S&P 500 Dividend Payers / Non-Payers Around First Fed Rate Cut

S&P 500 Dividend Payers / Non-Payers Around First Fed Rate Cut The chart shows that S&P 500 dividend payers have outperformed non-payers around the first Fed rate cut and 12 months later, because they are more attractive than bonds. Picture source: Ned Davis Research

S&P 500 Dividend Yield vs. 10-Year Treasury Yield since 2009

S&P 500 Dividend Yield vs. 10-Year Treasury Yield since 2009 This chart shows the gap between S&P 500 dividend yield and the 10-year Treasury yield since 2009. Keep in mind that investing is not just a competition between stocks and bonds. But for the first time since 2017, the dividend yield on US stocks is equal…

What if Companies Paid Dividends Instead of Buybacks?

What if Companies Paid Dividends Instead of Buybacks? The S&P 500 Total Return (dividends reinvested) would have been 10% lower if buybacks subbed with dividends. But, are stock buybacks a good thing for shareholders? Yes, if done at a price below the intrinsic value of the company. Buybacks are a good substitute for dividends, because…

Why Are Dividends and Buybacks Hitting Record Highs?

Why Are Dividends and Buybacks Hitting Record Highs? Corporate stock buybacks and dividends are booming, thanks to the tax cuts and low interest rates.Unfortunately, artificially low interest rates are associated with unnecessary debt and a rise of corporate debt-to-GDP since the Great Recession.