At the time of our earlier story, we also relayed that Sweet, based on his bullishness on the tax-cut extension, was advising clients to consider stocks paying nice dividends. So we put together a list of five dividend standouts. As of today, that group was up 8%, on average, versus the market's 3% advance.
- Andrew T. Gillies
- Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.