Investors hungry for dividends can buy individual stocks, or a dividend-focused mutual fund or exchange-traded fund. Kiersten Essenpreis
Lured by the prospect of steady income, investors are pouring billions into these inflation hedges without always understanding how they work
Dividend stocks have become the new darling on Wall Street, and investors looking for income are pouring billions of dollars into them.
These securities are considered a good buffer during times of market volatility. They also are seen as an inflation hedge, considering that S&P 500 dividend growth has outpaced inflation since 2000.
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