One thing that all investors can agree on is that markets fluctuate. Stock prices rise and fall for innumerable reasons. Fortunately, investors can use this market volatility to their advantage by investing in companies that create shareholder value through reliable dividends. In the presentation below we pit fast-food giant McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) against java giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) to see which company is a better dividend stock for your portfolio today.  

Top dividend stocks for the next decade
The smartest investors know that dividend stocks simply crush their non-dividend paying counterparts over the long term. That's beyond dispute. They also know that a well-constructed dividend portfolio creates wealth steadily, while still allowing you to sleep like a baby. Knowing how valuable such a portfolio might be, our top analysts put together a report on a group of high-yielding stocks that should be in any income investor's portfolio. To see our free report on these stocks, just click here now.


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