While EMDV yields just 1.53%, that yield could be supportive of dividend growth. Additionally, EMDV is proof positive that dividend growth strategies can mitigate downside when markets decline. Over the past year, EMDV is lower by 6.48%, less than half the loss incurred by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over that period.
Dividend growth rather than high yield can be a potent, less risky long-term income strategy. Company stocks that issue high dividend yields can be masking their distressed books or may not be sustainable and are heading for dividend cuts.
EMDV is up 7.79% this year and resides just 7.88% below its 52-week high.
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