In the first quarter of 2021, companies were 14 times more likely to have positively raised or initiated a dividend than negatively cut or suspended dividend payments. This was nearly triple the ratio from a year earlier.
In this week’s fund news, Morningstar points to lax risk controls and personnel issues at Ark, CFRA acquires technical research shop Lowry, and Goldman will soon bring cryptos to private wealth clients.
Combating climate change and boosting green energy is a key aspect of Biden’s plan, with $174 billion in proposed funding for electric vehicles and a 10-year extension for tax credits that have aided wind, solar and other renewable-energy projects.
In this week's fund news, SPDR’s head of research, Matthew Bartolini, uses the GME frenzy as a case study for ETFs’ effectiveness; the Mooch and Fidelity file for Bitcoin ETFs; and iShares and State Street slash ETF fees.