Investors sometimes flock to dividend-focused sectors of the equity market because they think it’s safer than other equities. But are they really? In Ep. 198 of the Mullooly Asset Show, Tom broke down a few popular dividend sectors, and some of the risks they face.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- Does the stock market care if the President is a Republican or a Democrat? In Brendan’s latest post he outlines how going back to the 1920’s, the stock market hasn’t established a decided trend on the matter. Don’t let political posturing affect your investment portfolio.
- It’s one thing to be aware of the spending habits you have, but it’s another to actually make the necessary changes. Marc writes about how just being mindful about his habits wasn’t actually moving the needle for him when he checked his bank statements.
- While the previous few recessions in 2000 and 2008 were different, this time around Charlie writes about how if tech stocks are immune to THIS recession. The intricacies of the pandemic have lent itself to tech stocks outperforming.
- Back in 2008, there was a massive federal response to the recession after much debate. As Morgan writes, this time around it was more of a given that it would happen, and the response was even bigger. What happens NEXT time there’s a slowdown? Will the response be required to constantly get bigger and bigger?