Tue, 10 Sep 2013
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Steady dividend-payers may be under some pressure as interest rates rise in the nearer term, but that's no reason to dump them, says Morningstar analyst Alex Bryan.
Beyond noting their stock / bond split, investors should also check their small-cap exposure, overall rate sensitivity, and vulnerability to the wealth effect.
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Income investors concerned about heavy government- bond concentration in the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index should consider dividend payers and the bonds of countries with low debt/GDP ratios, says the Princeton professor.
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