Traders wearing masks work, on the first day of in person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 26, 2020.

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Investing in dividend stocks during a period of economic upheaval can be a tricky business.

The violent fall for the market in February and March, and the sharp rebound in the months since, means that some of the more attractive dividend yields may turn sour for investors simply looking for the greatest payout.

“We tend to focus more on dividend growth aspect than absolute yield, especially

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