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Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil XOMDividend yield: 2.6%
YTD total return: 13%
Dividends paid since 1882

Oil is the lifeblood of gargantuan global behemoths, and Exxon Mobil (XOM) provides that oil to our thirsty world. This is one of the most profitable companies in history, and that’s because Exxon has managed to keep the cost of finding, extracting and refining oil into usable petroleum products well below the price at which it can sell those products.

Global demand from burgeoning emerging markets will be the key to Exxon Mobil’s growth in the years to come, and if those years are similar to those of the past, XOM stock will continue fueling investors’ portfolios.

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