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7 High-Dividend Stocks With Low Risk

Don't chase sky-high but unsustainable yields - get your dividends (and peace of mind) via these trustworthy blue chips

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High-dividend stocks come in all shapes and sizes, but any investor who is serious about income also knows that big dividends aren’t the only thing that matters.

high dividend stocksFor instance, there are plenty of high-dividend stocks that yield 5% or even 10% … but see their share prices drop like a rock, so investors don’t ever get ahead.

Take RadioShack (RSH), a high-dividend stock that paid 50 cents in dividends in 2011 — good for a roughly 5% yield. Since then, shares have slumped from $10 to under $1, and the dividend has been axed.

So much for that investment.

Rather than chase investments that have tremendous but unsustainable yields, income investors should find the best high-dividend stocks that balance the inherent risk of equities along with a decent reward in the form of regular and sustainable dividends.

To help you zero in on stocks that are a great balance of income potential but also low-risk, rock-solid plays for the long term that you can believe in, here’s a list of seven high-dividend stocks:

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