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We just entered the second half of an extremely volatile year. Matt Wagner analyzes the factor performance scorecard from the first half of the year to see what has worked in this unprecedented market environment so far.

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The stock market repeated history, sort of. Jeff Weniger discusses the parallels between the 1990s dot-com bubble and the current market and what lessons investors should consider applying.

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Dividend payouts have been under pressure globally. Matt Wagner explains why the uncertain path of recovery from the pandemic for the global economy favors a well-diversified global portfolio for harvesting income.

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Many investors are wondering if banks will cut their dividends. A main reason for the lack of regulatory action on U.S. dividends thus far is the Fed’s annual stress tests as the determinant for dividend decisions, which are scheduled to be released on June 25. Matt Wagner discusses the possible outcomes of the test and what it could mean for the financial sector.

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There is a dividend futures market for the S&P 500, and market expectations are rising. Jeff Weniger explains why dividend strategies may become attractive sooner than the market expects.

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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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