Christopher (Chris) Versace is the Chief Investment Officer at Tematica Research, which utilizes a thematic investing strategy leveraging changing economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more to determine investment candidates, while also sidestepping companies vulnerable to thematic change. Versace also co-manages TheStreet’s Trifecta Stocks as well as Stocks Under $10, co-hosts the Cocktail Investing Podcast and developed the NJCU New Jersey 50 Index at NJCU, where he is an Assistant Professor of Finance.
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The RMPIA rose 3.2% for May and 3.3% for the first five months of 2020.
Chocolate makers, like Hershey, are benefitting from the at-home urge to munch. Buy this stock alongside Clorox for a win-win pandemic pair.
VEREIT is an example of one name that had to cut its dividend amid the stay-at-home policies of the pandemic.
Dividend Aristocrats McDonald's and Cintas Corp. will continue to offer a solid payout as life reaches a new normal.
The S&P 500 Index Committee has work to do as it decides which companies remain in the index, and that could impact whether some remain Aristocrats.
Picking through the companies that either maintained or boosted their dividends, we would find a few of these characteristics.
Now, with retailers and related companies set to report, we likely will see more logs tossed on the fire that is dividend suspensions and quarterly dividend cuts.