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Factoid of the Day Monday, March 1, 2021
In February, the dividend-payers (385) in the S&P 500 Index (equal weight) posted a total return of 5.49% vs. 8.94% for the non-payers (120), according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. There are currently 505 stocks in the index. Year-to-date, payers were up 4.92%, vs. a gain of 8.08% for the non-payers. For the 12-month period ended February 2021, payers were up 26.61%, vs. a gain of 50.23% for the non-payers. The number of dividends increased in February totaled 72, up from 71 a year ago. Year-to-date, dividend increases totaled 105, down from 112 over the same period a year ago. One dividend was decreased over the first two months of 2021, up from zero cuts a year ago.
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California Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 85 3/3/2021
Deep Value Dividend Opportunity, 16 3/3/2021
Nasdaq® Dividend Achievers 25, 23 3/3/2021
Richard Bernstein Advisors Global Dividend Kings®, 37 3/3/2021
Richard Bernstein Advisors Tactical Series, American Industrial Renaissance®, 2021-1 3/3/2021
ETF Growth and Income, March 2021 3/4/2021
IPOX® 25, 1 3/4/2021
Clean Energy, 2 3/5/2021
Dividend Strength, 52 3/5/2021
Global Bond Income Closed-End, 37 3/5/2021
Interest Rate Hedge, 135 3/5/2021
New York Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 62 3/5/2021
Strategic Income Advantage Opportunity, Closed-End, 24 3/5/2021
Balanced Income Select, 100 3/9/2021
Covered Call Select Closed-End, 81 3/9/2021
Dow® Target 10, March 2021 3/10/2021
Income Dividend Equity Allocation (IDEA), 28 3/10/2021
Municipal Income Opportunities Closed-End, 67 3/10/2021
U.S. Infrastructure, 23 3/10/2021
Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF, 65 3/11/2021
Emerging Markets Strength, 51 3/12/2021
Innovative Financial and Technology, 4 3/12/2021
Leisure & Entertainment, 7 3/12/2021
S&P/Drucker Institute Corporate Effectiveness, 4 3/15/2021
Sabrient Small Cap Growth, 29 3/15/2021
Cboe Vest Large Cap Buffered, 17 3/16/2021
Capital Strength Buy-Write, 56 3/17/2021
Equity Income Opportunity, 16 3/17/2021
S&P Dividend Aristocrats Buy-Write, 16 3/17/2021
FT Income, 11 3/18/2021
Sabrient Dividend, 35 3/19/2021
Senior Loan Select Closed-End, 43 3/19/2021
Strategic Income Advantage Select, Closed-End, 97 3/19/2021
Worldwide Economic Recovery, 10 3/19/2021
Cboe Vest Large Cap Deep Buffered, 13 3/23/2021
Convertible & Income Select Closed-End and ETF, 6 3/25/2021
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