Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Welcome to Dividend.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
Dividend logo

Pull up a holdings list for any broad indexes, and you’ll see hundreds, if not thousands, of stocks listed under each one. And buying traditional indexes like the Russell 3000 or S&P 500 provides plenty of diversification benefits to investors. After all, when you hold 500+ stocks, the effects of one stock are greatly diminished.

However, that diversification is hiding a potentially sinister trend.

Despite having and holding a plethora of stocks, the markets are actually shrinking. The number of publicly traded companies continues to decrease. And while on the surface that might not seem to be a problem, the truth is, it is – especially for dividend investors. The potential number of excellent opportunities is becoming scarcer by the day.

To read the Full Story, Go Premium or Log In

Popular Articles

Premium Shutterstock 749045488

The Market Wrap for March 23: Fed Raised GDP Estimates

The stock markets continued to trade without directional movement as the Fed issued its first...

Premium Shutterstock 624583397

The January Barometer Is Shining

For our portfolios, the last few weeks haven’t exactly felt very bullish.

Volatility has returned...

Premium Shutterstock 613522598

Big Oil's Big Spending Boom

One of the biggest criticisms of the Republican tax plan is that the reduction in corporate taxes...