At MoneyShow San Francisco, Catherine Avery offers ideas on asset allocation after a bull market that has run over 8 years. Keep your short-term money in something that's very safe. Choose long term that will give you growth to outperform inflation. Since the 1930s, dividends have contributed 50% if not more to the total return of stocks. Corporations got very conservative. There are a lot of great companies that have low levels of debt, they have strong cash flow, they are increasing dividends. Dividend paying stocks offer a conservative way of investing in equities. Even if the stock goes down, it gives us a comfort that we're still getting that dividend in cash into the portfolio.
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