Will higher interest rates kill dividend stocks?

Financial pundits have been telling two stories about how rising interest rates affect dividend stocks. Both stories have some merit, but they say opposite things.

The first story says dividend stocks are the place to be during times like today.

According to this story, steady dividend payers are positioned to hold up well in the current turmoil because they put an immediate, steady stream of money into your pocket. In contrast, tech stocks and similar growth investments are likely to suffer…

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