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 .
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.
Josh Peters discusses the Fed stress test's implications for bank dividends with markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
Buffett has the discipline to guide capital back into his firm rather than use it for dividend payouts, but most companies are better off distributing excess cash to shareholders, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
Josh Peters tells markets editor Jeremy Glaser that he still sees attractive values in dividend stocks.
A rising-rate environment has historically led dividend payers to underperform, but that is no reason to abandon these high-quality companies, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .