The Best Stocks for a Dividend Portfolio?

What are the best dividend stocks for your portfolio?

Mar 6, 2014 at 6:35PM

In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser and Motley Fool Stock Advisor analyst Brendan Mathews take a question from a reader who asks: "What's your Foolish opinion on the best stocks for a dividend portfolio?"

Investors love dividends -- hey, it's cash in your pocket. In this video, Jason outlines his favorite pick, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), a company with plenty of cash to fuel future dividend growth. Brendan highlights the hefty 5.1% yield offered by Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), as well as a small, overlooked auto-insurer in Massachusetts, Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT), which pays a respectable 4.3% dividend.

Who Does't Love a Dividend?
One of the secrets that few finance professionals will reveal is that dividend stocks as a group handily outperform their non-dividend-paying brethren. However, knowing this is only half the battle. The other half is identifying which dividend stocks in particular are the best. With this in mind, our top analysts put together a free list of nine high-yielding stocks that should be in every income investor's portfolio. To learn the identity of these stocks instantly and for free, all you have to do is click here now.

Brendan Mathews owns shares of Apple and Kinder Morgan. Jason Moser has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Kinder Morgan, and Safety Insurance Group. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Kinder Morgan. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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