Market Pulse


Stocks have already more than doubled since hitting bottom in 2009, but financial analysts say they can climb still further. One reason: Many offer higher yields through dividend income than government bonds. Fifty-seven percent of companies in the S & P 500 index have a dividend yield above the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, according to Wells Fargo Wealth Management. In 2006, only 1 percent did. That’s mostly because the yield on the Treasury has dropped so much: It’s down to about 1.75 percent from 5 percent in 2006.

Source: Wells Fargo, written in the Oregonian Spetember 22, 2012

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