If you’re a seasoned income investor, you may already own a good number of typical dividend plays like utilities, consumer staples, real estate investment trusts and telecom.
Those standard dividend sectors are all well and good, but what’s popular among yield-seekers isn’t always what the broad market favors. Every sector has its ups and downs. As such, if your portfolio is over-weighted in just a handful of sectors, it could take a big hit if one bad headline triggers a sell-off.
To “volatility-proof” your portfolio, you’re going to want to diversify. The concept of diversifying might sound basic, but doing so without sacrificing yield is not always clear. So, I’m here to show you how diversifying without dropping yields is possible if you know where to look.
Here are three dividend stocks based in sectors that you might not have considered as income plays.