In matters of dividends, quality matters. The Guinness Atkinson Dividend Builder Fund has, from inception, maintained a focus on quality. Our view is that quality companies are more likely to grow their dividend and, importantly, quality companies have a greater chance to maintain their dividends when times get difficult. In this bulletin, we take a look at the Dividend Builder Fund’s holdings (as of April 30, 2020) and examine whether they have maintained their quality during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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