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Why does high-yield in reference to bonds signal greater risk to investors, but high-dividend...

Why does high-yield in reference to bonds signal greater risk to investors, but high-dividend yield in reference to equities does not, wonders a fund strategist. When it comes to dividend ETFs, it pays to consider total return first, writes Paul Britt, as the yield and performance can vary ... widely.
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  • That's an easy one.

     

    Because we are idiots.

     

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    28 Nov 2012, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • People who need income for retirement look at yield and dividend consistency. People who are many years from retirement should take a very serious look at total return.
    28 Nov 2012, 04:19 PM Reply Like
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