Dividends4Life: Dividend Stocks To Avoid Like The Plague

Dividend Stocks To Avoid Like The Plague

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, December 04, 2013 | | 0 comments »

Winning at the dividend investing game isn't just about picking winners. It's also about avoiding losers. Unlike a speculator, who can weather a 20%, 30%, or even 50% loss in a single position, we can't survive such a setback. Why? Because the loss of capital isn't the only hit we take. Our ability to generate income is also affected. I understand that resisting the temptation of a high-yielding stock can be difficult, if not impossible. And who wouldn't like to pocket the income offered by the three highest-yielding stocks in the S&P 500?

At current prices, Windstream Corp. (WIN) sports a tempting 12.4% yield. That's more than five times the yield of the average stock in the S&P 500 (which is 2.32%, in case you were wondering). Then there's Frontier Communications Corp. (FTR), which offers an 8.5% yield. Last, but certainly not any less risky, is CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), checking in with a 6.8% yield.

Source: Seeking Alpha

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