It was a crazy year for every component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The best Dow stock was McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), up 31%, and the worst was Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), down almost 60%. But despite those outliers, the broader index moved only slightly upward to tally a 6% gain on the year.
Of course, dividend investors got an even better return if they played the right stocks with the right yields. Many Dow stocks pay an annual dividend worth 3% of their current share price — not a bad return on your investment in this choppy market! And some pay dividends as high as 6%.
So which companies make the best income investments in the Dow? Here’s a list of the top 10 Dow dividend stocks so you can see for yourself: