Advisors and their clients love dividend stocks. They have some of the stability and income of bonds, but also all of the capital appreciation characteristics of equities. However, advisors may want to stop buying them, argues Barron’s. The reason why is that most of the big fall in bond yields is likely priced in, which means likely all of the gains for dividend stocks have already been made and there is likely little appreciation left. Accordingly, the path of least resistance is probably down.
FINSUM: The big fall in bond yields was bullish for dividend stocks as they get comparatively more attractive as yields fall. However, if the fall in yields stalls, it is hard to imagine dividend stocks could go anywhere but downward.