Faculty Publications

Title

Dividends Play a Huge Role in Index Returns, So Don't Ignore Them

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-31-2016

Abstract

A recent USA Today article titled "The Dow's 2-year trip to nowhere" made the case that investors in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have essentially treaded water over the past couple of years.

"The Dow, based on [the Oct. 26] close is just 175.16 points higher than it was 22 months ago.