Dividend stocks are still hot as a pistol … and why not? Yields on 10-year Treasuries still are hovering around 2%, and let’s not even get into the meager returns offered by money markets and CDs.
So yes, those of us trying to sock away money for retirement tomorrow — or living off dividends today — are smart to search for steady names in the income space.
Of course, the best tried-and-true retirement stocks are ones with a long history of paying and increasing dividends … and that also have enough product clout so they won’t run out of customers down the line. You can find just that in these five dividend stocks: