One thing all investors can agree on is that markets fluctuate. Stock prices rise and fall for innumerable reasons. Another thing we can be sure of is that dividend-paying stocks have historically outperformed non-dividend stocks. Therefore, one of the best ways to capture market-beating returns is to invest in industry-leading companies with sustainable dividends during times when their respective stocks are trading down. Check out the presentation below to find out why companies like AT&T (NYSE:T), General Electric (NYSE:GE), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Clorox (NYSE:CLX), and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) are all timely picks for income investors today.

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