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What You Need to Know About These Huge Dividend Stocks

By Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson – Feb 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

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American Capital Agency and Prospect Capital check in with investors.

Among dividend stocks, American Capital Agency (AGNC 1.73%) and Prospect Capital (PSEC 1.16%) offer some of the highest yields to investors today.

Both companies reported earnings this week, and in this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson tell viewers what they need to know about these two companies, as well as discuss the outlook for Hartford (HIG 0.58%) and General Growth Properties (GGP).

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David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Amazon.com and Hartford Financial Services. The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com. 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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Stocks Mentioned

AGNC Investment Corp. Stock Quote
AGNC Investment Corp.
AGNC
$10.02 (1.73%) $0.17
Hartford Financial Services Stock Quote
Hartford Financial Services
HIG
$75.97 (0.58%) $0.44
Amazon Stock Quote
Amazon
AMZN
$93.41 (-0.77%) $0.72
Prospect Capital Stock Quote
Prospect Capital
PSEC
$7.82 (1.16%) $0.09
General Growth Properties, Inc Stock Quote
General Growth Properties, Inc
GGP

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