Yesterday, Fool analyst Morgan Housel presciently asked readers to consider whether or not we're in the midst of a dividend bubble, akin to the technology sector at the turn of the century or the more recent housing boom and bust from which the economy is still recovering.
The evidence he provided was convincing. He pointed to Consolidated Edison
He then discussed how McDonald's
What's an income investor to do?
I agree that many dividend stocks look expensive right now. Notice how as their share prices have gone up, many of them have seen their dividend yields plummet over the last few years, even as they've increased their dividend payouts. That's left income-seeking investors with fewer and fewer secure avenues for yield.
My recommendation is to take a good look at technology giant Intel
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Foolish contributing writer John Maxfield does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Altria Group and Intel. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of McDonald's and Intel. 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.