Dividend Stocks in the ‘Sweet Spot’

Posted by D4L | Monday, December 03, 2012 | | 0 comments »

or those who feel we’ll certainly fall off the cliff and suddenly become taxpayers of up to 39.5% of our dividend income in January, the “fight or flight” reflex will tilt toward the latter. And hopping out of a long-term dividend portfolio will be the likely action. Investors who believe Congress will somehow avert going over the cliff through negotiation and compromise are probably — and rightly — resigned to be paying higher rates on their dividend income.

To speed your search, here are three companies that land in that dividend-paying sweet spot — and for an even safer measure, trade at price-earnings ratios at or below 15x, a fairly conservative historical level: Abbott (NYSE:ABT), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT),

Source: InvestorPlace

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