It’s been a year of outperformance for dividend growth strategies – which likely comes as no surprise to investors who consider dividend growth to be a defensive strategy. Indeed, the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats have outperformed the broader S&P 500 in the challenging first three quarters of 2022. But those S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats have also outperformed in the quarter-to-date rally.
Interest rates have risen substantially. With Quantitative Tightening in high gear, rates could rise even further. While market volatility has led to some investors moving to the sidelines, the sidelines may not always be the best choice. Join our webcast with ProShares investment strategists. We will discuss what’s next for inflation and rising interest rates, and review strategies to help you prepare your stocks and bonds.
Oil prices have retreated, and measures of inflation expectations have declined. That’s the good news. The bad news? A key indicator of moderating inflation is a growing expectation that global economic conditions will weaken, and the odds seem to show the chance of a recession on the rise.