Friday, May 4, 2012

4 Dividend Stalwarts

With the Federal Reserve having kept interest rates at historical lows near 0% for more than three years now, many stocks kick out dividend yields far in excess of what you get in savings accounts, CDs and money market funds.

One thing we can be sure about is the direction interest rates will go next. It has to be up. It's less certain how fast they will move and how long the move will last, but we've seen rates start to move a little bit recently. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries rose from 1.87% at the end of last year to a high of 2.4% last month; it is currently around 2.2%.  READ MORE

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