Unemployment Rate Down Due To Participation Rate Decline
Companies Lowering Earnings Guidance For Third Quarter
Changing Tax Rates And Dividend Paying Stock Performance
With the looming fiscal cliff facing investors at the start of 2013, the marginal tax rate on dividends would increase to as high as 43.4% versus the current 15% rate. Investors are asking if this substantial increase will negatively impact the performance of dividend paying stocks. Copeland Capital Management recently published a white paper analyzing the impact of changing tax rates and the performance of dividend paying stocks vis-à-vis the overall market. The firm's research concluded:...
Where Hedge Funds Are Allocating Their Investments
Dividend Payers In S&P 500 Index Continue To Grow
Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst for S&P Dow Jones Indices, recently noted the number of dividend payers in the S&P 500 Index has grown to 402 companies. This number reaches a level last seen in 1999. For 2012, thirteen companies have initiated dividend payments to date....