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Own Dividend-Paying Stocks In Your Retirement Portfolio

Dividend-paying stocks are great choices for your retirement account. Before you retire, you can accumulate shares with dividend reinvestment. And during retirement you can use the dividends as income.

Here are 10 dividend-paying stocks that are candidates for a retirement account. Many of these stocks have multiyear records of increasing their dividends, which is important to keep ahead of inflation.

Retirement Dividend Stocks
Stock
Quote
Annual Dividend & Yield
Annual Dividend 100 Shares
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AT&T
2.00 (6.19%)
$200.00
Amgen
5.28 (2.94%)
$528.00
Cincinnati Financial Corp.
2.12 (3.06%)
$212.00
Consolidated Edison
2.86 (3.73%)
$286.00
Exxon Mobil
3.28 (4.04%)
$328.00
HCP
1.48 (6.17%)
$148.00
Johnson & Johnson
3.60 (3.01%)
$360.00
Kimberly Clark
4.00 (3.97%)
$400.00
Realty Income
0.88 (1.65%)
$88.00
Sysco
1.44 (2.21%)
$144.00
Sum Dividends
$2,694.00
Price and dividend data from Quandl. Annual dividend yield data as of Jun-01-2018.


To inspect the performance of the Retirement Dividend Stocks portfolio, see the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for from Quandl.

All 10 are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,000.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each at its closing weekly price for the current date in 2008.


Retirement Dividend Stocks - Return Results
Portfolio:
Retirement Dividend Stocks
Start date:
Jun-24-2008
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
Jun-24-2018
End value:
$28,779
Number prices
121
Minimum value occurred on Feb-28-2009
$8,170
Maximum value occurred on Dec-31-2017
$29,957
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
187.79%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
11.15%
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$28,779
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
62.37%
Number returns
7,260
Number profitable returns (Winners)
6,819
Percent profitable returns
93.93%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
441
Percent unprofitable returns
6.07%
Winners to losers ratio
15.46
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