1 Winning Dividend Investment for Year's Endhttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/12/07/1-winning-dividend-investment-for-years-end.aspx Tamara Walsh
December 7, 2013
With just 24 days left in the year, investors are looking to the future. And what better way to kick off 2014 than by adding two high-quality dividend stocks to your portfolio? After all, dividend stocks tend to outperform non-dividend-paying stocks over the long haul. Here's one stock that will reward investors in the year ahead, regardless of volatility in the market.
Reliable payouts are key
On top of that, Windstream has a massive net debt load of $8.8 billion, which could weigh down the stock going forward. As a result, it's only a matter of time until Windstream will be forced to slash its dividend or cut it altogether. Fellow Fool Dan Dzombak summed it best when he said, "Investing in Windstream looks like picking up quarters in front of a steamroller; sooner or later you're going to get crushed."
That's where Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) comes into play -- it offers investors reliable payouts backed by strong financials.
Apple of your eye