Given that the Federal Reserve plans to keep interest rates low for at least another year, investors continue to turn to dividend stocks for yield. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy takes a look at some traditional dividend payers Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) and compares their total return to master limited partnerships Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP ) and Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP ) .
Nine more dividends to consider
No, they don't garner the notability of high-flying growth stocks, but dividend stocks are also less likely to crash and burn. And over the long term, the compounding effect of the quarterly payouts, as well as their growth, adds up faster than most investors imagine. With this in mind, our analysts sat down to identify the absolute best of the best when it comes to rock-solid dividend stocks, drawing up a list in this free report of nine that fit the bill. To discover the identities of these companies before the rest of the market catches on, you can download this valuable free report by simply clicking here now.