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5 Dividends That Survived the Depression

Depressions, bubbles, crashes be damned — these 5 stocks have paid investors through the worst of times

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Procter & Gamble

ProcterGambleLogo 5 Dividends That Survived the DepressionPaid Dividends Since: 1891
Current Dividend Yield: 3.2%

It’s the premier consumer goods company in the world, and its iconic brands include Ivory Soap, Crest toothpaste and Head & Shoulders shampoo. The company is, of course, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), and its bevy of household brand names allows it to thrive throughout the world, and regardless of economic conditions.

P&G has proved its resilience by paying dividends each year for the past 121 years. Moreover, the company has boosted its dividend payout each year for the past 55 years. At a current dividend yield of 3.2%, I can’t think of one sound reason why you wouldn’t want to own PG in your dividend portfolio.


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