stocks

11 Great Dividend Stocks for Income Investors

The best income strategy in this low-rate environment is to leaven your portfolio with stocks that pay solid dividends.

The Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates by one-quarter of a percentage point provides little solace to investors who have been trying to squeeze a decent stream of income from their portfolios over the past seven years. Yields on bonds remain near record lows, and it’s unlikely they will rise much this year.

Takeaway

K3-GLASSMAN.1.indd

Thinkstock

James K. Glassman, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is the author, most recently, of Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence. He owns none of the investments mentioned.

Most Popular

Your Guide to Roth Conversions
Special Report
Tax Breaks

Your Guide to Roth Conversions

A Kiplinger Special Report
February 25, 2021
11 Best Healthcare Stocks for the Rest of 2021
healthcare stocks

11 Best Healthcare Stocks for the Rest of 2021

The 2020s could be the decade of healthcare stocks. Here are 10 companies and one ETF to watch not just for the remainder of this year, but well beyon…
July 13, 2021
What Is the Social Security COLA?
retirement

What Is the Social Security COLA?

For the average recipient, the 2021 monthly increase doesn't even cover a fill-up at the gas station — but it beats nothing.
July 14, 2021

Recommended

Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation
Becoming an Investor

Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation

Use our picks to hedge against rising prices that can eat into your investment returns.
July 27, 2021
Stock Market Today (7/26/21): Major Indexes Quietly Etch New Highs
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (7/26/21): Major Indexes Quietly Etch New Highs

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all squeaked out fresh highs in a fairly quiet Monday session. Much more explosive was the cryptocurrency space.
July 26, 2021
7 Best Communication Services Stocks for the Rest of 2021
stocks

7 Best Communication Services Stocks for the Rest of 2021

Communication services stocks have done well in 2021, and this list of names could continue to see growth through year's end and beyond.
July 26, 2021
Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2021

The most exciting initial public offerings (IPOs) expected in 2021 range from an Amazon-backed EV play to a controversial brokerage app to a pair of b…
July 26, 2021