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Bob Carey
Chief Market Strategist
Brian Wesbury
Chief Economist
Investment Insights
Factoid of the Day Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In August, the dividend-payers (424) in the S&P 500 (equal weight) posted a total return of 3.99%, vs. 5.44% for the non-payers (78), according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. There are currently 502 stocks in the index. Year-to-date, the payers were up 11.33%, vs. a gain of 14.01% for the non-payers. For the 12-month period ended August 2014, payers were up 32.80%, vs. a gain of 34.36% for the non-payers. The number of dividend increases in August totaled 26, up from 18 a year ago. Year-to-date, there were 280 increases, up from 270 a year ago. There were no decreases in August, and none a year ago. Year-to-date, there were six decreases, down from 11 a year ago. Year-to-date through July, Equity Income mutual funds reported net cash outflows totaling approximately $3.60 billion ($400 million of net outflows in July), while Equity Income ETFs experienced net cash inflows totaling approximately $2.62 billion ($668 million of net inflows in July), according to data from Lipper.
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Global Deep Value Dividend, 3 9/3/2014
Investment Grade Select Closed-End, 50 9/3/2014
New York Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 27 9/3/2014
Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income, 14 9/3/2014
Senior Loan & Limited Duration Plus Closed-End, 94 9/3/2014
Tax-Advantaged Municipal Closed-End, 41 9/3/2014
Investment Grade Multi-Asset Inc 10-20 Year,14 9/4/2014
Dividend Strength, 24 9/5/2014
Equity Income Select, 41 9/5/2014
Interest Rate Hedge, 87 9/5/2014
Richard Bernstein Advisors Global Dividend Kings®, 11 9/5/2014
Utilities Select, 31 9/5/2014
International Capital Strength, 22 9/9/2014
Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 63 9/9/2014
SMid Capital Strength, 22 9/9/2014
California Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 34 9/10/2014
Dow® Target 10, September 2014 9/10/2014
European Deep Value Dividend, 3 9/10/2014
Financials Select, 48 9/10/2014
Global Dividend, 39 9/10/2014
Health Care Select, 34 9/10/2014
Income Allocation Closed-End, September 2014 9/10/2014
Richard Bernstein Adv Tact, Japan Opportunities 2014-3 9/10/2014
Target Diversified Global Allocation, 13 9/10/2014
Target High Quality Dividend, 7 9/10/2014
Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF, 25 9/11/2014
Senior Loan and Dividend Growers, 5 9/11/2014
Tax Exempt Municipal Income Intermediate, 12 9/11/2014
Defensive Equity, 29 9/12/2014
Strategic Dividend Select, 16 9/12/2014
Tactical Income, 32 9/12/2014
Municipal Income Closed-End, 60 9/15/2014
Strategic Dividend Plus, 19 9/15/2014
Diversified High Income Closed-End, 17 9/16/2014
High-Yield Income Closed-End, 65 9/16/2014
Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Dividend, 15 9/17/2014
Richard Bernstein TS American Indstl Renaissance 2014-4 9/17/2014
Capital Strength, 26 9/19/2014
Equity Income, 44 9/19/2014
Market Strength Allocation Plus, 21 9/19/2014
Target Global Value Dividend, 1 9/19/2014
Corporate High Income, 12 9/23/2014
High-Yield Closed-End and Short Treasury ETF, 14 9/23/2014
Brookmont Equity Dividend, 1 9/24/2014
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