Thursday, January 28, 2021

Tag: But it Just Started

Dividend Massacre in This Crisis is Already Breaking Records, But it Just Started

by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

The old saw that dividend stocks are good for bear markets is actually a high-risk gamble.

Dividend yield can be an irresistible siren song in the era of central-bank interest-rate and bond-yield repression: Harley Davidson’s dividend yield was over 7% until this morning – when it announced that it would slash its dividend by 95%, from 38 cents to a symbolic 2 cents to conserve cash. Going forward, the dividend yield will be close to 0%.