Research shows that over long stretches of time, so-called “value” stocks beat “growth” stocks.
Unfortunately, that constant hasn’t exactly been true over the last decade or so. Since the recession, growth stocks – as defined by their market-beating EPS or revenue growth – have managed to eat value’s lunch. This has caused some analysts to question the old-line relationship between the two styles of investing.
But as they say, “every dog has its day.”
And it turns out that tax reform could make value stocks the healthier option for investors in the years/quarters ahead. That’s in part to a hefty dose of dividends.