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Factoid of the Day Wednesday, April 1, 2015
In March, the dividend-payers (420) in the S&P 500 (equal weight) posted a total return of -1.15%, vs. 0.55% for the non-payers (82), according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. There are currently 502 stocks in the index. Year-to-date, the payers were up 1.16%, vs. a gain of 6.49% for the non-payers. For the 12-month period ended March 2015, payers were up 13.44%, vs. a gain of 16.74% for the non-payers. The number of dividend increases in March totaled 24, up from 21 a year ago. Year-to-date, there were 130 increases, up from 128 a year ago. Year-to-date, there were four dividend cuts, which matched the four cuts in Q1’14.
 
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Core Three Closed-End Allocation, 20 4/2/2015
Covered Call Select Closed-End, 49 4/2/2015
Senior Loan & Limited Duration Closed-End, 57 4/2/2015
Senior Loan & Ltd Duration Opportunities Closed-End, 35 4/2/2015
U.S. Equity Closed-End, 16 4/2/2015
Dividend & Income Select Closed-End, 49 4/6/2015
Equity Income Select, 44 4/6/2015
New Jersey Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 40 4/6/2015
Strategic Income Select Closed-End, 22 4/6/2015
Interest Rate Hedge & ETF, 8 4/7/2015
Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF, 28 4/7/2015
California Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 41 4/8/2015
Deep Value Dividend, 6 4/8/2015
Dividend Growth, 9 4/8/2015
Global Bond Income Closed-End, 17 4/8/2015
Richard Bernstein TS Merger & Acquisition, 2015-1 4/8/2015
Senior Loan & Limited Duration Plus Closed-End, 98 4/8/2015
Defensive Equity, 32 4/10/2015
Dividend Strength, 27 4/10/2015
Dow® Target 10, April 2015 4/10/2015
Dow® Target 5, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Dow® Target Dividend, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
European Target High Quality Dividend, 5 4/10/2015
Global Target 15, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Income Allocation Closed-End, 2nd Qtr 20015 4/10/2015
MLP Closed-End Fund and Energy, 44 4/10/2015
S&P Target 24, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
S&P Target SMid 60, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Tactical Income, 36 4/10/2015
Target Diversified Dividend, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Dividend Multi-Strategy, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Double Play, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Focus Four, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Global Dividend Leaders, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Growth, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target Triad, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Target VIP, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
Value Line® Target 25, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/10/2015
60/40 Strategic Allocation, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/14/2015
75/25 Strategic Allocation, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/14/2015
Diversified Fixed Income ETF, 22 4/14/2015
Banking Opportunity, 17 4/15/2015
Cybersecurity, 1 4/15/2015
Global Dividend, 42 4/15/2015
First Trust ETF Allocation, 12 4/16/2015
Global Equity Income Closed-End, 42 4/17/2015
Investment Grade Select Closed-End, 53 4/17/2015
Nasdaq® Dividend Achievers 25, 4 4/17/2015
Natural Gas, 24 4/20/2015
Select DSIP, 2nd Qtr 2015 4/21/2015
Tax Exempt Municipal Income Intermediate, 16 4/21/2015
Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Top 50, 18 4/22/2015
MLP Closed-End, 5 4/24/2015
Tax-Advantaged Municipal Closed-End, 43 4/24/2015
Alternative Income, 12 4/27/2015
Balanced Income, 48 4/27/2015
Limited Duration Fixed Income ETF, 10 4/28/2015
Inflation Hedge Opportunity, 25 4/29/2015
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