Dividends4Life: Income Investor Column Gives Ideas For The Long Term

Rome wasn't built in one day, and wealth takes time to accumulate. In the stock market are some top-rated names that investors may want to hold for the long term. For ideas on great stocks to put in your portfolio for the long haul, take at look at the Income Investor column (today on B9). IBD isn't just about covering the fastest-growing, highly volatile stocks. There is money to make from stocks in the Income Investor , published every day. First, check stocks on the Dividend Leaders screen, a table that runs to the left of the column. Many of them are old, established companies that have seen their best days of growth behind them. They are still making money, but growth has slowed to a trickle.

Firms such as AT&T (NYSE:T), Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) and General Electric (NYSE:GE) have made the screen recently. Sometimes, faster-growing companies make the screen. U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA) did it back in late November of 2013. The maker. If you already have a large gain, don't give everything back and exit with an 8% loss. The Nov. 5, 2012, edition of the Income Investor featured Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX). The coffee giant raised its quarterly payout. The column also highlighted its strong earnings and other business fundamentals.

Source: Investor's Business Daily

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