Don't Give Up on Higher-Dividend Stocks

The overall market has generated strong returns, up nearly 37% since the beginning of 2011, as measured by the S&P 500. Stocks that have a focus on paying good dividends have been outperformers over that time, up 39.5% on the basis of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY).

Prior to the recent correction in the dividend group, the gap of outperformance was even wider, and if you include 2010 returns, dividend stocks had outpaced the S&P 500 by more than 650 basis points at their peak. Further, these stocks have achieved these very favorable gains with far less than market volatility....653 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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