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Don't write off dividend stocks yet

With fiscal expansion likely and bond yields set to rise, a focus on dividend growth could offer both income and attractive returns.

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The 35-year bull market in bond prices is facing sunset; higher yields and steeper yield curves are on the horizon. Income seekers, for years tormented by low bond yields, may welcome the prospect of rising rates

EVEN if the Federal Reserve raises rates, dividend growth stocks will offer critical income.

The US Federal Reserve will gather in two weeks' time and is widely expected to increase interest rates. This would mark the Fed's only hike in 2016, despite early-year indications of many more.

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