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10 Simply Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement



Low interest rates have created a challenge for investors looking for dividend stocks that will generate safe cash flows for their retirement.

Dividend stocks have become increasingly appealing because of their relatively high yields and their ability to grow their payouts over time, which better protects one’s purchasing power compared to fixed interest payments made by bonds.

We'll take a look at 10 of the best high dividend stocks that offer strong yields (4% and above) and that have a regular cash flows insulated from the vagaries of economic cycles.

Most of these stocks have increased their dividends for more than 10 consecutive years, and each one has a high Dividend Safety Score above 60, indicating that its dividend payments are likely very safe. (The higher the score on a scale of 0-100, the better.)


While stock prices will unpredictably fluctuate, the dividends paid by these safe dividend stocks are expected to remain secure with moderate growth. So, here’s a look at these 10 stocks, as well as their current yields, dividend growth streak and dividend safety score.

Prices and data are from the original InvestorPlace story published on May 1, 2017. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current prices and more.

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


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