The Macro View

Dividend Paying Stocks Have Appeal But Don’t View Them As Bonds

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  Conservative investors have historically invested in dividend-paying stocks to generate income and increase stability in their portfolios. The ability of these companies to pay a dividend is viewed as a sign of current financial strength and a forward-looking sign of positive expectations for growth and earnings, a perfectly reasonable assumption. However, many investors make… Read more »

Don’t Confuse Maturity With Duration

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Owning a Portfolio of Actively Managed Individual Bonds will be Critical in a Rising Rate Environment For advisors that allocate to fixed income (and we assume that to be most), the days of simply buying bond mutual funds/ETFs and having them sit essentially unmanaged in client portfolios are quickly coming to an end. Rising interest… Read more »