Commentary by John B. Carew
John Carew is a shareholder, President, and Portfolio Manager for Tandem Investment Advisors, Inc. After beginning his career in 1985 with Thomson McKinnon Securities, Inc., Mr. Carew founded Tandem in 1990. Under Mr. Carew’s guidance, Tandem’s investment team has been nationally recognized numerous times by leading manager databases for performance and lower volatility. Mr. Carew is a frequent guest speaker on topics including dividend growth strategies, low volatility equity investing, and general market history and overview. Mr. Carew is a past National Board Member and Regional Board Chair for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (now Learning Ally), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to the written word. Mr. Carew is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

July 2022

The first half of the year is now in the books, and with that comes a welcome new quarter. The previous six months have been especially tough for many investors. In fact, 2022 had the worst opening half to a year since 1970.

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April 2022

U.S. equities broke their quarterly winning streak, declining for the first time since the depths of the pandemic. The S&P 500 notched its first quarterly setback since Q1 2020.

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January 2022

Another remarkable year in the stock market has come to a close. Much of the commentary in these pages will address the uncertainty that lies ahead. Before we do that, we should celebrate what 2021 achieved for investors.

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The Dividend

Dividends can be quite impactful on total return. In fact, from World War II through 2019, roughly 40% of the S&P 500’s total return can be attributed to dividends. They are clearly an important component of total return…

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