In just over a month, the script has flipped for us dividend investors: Russia’s war on Ukraine has cleaved the world into two teams: east vs. west.
Some pundits have dubbed it Cold War 2.0. But whatever you call it, I think you’ll agree that the risks in this new arrangement are higher for us: we’re likely looking at another pop in the inflation rate, for one, due to (seemingly) never-ending supply-chain issues.
So it follows that Fed Chair Jay Powell will probably hike interest rates further than he otherwise would have as he tries to fix those supply-chain problems by making borrowing more expensive (if you can follow the logic there, please let me know, because it beats me!).… Read more