Saturday, May 04, 2013

Investors' Continued Search For Yield

In this low interest rate environment, investor search parameters on Google indicate investors have a propensity for dividend paying stocks at this point in time. Last week we noted in our post, Sector Rotation May Be Underway, that the defensive sectors in the S&P 500 Index generated strong outperformance versus the more cyclical sectors this year. A common characteristic of these defensive sectors is they comprise some of the better dividend yielding stocks. A caution for investors is many of the stocks within the defensive sectors are trading at historically high valuations on a price to earnings basis.

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