Dividends4Life: The 10 Best S&P 500 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

The odds of a Federal Reserve rate hike in December are only going up, but even if the central bank pulls the trigger, dividend stocks will always remain in style. So while interest rates will go up, they’ll still be pitifully low. That’s where superior dividend stocks come in. Names with solid track records of stable and in some rising dividends are under consideration for an equity income portfolio. If they can deliver above-average price appreciation too, so much the better. Combine the two, and you’ve got a market-beating total return engine.

So we looked for the happy middle ground, and that’s how we arrived at the following list of dividend stocks to buy now. They’re blue-chip picks with strong income streams, good (but not dangerously great) yields and market-beating price potential. These blue-chip picks offer generous dividends -- but not so generous that they're putting their stability at risk. Top S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy: Wells Fargo (WFC), Merck (MRK), Cisco Systems (CSCO), International Paper (IP), Altria (MO), Chevron (CVX), General Motors (GM), Verizon (VZ), Ford (F) and AT&T (T).

Source: InvestorPlace

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