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5 Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 5%

These bond-like stocks will keep paying out each quarter

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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.

dividend-stocks-dividend-yieldBut 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:

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