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Focus on dividend investing
Joyce Gordon
Equity Portfolio Manager
Jim Lovelace
Equity Portfolio Manager
Sunder Ramkumar
Senior Manager, Client Analytics

Dividends should be a key consideration throughout an investor’s lifetime, but their relative importance swells late in an economic cycle. Read on to discover how Capital Group’s portfolio managers and thought leaders view the role of dividend-paying companies today.

You’ll learn:

  • Why dividend sustainability matters more for a company late in an economic expansion
  • Why fans of the FAANGs might consider an alternative — the “DANGs” — during volatile periods
  • Why diversifying a portfolio requires more than a simple “stocks vs. bonds” calculation

Read all four of the articles below and take the CE credit quiz to earn one hour of CE credit for CFP and CIMA designations.

Joyce Gordon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group with 39 years of investment experience. She holds an MBA and a bachelor’s in business finance from the University of Southern California. 

Jim Lovelace is an equity portfolio manager with 36 years of investment experience. He has a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore and is also a CFA charterholder.

Sunder Ramkumar is senior manager of client analytics at Capital Group. His research on asset allocation and optimal investment strategies has been published in The Financial Analysts JournalThe Journal of Portfolio Management and The Journal of Fixed Income. He holds a master’s from Stanford and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Mangalore University, India. 

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