Dividends4Life: Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks

Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | | 0 comments »

In today's low interest rate environment, long-term investors may wish to consider dividend stocks as an alternative to fixed income investments. At 2.13%, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 index generates more income than a 10-year Treasury note, but is still scant by absolute standards.

Income investors might find better opportunity in a diverse basket of carefully chosen stocks. TheStreet Ratings stock-rating model favors defensive investments with a bias towards conservatively financed companies that have demonstrated a history of favorable shareholder returns. As always, stock ratings should not be treated as gospel -- rather, use them as a starting point for your own research.

Source: The Street

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