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5 Sure-Fire Dividend Stocks to Buy

These stalwarts belong in your income basket in 2014

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When it comes to buying stocks with yield power, a lot of investment pros like to get a little tricky. By tricky, I mean trying to buy all kinds of exotic high-yield assets such as energy Master Limited Partnerships, real estate investment trusts, private equity partnerships, etc.

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Now, I’m not against these securities, as many have proven to be big winners in 2013. What I am against is advisors shunning the tried-and-true, sure-fire dividend stocks that have proven to deliver consistently over the years, both on the yield front and in terms of capital appreciation.

I realize that many old-guard dividend stocks aren’t the sexiest way out there to generate income. But the way I see it, there’s nothing sexier than a reliable quarterly payout that A) you don’t have to worry about coming in, and B) that also offers you the potential for strong share-price appreciation and total return.

With that dual mandate in mind, here are five sure-fire dividend stocks to buy.

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