Kera Van Valen CFA, co-Portfolio Manager of the Grant Samuel Epoch Global Equity Shareholder Yield Funds, recently spoke to CNBC about investing in dividend-paying stocks.

Kera made three key points:

  • Stocks that pay dividends have, over long periods, outperformed stocks that do not
  • Dividend-paying stocks are often less volatile because they have less “duration” or interest-rate sensitivity
  • If the long-term return expectation for equities is in the high single digits, why not ask for the majority of that return up front?

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