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3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Retirement

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Bond yields have been soaring for months and particularly since the presidential election. The 10-year Treasury yield is up nearly 70% from its mid-summer lows. Yet even after a run like that, the 10-year yield is still a pitiful 2.2%. Good luck living on that in retirement. Investors looking for retirement income are still going to have better luck with a portfolio of dividend stocks.

High-yield dividend stocks are uniquely well suited as retirement stocks, as they reduce your need to sell assets to fund your retirement needs.

Think about it. The market has traded mostly sideways for the last two years … and from 1968 to 1982, the market traded sideways for a whopping 14 years. If you’re having to sell off a chunk of your growth stocks every year to fund your retirement needs, another long stretch like that is likely to leave your portfolio depleted and with no real chance of recovery.

But if you’re depending on the income stream thrown off by a portfolio of dividend stocks, your retirement is safe regardless of whether the market goes up, down or sideways … indefinitely.

With that as a backdrop, the following are three of my favorite dividend-paying retirement stocks. All of these are stocks that I’d feel comfortable dropping in a drawer and forgetting about for years at a time.

This slide show is from InvestorPlace, not the Kiplinger editorial staff.

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