A dividend centric portfolio should never go out of style. After a rough start to the year in small cap stocks several money managers are buying dividend paying stocks. Welcome back! It’s never too late to find some dividend religion. The WSJ reports:

A choppy start to 2014 underscores the need to play defense, say market veterans.

Many portfolio managers are shifting away from the kinds of investments that did exceptionally well in 2013 but are vulnerable to large swings. For some, that means paring back on U.S. small-company stocks in favor of shares of large companies with growing dividends. Others are focusing on shorter-term bonds based on expectations that rising economic output will lead to higher interest rates.