Buying strong dividend stocks has proved to be a way to beat the market in the long term, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI ) has some of the most consistent dividend stocks in the world.
For investors looking to add solid dividends right now, AT&T (NYSE: T ) and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ ) are a great place to start. They yield 5.4% and 4.4%, respectively, and have a stranglehold on the U.S. mobile market, which should yield strong returns for years to come.
Another stock to watch is Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ) , which pays a 3.6% dividend yield and has tremendous upside if it can improve its mobile chips in 2014.
Erin Miller sat down with Fool contributor Travis Hoium to see why he loves these top Dow dividend stocks and what the future for these payouts is in the long term.
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