Dividend-Stock Deep Dive: Picks for 2022
Morningstar's chief U.S. market strategist on dividend increases, capital allocation trends, and where to find undervalued dividend payers this year.
David Harrell: Hi, I'm David Harrell, editor of the Morningstar DividendInvestor newsletter. I'm here with Dave Sekera, Morningstar's market strategist. Dave, you've been market strategist since 2020, I believe. Can you share a little bit of your background and what you were doing prior to that?
Dave Sekera: Well, of course. As you mentioned, I've been in this role for a couple of years now, but prior to that, I've been with Morningstar for about 12 years, and I've had a number of different analytical roles, mostly in the research area, covering both stocks, bonds, specifically corporate bonds. But overall, I'm starting to show my age. I've been in the finance business for 30 years now. And again, at some point in time in my career, I think I've covered just about every security under the sun, whether it's been stocks, investment-grade bonds, high-yield bonds, levered loans, options. So, I think that's given me a pretty good background for the market strategist role.
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