9 High-Yield Stocks Doling Out 5% or More

These high-income stocks deliver on headline yield, offering up between roughly 5% and 9%. They also have the financial fortitude to keep those payouts coming.

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When you're seeking out high-yield stocks, remember: You need more than headline yield – you also need an element of safety.

In today's world, which is characterized by historically low interest rates, stocks with eye-popping dividend yields are often too good to be true. From dangerous debt loads to businesses in secular decline, high-dividend stocks require extra scrutiny to avoid investing in yield traps. That goes doubly for investors looking for retirement stocks capable of producing income for decades down the road.


Data is as of Jan. 23. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent quarterly payout and dividing by the share price. Dividend growth streaks are calculated by using total dividends paid each fiscal year. Companies are listed in reverse order of yield.

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Brian Bollinger
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Brian Bollinger is President of Simply Safe Dividends, a company that provides online tools and research designed to help investors generate safe retirement income from dividend stocks without the high fees associated with many other financial products.