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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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As fear spreads throughout the markets, it pays to step back and think about what drives long-term stock returns: dividends. Jeremy Schwartz examines the history of dividend growth during volatile times.

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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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The stock market is having a moment of truth. A two-week window in late August/early September witnessed so-called “Minimum Volatility” strategies lose their luster, underperforming Value by 4 percentage points. Could this value trend continue?

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In his 2018 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Buffett wrote that stock performance converges with business performance over time if the original purchase price is not excessive. Jeremy Schwartz and Kara Marciscano make the case for our quality dividend growth strategy, with aggregate profitability that is comparable to Berkshire’s equity portfolio and a valuation below the S&P 500.

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