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The 14 Best High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats Retirees Can Safely Buy Right Now

Published Mon, 27 Jul 2020 05:53:23 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend Quick PicksThe 14 Best High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats Retirees Can Safely Buy Right NowJul. 27, 2020 5:53 AM ET|| Includes: ABBV, AROW, CFR, CVX, ED, ESS, JW-B, MDU, MMM, MO, NFG, NUE, O, UGIby: Dividend SenseiDividend Sensei The Dividend KingsDividend ideas from a top team of analysts to help you sleep well at night.SummaryThe broader market is 36% historically overvalued, and short-term correction risk is high. But no matter how irrational a market bubble, quality blue-chips are always on sale.
Dividend aristocrats, kings and champions have proven to be very dependable sources of growing income in all manner of economic and market conditions, and are generally less volatile as well.
Today MO, CVX, ABBV, O, NFG, ED, UGI, CFR, ESS, JW-B, MDU, NUE, MMM, and AROW, represent the 14 best reasonably/attractively priced high-yield aristocrats and champions retirees can buy.
Within a diversified and prudently risk-managed portfolio, with appropriate asset allocation for your risk profile, these 14 blue-chip quality aristocrats and champions can create a bunker SWAN portfolio that can withstand anything the economy, market or pandemic is likely to throw at us in the future.
Portfolio construction/asset allocation, not market timing, is what drives 90% of long-term returns. Successful investing is NOT about avoiding market declines but about not becoming a forced seller of quality companies at irrationally low prices. Good risk-management is how you ensure that success is a function of long-term fundamentals and not market luck.
Unfortunately, it's a low-yield world we live in, where about 90% of risk-free sovereign bonds (such as US Treasuries) yield 1% or less.

And the end of June, JPMorgan Asset Management estimates about 33% of risk-free bonds yielded negative rates and total global negative rate debt stood at $12.1 trillion. That includes $1.3 trillion in negative-yielding corporate bonds, which are most assuredly not risk-free.... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
ABBVIE 70.83   26.0 2.72 4.28 6.28
CHEVRON 121.42   15.7 7.72 4.76 3.91
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
NATIONAL FUEL GAS 48.74   14.4 3.39 1.74 3.53
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
CONSOLIDATED EDISON 90.19   21.4 4.21 2.96 3.31
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS 90.05   12.7 7.11 2.84 3.20
ARROW FINANCIAL 35.31   14.4 2.46 1.04 3.09
NUCOR 53.69   7.6 7.09 1.60 3.04
MDU RESOURCES GROUP 27.98   19.0 1.47 0.81 2.91
UGI 49.31   26.4 1.87 1.30 2.67
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST 324.02   52.2 6.21 7.80 2.43
JOHN WILEY & SONS 64.00   0.0 0.00 1.28 2.00


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