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The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met today for the third time this year to update the public on the state of the U.S. Economy and the Committee’s decision on monetary policy.

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Investors seeking to diversify their investment income streams often consider dividend-paying stocks as an option. Historically, investing in high-yielding dividend-paying stocks has been an attractive investment strategy both in terms of total return and income generation. However, when seeking income from stocks, it generally has been unwise to simply reach for the highest yields possible. Ultra-high-yielding stocks have had lower average returns and higher volatility than other stocks with above-average yields. We explore this topic in our paper.
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Last month, thousands of business leaders, climate experts, and policymakers from 196 countries convened in Glasgow for the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP26. The conference included a number of ambitious commitments and pledges to maintain alignment with the Paris Agreement, as well as financing solutions to support the climate transition efforts of developing nations. 

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On Sunday, sovereign leaders and climate activists will gather in Glasgow for the UN’s 26th Conference of the Parties, or “COP26”. The nearly two-week long event will seek to meaningfully advance climate discussions and set the world on track to reduce global carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
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In the current environment of low interest rates and bond yields, investors seeking income might consider looking to dividend-paying stocks as an investment option. History has shown that investing in dividend-paying stocks not only provides shareholders with income, but also has been an attractive investment strategy in terms of total return and as a complement to fixed income investments. 

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Turmoil may not be a strong enough word to describe this past week in the financial markets. U.S. equities have fallen at an unprecedented rate, resulting in a loss of over $5 trillion of value from its peak (14% of market value).

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