Turmoil Breeds Dividends

The fiscal cliff has been averted, but that does not mean the U.S. economy is out of the woods. Further battles over the debt ceiling, spending cuts and Medicare costs, as well European economic uncertainty, are on the horizon. The turmoil makes this a good time to add high-yielding stocks to your portfolio.

To pick these stocks, I created computerized strategies that mirror how Wall Street's great guru investors analyze stocks. I found three that provide a 5% yield or more. I started with a strategy based on the writings of James P. O'Shaughnessy. It looks at four variables: a market cap above $1 billion; cash flow per share that exceeds the market mean of $1.42; shares outstanding in excess of the market average of 612 million; and trailing 12-month sales that are 1.5x or more than the market mean of $20.3 billion....203 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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