While there’s been a lot of talk on Wall Street about improving earnings and economic growth, the truth is those talked-about improvements are not being reflected in global dividend growth. Executives usually think long and hard about how much cash they really have available to send out in dividends.Once they pay or increase a dividend, investors expect them to pay at least that much the next year. Basically, dividends are where the rubber meets the road in terms of business performance.
Being a Millennial isn’t easy these days. Burdened by massive student loan debt and higher unemployment rates than their Generation X or Baby Boomer counterparts, millennials are having a hard time establishing a firm financial footing.