Will Higher Tax Rates Hurt Dividend Stocks in 2014?

We've seen time and again how changes in tax policy can influence behavior. Will that be the case in 2014, given that dividends and capital gains will be subject to a higher top marginal tax rate for the second year running? That's the question Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield discusses in the following video. He specifically considers whether high-yielding stocks like AT&T (NYSE: T  ) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ  ) will see their share prices affected by the change.

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