Nearly 300 banks reduced or eliminated dividends since the start of the financial crisis; now...

|By:, SA News Editor

Nearly 300 banks reduced or eliminated dividends since the start of the financial crisis; now the trend is reversing, with more than 50 firms raising dividends so far this year. But investors remain leery: "My clients, especially the retired ones, are still scared... we would rather not be early" in buying the stocks.