Friday, May 01, 2009

Dividend Payers Make Up Ground On S&P 500 Index

For the month of April, the dividend payers in the S&P 500 Index ($INX) generated a return of 17.87% versus the S&P 500 return of 9.57%. The non payers in the index did outperform the payers by generating a return of 20.21%. Over time though, dividend payers are less volatile and tend to have a better risk adjusted return.

Source: Standard & Poor's (xls)

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