If you make an investment and the cash flows are unstable, that is when you risk experiencing a reduction in income. So the fundamental analysis as to whether a company can support the dividend should always be the first priority.
LATELY, equity investors have had plenty to think about. Unresolved trade tensions, slower earnings growth and a late-cycle US economy suggest that market turbulence could be on the rise.
This could present a great opportunity for dividend-focused investing, which has been under pressure...