CONSUELO MACK: This week on WealthTrack, are dividend paying stocks a crowded trade? Veteran BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund manager, Robert Shearer, explains why this is one crowd you should be comfortable running with next on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.
Hello and welcome to this edition of WealthTrack, I’m Consuelo Mack. A recurring theme on WealthTrack has been longevity risk. The good news is many of us are living longer than our parents’ or grandparents’ generation did. At least one spouse of a U.S. married couple aged 65 can expect to live until 92. We should all be so lucky! The risk to this longevity, and it is a very real one is that we will outlive our savings. A related theme on WealthTrack has been the intensifying search for income, particularly among retirees to fund their retirement. With interest rates at record lows, bonds, the traditional income source are not doing the job. In addition coupons on bonds are fixed. They don’t grow and they don’t keep up with inflation.