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Warning: High Dividends Are Dangerous!

Published Mon, 09 Aug 2010 14:53:23 GMT on The Motley Fool

A few days ago, I wrote an article about retirees needing to invest in dividend stocks in order to offset the eventual decline in bond returns over the next decade or so. I received an excellent comment from a Motley Fool reader that made me want to elaborate on the subject and provide further guidance. What can go wrong? Dividend stocks have outperformed their non-dividend-paying peers for decades. There’s absolutely no denying the power of reinvesting your dividends and being paid quarterly or annually to hold the stock you own. Dividend stocks, simply put, are value-creating machines.... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
CENTURYLINK 13.53   0.0 -7.43 1.00 7.94
CHINA MOBILE LTD 42.82   0.0 0.00 1.75 4.15
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB 49.61   13.1 3.80 1.64 3.38
EXELON 47.88   20.4 2.35 1.45 3.00
CONOCOPHILLIPS 56.35   9.1 6.20 1.22 2.17


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