The recent selloff in dividend stocks represents a buying opportunity, says dividend fund...

|By:, SA News Editor

The recent selloff in dividend stocks represents a buying opportunity, says dividend fund manager Judith Saryan. She's expecting an eventual hike in the dividend tax rate, but to levels far below those for ordinary income. For now, she's steering clear of "frothy" utilities (XLU) and consumer staples (XLP), and looking more to dividend "growth" rather than "yield." Top picks: SNY, LYB, WFC, QCOM.