The S&P 500 Dividend Yield is at a 20-Year Low

The S&P 500 closed at 4,458 on Friday. The index is up over 20% as of last Friday’s close and has reached 54 records so far this year. The P/E ratio stands at over 34, well above the historic levels at around 20. At current levels, US stocks are expensive indeed. However that does not …

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The Healthcare Industry in the US: Infographic

The healthcare industry is one of the largest industries in the US employing millions of workers. Due to the fragmented nature of the industry and regulatory burden, employment in the industry is artificially high. It is not uncommon for a hospital system to have hundreds of workers just in the billing department whose only job …

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Race and Ethnicity Prevalence by State 2020: Chart

I came the below chart from the latest Census data showing the largest, second largest and third largest race or ethnic group in each state of the country. In a handful of states minorities are the majority in terms of population size. For example, in California the largest ethnic group is not White, but rather …

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Four Charts on the Importance of Dividend Investing

Dividends are an important part of total returns on an equity investments. Though dividend yields and dividend growth rate may seem small in many cases, the power of compounding over the long-term tend to boost total returns significantly. In this post, let’s take a look at four charts that demonstrate the importance of dividends. 1.Total …

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