Dividends Paid Reach a New High
S&P 500 companies spent a record amount on dividends in 2022, giving shareholders a more immediate return on capital as this chart dating back to 1999 clearly displays:
Source: Strategas, January 18, 2023
It’s an increase of more than $50B over 2021 (the highest amount on record), with many analysts predicting dividend payments to increase yet again in 2023.1 History suggests dividend paying stocks weather volatility better than non-payers, fighting inflation.2
At Bahl & Gaynor, we are convinced dividends are a good way to supplement income and improve your portfolio’s growth potential. We’ve spent nearly 33 years refining our unique income growth, outcome driven approach based on long-term investment in carefully selected, high-quality, dividend growth equities. Our goal is to provide a growing stream of income for our clients to hedge against inflation and provide peace of mind as they save for retirement.
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