How to Avoid Dividend Cuts
Part of a successful dividend investing strategy is avoiding companies that cut their dividends. In this video, senior portfolio manager Scott Davis explains how he identifies those companies that may be likely to slash dividend payments. Davis focuses on three things: free cash flow coverage of the dividend; the health of the company’s balance sheet; and the degree of volatility in the stock’s price.
Dividend Growth in a Low Yield Market
In a lower interest rate environment where bond yields are also depressed, the quest for yield becomes more pronounced, and a strategy emphasizing dividend growth is well-positioned to provide it. Peter Vanderlee, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at ClearBridge Investments, delves into the quest for yield and examines a strategy that focuses on dividend growth.