Dividends4Life: Don't Make Big Bets When Picking Dividend Stocks

Don't Make Big Bets When Picking Dividend Stocks

Posted by D4L | Sunday, July 29, 2012 | 0 comments »

Dividend investing remains all the rage, and investors continue to seek out high yield investments amid market uncertainty. So, I recently published a column about 13 ultimate dividend stocks that have big yields as well as reliable paydays. It was well received, but I got a number of questions on the selections — and, of course, the omissions. Particularly in high-yield areas like master limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts that didn’t even make my list.

My advice, then, is to look at all corners of the market when pursuing dividend stocks. If you’re chasing yield just for the sake of chasing yield you can get burned. Yes, the best MLPs and REITs have a place in a good dividend stock portfolio. But there’s also a place for some pharma stocks like Merck (NYSE:MRK) with its 3.8% yield, some telecom stocks like AT&T (NYSE:T) with its 4.8% yield, some utility stocks like Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) with its 4.6% yield, some consumer staples stocks like Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) with its 3.5% yield and even some high-yield tech stocks like Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) with its 3.2% dividend.

Source: Investorplace

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