again, thanks to low interest rates. But companies cannot spend more than they earn forever. Image: Capital Group