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Searching for yield in this type of environment can be fraught with risks, from price risk to the worry that a firm cannot meet its dividend commitment

Greggory Warren, CFA 14 September, 2016 | 10:50AM

Despite all of the volatility we've seen in the market this year, from the global sell-off in January and February to the drop in the markets following the Brexit vote, the S&P 500 is up mid to high single digits.

While not all stocks have recovered – plenty of healthcare and financial services stocks are still trading lower than they were at the start of the year – many have rallied. Several sectors that have traditionally been associated with yield and/or safety – like utilities and consumer defensive – have been bid up in the process.

Searching for yield in this type of environment can be fraught with risks, from price risk to the risk that a firm cannot meet its dividend commitment, which weighs on investors' minds.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
AbbVie Inc104.58 USD-0.30
Cisco Systems Inc43.02 USD0.75
Emerson Electric Co76.82 USD-1.71
Exxon Mobil Corp38.13 USD-5.13
General Electric Co10.18 USD-2.12
Novartis AG81.92 CHF-0.43
Pfizer Inc38.31 USD2.90
Procter & Gamble Co138.87 USD0.19
Unilever PLC4,565.00 GBX-0.13
Wells Fargo & Co27.35 USD-3.90

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Greggory Warren, CFA  Greggory Warren, CFA, is a senior stock analyst with Morningstar.

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