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During an economic slowdown, smaller companies usually have less credit access to sustain cash flows and thinner profit margins, which makes them more prone to cutting dividends. However, during market recovery, small value historically tends to outperform large caps. Matt Wagner explains why investors should consider pairing their high-quality large-cap stocks with small- and mid-cap stocks.

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Investors should expect further dividend cuts over the coming weeks and quarters. Matt Wagner analyzes our suite of dividend strategies for insight into the uneven impact of cuts and suspensions across markets.

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During the market’s latest sell-off, a strategy that sorts for quality dividend payers outperformed strategies targeting high yields. In anticipation of markets remaining volatile for the near future, Matt Wagner argues in favor of the defensive characteristics that have been exhibited by quality dividend payers.

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In the current market environment, the safety and sustainability of dividend payments has become an important topic. The forced shutdown of the U.S. economy caused a furious pace of dividend cuts from the most impacted businesses aiming to preserve cash. Matt Wagner breaks down the dividend trends that investors should watch closely.

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Despite valuation’s predictive power in forecasting long-term returns, many investors have shorter time horizons. Matt Wagner and Kara Marciscano explain how our quality dividend growth methodology can help investors strike a balance between screening for companies with profitability and growth, and valuations.

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Taking a step back from recent market volatility, rates have been trending lower since the late 2018 market correction, with the 10-Year Treasury at an all-time low. Matt Wagner explains why investors should consider mid- and small-cap dividend payers when diversifying income for equity portfolios in the current low-yield environment. 
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