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Lawrence C. Strauss


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Lawrence:

Global Stock Dividends Fell 22% in the Second Quarter. Here’s Where the Worst Declines Happened.

It was the biggest drop since the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index began in 2009. → Read More

Why a Winning Dividend Fund Likes Home Depot, Target, and Walmart

The Boston-based $23 billion Columbia Dividend Income fund has consistently ranked in the top 10% of its category. → Read More

These 5 Companies Announced Dividend Increases This Week

Dover, Tractor Supply, Federal Realty Trust, Illinois Tool Works, and Steris raise their quarterly payouts → Read More

Norwegian Stock Is Rising, Despite a Loss. People Are Still Booking 2021 Cruises.

As of June 30, the company had $1.2 billion of advanced ticket sales, including the future cruise credits. → Read More

Carnival Stock Falls as German Cruises Are Delayed

Italy—the country where the affected ships are registered—has not granted final approval. → Read More

6 Companies That Raised Their Dividends This Week, and 2 That Cut Theirs

Mondelez International, Intercontinental Exchange, and Masco were among those declaring increases. → Read More

Cruise Stocks Are Lower Because the CDC Made It Official: No Sailing This Summer

From March 1 to July 10, the CDC said there were 99 coronavirus outbreaks on 123 different cruise ships. → Read More

These 10 Dividend Aristocrats Recently Raised Their Payouts

The Aristocrats returned minus 35% from Jan. 1 through March 23, trailing the broader market by about five percentage points. But since then, the Aristocrats’ total return is about 42%, close to the S&P 500’s result. → Read More

May was a month of massacre for dividends

In May, 18 S&P 500 companies said they were suspending their payouts and five others announced cuts, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices → Read More

Royal Caribbean Posts a Big Loss and Steep Drop in Revenue From Coronavirus Impact

As expected, Royal Caribbean Cruises posted a big first-quarter loss due to the continuing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It remains unclear when the company will resume its sailings. → Read More

Dividend Growth Funds Hold Their Own in an Era of Payout Cuts and Suspensions

Dividend growth funds have outperformed the broader market during the coronavirus crisis—a seemingly counterintuitive performance as a number of high-profile U.S. companies have cut or suspended their payouts. → Read More

S&P 500 Dividends Could Be Better Than You Think This Year, Analysts Say

S&P 500 companies will eke out a 1% increase in their dividend payouts this year, a Wells Fargo research note concludes. Companies like AT&T, Apple, and Microsoft should be able to meet their dividend expectations. → Read More

Cruise Stocks Rally, but It’s Unclear Whether the Industry Is Eligible for Federal Aid

Cruise stocks were in positive territory Thursday morning amid a broad market rally, even though it’s unclear whether these companies will be eligible for federal assistance amid the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Utilities Stocks Are Meant to Be a Safe Play. Debt Makes Them Riskier.

A Wells Fargo Securities note says the companies’ leverage makes them more vulnerable in a downturn. → Read More

Delta Air Lines Suspends Dividend and Buybacks. Here’s What Other Companies Are Doing.

As the pandemic shuts down huge parts of the economy, a number of companies are suspending dividend payments and stock buybacks. Here is what Delta, Best Buy, McDonald’s, and others are doing. → Read More

Aggressive Dividend Cuts Among Retailers Are Likely. 2 Stocks to Watch.

Investors in retail stocks should brace for aggressive dividend cuts as the coronavirus fallout and closed malls will likely lead to declines in revenue, according to Jefferies. → Read More

Ford Suspends Its Dividend, Shuts North American Factories

The company is temporarily halting car production in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to thoroughly clean its plants, → Read More

Marriott, the World’s Largest Hotel Operator, Suspends Its Dividend

Marriott’s quarterly payout had been 48 cents a share. Shares are down about 50% this month. → Read More

How a $27 Billion Fund Finds Quality Dividend Stocks

The JPMorgan Equity Income fund has beaten the majority of its peers by focusing on quality companies that pay out a reliable dividend—at a good price. It holds stocks such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and UnitedHealth Group. → Read More

A Healthy Dose of Income as Coronavirus Fears Grow

Many health-care stocks offer solid dividends with attractive yields at a time when coronavirus fears are intensifying. → Read More