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10 low-risk dividend-paying stocks

The hunt for higher returns has led many investors into the risky realm of corporate and government bonds. Stocks that pay dividends of up to 6% are better bets.

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May 24, 2013 9:31AM
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If you really want to see what you're risking in these stocks just do the math on what the stock price is today versus the stock price at the lowest point of the last crash - Feb to March 2009. Subtract the value/price of the stock at its lowest price during the crash from the price you'd pay for that stock today and then multiply it times how many shares you think you should buy. The result is the amount of risk/loss you'd be taking on. Face it people, the market is at all-times highs and buying anything at all-time highs is NOT a good buy.

May 24, 2013 9:59AM
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The business headline I want to see "Stocks drop to real value as government pulls back its welfare for Wall Street program."
May 23, 2013 9:59PM
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Oneok Partners (OKS  not OKE) is the master limited partnership with the 5.3% yield.
OKE has a 2.9% yield.
May 24, 2013 3:53PM
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The home page lists INTL as the ticker for Intel (INTC).  If anyone buys INTL, you've failed the intelligence test.  
May 24, 2013 4:54PM
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When a Stock Price is at ZERO...Isn't that Bankruptcy ??.......Just sayin'.
May 24, 2013 4:51PM
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Yes, there is a problem with some of the Symbols...?  Maybe Jim is slipping a little ?

Yes, many of these Companies are at hi-end prices or better then 52 week recent averages.

Yes, I also concur for only 10 picks, 30% of them are tied to the Oil/Ngas Patch.

Yes, most of these picks are buy and hold; Not for day traders, hardly. But,Nothing last forever.

Yes, most pay a decent average div (increasing), a couple I am skeptical of.?

Yes, the majority are Low-Risk and have pulled through the recession nicely..

Yes, I agree with others; More diversity is needed and with the other suggestions of similar type stocks I would go with the likes of Tobacco, Staples, Foods, Transportation/Rail, Home improvement, Healthcare maybe even a LP in Coal......We own 3 of his choices..

Think others like...MO, PM, RAI, CAG, PG, PFE, CSX, WM, HD,LOW,MRK, PRG. ARLP.

May 24, 2013 6:22PM
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Jim is a great global researcher, however he fails to mention to U.S. investors Tax Withholding rates in other countries on his dividend recommendations.  Withholding in Canada is 25% on the BNS rec.  reducing the yield to about 3% and AZ withholds 30%, reducing Westpac to about 4.62%.  I never see this mentioned in the div articles about international yields and it is a misrepresentation.  Dow Jones Indexes publishes international withholding tax rates for more extensive info.
May 24, 2013 1:19PM
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LOW RISK?  these are not all LOW RISK?  not even close!   LONG-TERM...????
May 24, 2013 12:01PM
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I see several stocks related to the petroleum / natural gas industry. Investing in these for the long term I think will be a mistake. Even these companies are now diversifying into newer potential sources of energy which is going to be the future.
May 24, 2013 8:58AM
May 24, 2013 2:23PM
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Three words!  PROCTER AND GAMBLE! !!!!
May 27, 2013 11:14PM
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Yes, there is a problem with some of the Symbols...?  Maybe Jim is slipping a little ?

Yes, many of these Companies are at hi-end prices or better then 52 week recent averages.

Yes, I also concur for only 10 picks, 30% of them are tied to the Oil/Ngas Patch.

Yes, most of these picks are buy and hold; Not for day traders, hardly. But,Nothing last forever.

Yes, most pay a decent average div (increasing), a couple I am skeptical of.?

Yes, the majority are Low-Risk and have pulled through the recession nicely..

Yes, I agree with others; More diversity is needed and with the other suggestions of similar type stocks I would go with the likes of Tobacco, Staples, Foods, Transportation/Rail, Home improvement, Healthcare maybe even a LP in Coal......We own 3 of his choices..

Think others like...MO, PM, RAI, CAG, PG, PFE, CSX, WM, HD,LOW,MRK, PRG. ARLP.

May 25, 2013 12:01AM
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True Salty,true...

Part of the reason I've pared back or eliminated some Foreign exposures.

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