The stock market is a good source for collecting dividend income. Well managed companies in the stock market can reward their shareholders with a nice stream of dividend income. After all, the shareholders are the owners of the company and they should receive good cash dividends from their share of the company's profit. Shown below are several lists of high paying dividend stocks:
In the current low interest rate environment, banks are paying roughly 0.75% to interest bearing accounts. High dividend income can supplement declining interest income. The first list below have stocks with dividend yields of more than 10%. Shareholders of publicly traded companies in the stock market are the real owners of the company. If the company is well managed they can pay their shareholders with cash dividends.
Here is a list of stocks with the highest dividend yields:
Here is a list of stocks that paid the most cash dividend amount over the last trailing twelve months (Dividend TTM is the cash dividend dollar amount per share paid out to shareholders):
When it comes to trading high paying dividend stocks, the rule of thumb is not to forget the principals behind the financial theory of "Risk-Return Tradeoff". Safe boring companies don't need to pay such high dividends. Triple digits dividend yields are not sustainable for more than four financial quarters. Keep the dividends but don't get married to the stock.
Here are the highest S&P 500 dividend stocks:
Here are a selection of highest dividend stocks in the Banking Sector:
Here are a selection of highest dividend stocks in the Real Estate Sector:
Here are a selection of highest dividend stocks who are using their growth to provide high dividend payments:
Technically, Bonds Funds do not offer dividend payments per se but they do spin-off interest income generated from their bonds holdings and redistribute it to the shareholders of the Bond Funds. You can buy/sell Bond Funds just like you would with stocks. They are traded on the stock exchanges. Here are a selection of highest yield on Bond Funds that are traded on the stock exchanges:
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