High-yield dividend stocks are in focus now that yields on the 10-year Treasury bond have rolled back. Income investors once again don’t have a lot of good places to turn, and “bond-like stocks” with high dividends are in favor.
But high-yield dividend stocks are not all created equal. If you’re an investor seeking income, you’re also frequently seeking stability, and stocks that boast massive dividend yields can also pose a big risk to your portfolio.
As the old joke goes, the easiest way for a dividend stocks to double their yield isn’t to pay out more … it’s to have their share price cut in half. So where can investors look if they want high-yield dividend stocks but don’t want high-risk investments that could see shares crash or see distributions slashed?
Here are five solid dividend stocks, all with yields north of 5% but also with a good measure of stability: