Source for data on market returns (as represented by the S&P 500® Index) during years of earnings declines: S&P, FactSet, BofA Merrill Lynch. Although due to market volatility, the market may not perform in a similar manner in the future. Note that references to future performance pertain to years following prior periods of reported earnings.
A certificate of deposit (CD) is a time deposit, a financial product commonly sold in the United States and elsewhere by banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions.
A dividend is a payment made by a corporation to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits.
Dividend yield is a financial ratio that shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. In the absence of any capital gains, the dividend yield is the return on investment for a stock.
Earnings yield is the quotient of earnings per share divided by the share price. It is the reciprocal of the P/E ratio.
P/E Ratio is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to its per-share earnings.
The S&P 500® Index is widely regarded as the standard for measuring large cap U.S. stock market performance and includes a representative sample of leading companies in leading industries.
Treasuries are debt securities issued by the U.S. government and secured by its full faith and credit. Income from Treasury securities is exempt from state and local taxes.
Risks to Consider
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Statements concerning financial market trends are based on current market conditions, which will fluctuate. There is no guarantee that markets will perform in a similar manner under similar conditions in the future.
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