6 Beautifully Boring Dividend Stocks

Instead of popular but volatile stocks, owning under-the-radar defensive gems will let you sleep at night.

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The sexiest, most popular stocks have a speculative allure that's hard to deny. Names like GameStop (GME), Tesla (TSLA) and Virgin Galactic (SPCE) get the paparazzi treatment from the media, grab the attention of day traders and often top the list of Wall Street's big daily gainers – and losers.

Hype comes at a price. High-profile stocks tend to have pricey valuations and short or inconsistent track records. Wild price swings can make it hard to stay invested if you can't deal with nail-biting volatility. Instead, consider some lower-profile and less-volatile dividend stocks.


Data is as of Aug. 6. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent payout and dividing by the share price. Volatility (as measured by beta) relative to the overall market over the past five years.

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