Dividends4Life: Dividend Stocks for a Low-Interest Fix

Dividend Stocks for a Low-Interest Fix

Posted by D4L | Monday, June 13, 2011 | | 0 comments »

The yield on a 10-year U.S. Treasury is 2.96%. For a seven-year U.S. Treasury, you will earn 2.28% to maturity. Think about it: You will receive less than 3% for locking up your money for seven to 10 years. Sure, you will most certainly not lose any of your principal, but you will be at risk for a rise in interest rates.

There are several important criteria in substituting investment-grade fixed-income instruments with high-dividend stocks. So before I throw out some investment ideas, let's understand some of these prerequisites to income replacement using stocks.

Source: The Street

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