Increasing portfolio quality is a theme many investors flock to during periods of recession, which can potentially lead to higher valuations. Jeremy Schwartz provides investors with a potential solution that seeks to tilt their portfolio toward quality while avoiding high valuations.
Just as the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone has earned its reputation for the consistency (not size) of its eruptions, dividend payments and growth have maintained a similar reputation. Matt Wagner makes the case for investors to consider dividends for a long-term investing strategy.
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.
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.