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10 S&P 500 stocks with great dividends

US News & World Report -  Money Logo By Jeff Reeves of US News & World Report - Money | Slide 1 of 11: Wall Street’s volatility is a huge cause for concern when your primary goal is to buy low and sell much higher. However, income investors with a long-term focus on regular dividend payments instead of share appreciation have much more to be cheerful about. That's because when share prices decline, dividend yields rise. (It's always important to check the quality of that dividend yield before you invest.) That said, slumping prices have created yields of more than 6 percent in 10 top dividend payers in the S&P 500 index lately, and income investors should take a close look at these names as they position their portfolio for the New Year.

Income investors see rising yields

Wall Street’s volatility is a huge cause for concern when your primary goal is to buy low and sell much higher. However, income investors with a long-term focus on regular dividend payments instead of share appreciation have much more to be cheerful about. That's because when share prices decline, dividend yields rise. (It's always important to check the quality of that dividend yield before you invest.)

That said, slumping prices have created yields of more than 6 percent in 10 top dividend payers in the S&P 500 index lately, and income investors should take a close look at these names as they position their portfolio for the New Year.

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