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Dividend Yield Big Winners

This is information requested by richjoy, it's about why Dividend Yield outperformed Dividend Growth during the past five years and mostly during the financial crisis.

Consumer Discretionary is the biggest sector, after that Materials. That's the kind of thing investors run from during market volatility.

Dividend Yield Big Winners

Dividend Yield With Above Average Quality        
11/22/08 Start Date      
         
Ticker Name Start End Pct
JWN Nordstrom Inc. 7.05 31.84 351.73
FCX Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. 9.52 39.35 313.35
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 13.82 37.5 171.38
IGT International Game Technology 7.3 18.63 155.1
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc. 11.37 27.54 142.19
MDP Meredith Corp 10.84 25.27 133.06
LTD Limited Brands Inc. 5.55 12.87 131.9
WHR Whirlpool Corp 28.92 67.05 131.86
DRI Darden Restaurants Inc. 12.59 28.97 130
EMN Eastman Chemical Co 12.38 28.11 127.02