Below we highlight the current dividend yields of the S&P 500 and its ten sectors. We also provide each sector's dividend yield as it stood when the market peaked on October 9th. The S&P 500 as a whole has declined 15.47% since the peak, and its dividend yield has risen from 1.78% to 2.16%.
As shown, Telecom and Financials have seen their yields rise the most since the peak, but they have also experienced the biggest price declines. The Utilities sector looks pretty good because its yield has risen from 2.87% to 3.15%, while its price has only declined by 6%. The Materials sector is the only one that has seen its yield decline.
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