Worry less about beating the benchmark and more about dividend growth and achieving your desired outcomes, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
Reinvested dividends from GE, P&G, and Spectra Energy could boost an IRA over the long term, and the stocks also trade at attractive valuations today, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
When it comes to a fund's long-term payout, quality and growth matter just as much as yield.
Recent underperformance has made energy a more interesting sector for dividend investors, says Morningstar's Josh Peters , who recommends this undervalued, utility-like energy name that has strong dividend growth prospects.
Although the economy needs to improve before the Fed raises key rates, some dividend payers might act as good hedges amid higher rates, while others have something to lose, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
Policymakers will likely keep tax rates low, but even if current rates expire, dividend payers would still offer a superior source of income, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
Compared with other investments, the income consistency that dividends provide on a pretax basis allows them to retain their value and practicality even if tax rates increase, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
The newly public AbbVie's dividend will be too concentrated to a single drug, while the payout from the remaining Abbott entity won't be as generous as in years past, according to Morningstar's Josh Peters .
With more firms decreasing (or eliminating) their payouts, DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters highlights what investors should look for to ensure stable, long-term dividend income.
Morningstar investment experts Russ Kinnel, Matt Coffina, Josh Peters , and Sam Lee answer viewer questions about the current market and the best opportunities in stocks, funds, and ETFs today.